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December 2015

Why Research Matters for the Economy

Date : 30/12/2015 Author: Marmore MENA

The Monday of December 21 (2015) provided another significant milestone in the ongoing saga of oil price volatility. Brent crude oil prices fell to $36.05 a barrel, the weakest since July 2004, and surpassing even the low of $36.20 on December 24, 2008.

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The Paris Climate Agreement and Implications for the GCC

Date : 27/12/2015 Author: Marmore MENA

On December 12, 2015, the Paris Conference on Climate Change adopted the Paris Agreement and associated decisions. Many have hailed it as a historic occasion in the international campaign for combatting climate change. The deal is a significant forward step towards reducing emissions. This is because for the first time in the history of climate change measures, 196 countries (including the largest emitters), have committed to work together to fight climate change and enshrine some form of accountability in light of that purpose.

Tags:  Climate Change, GCC, Hydrocarbon, Oil
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Reasons for poor Analyst Coverage in Kuwait

Date : 13/12/2015 Author: Marmore MENA

After compiling all the shares in major GCC stock exchanges (Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar), and segregating them into Large-, Mid- and Small-cap, based on the below rule, we seek to identify the extent of the problem, before delving into the reasons for the same.

Tags:  Cap, Capital, GCC, Market
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Corporate governance in the GCC: How current practices can be further enhanced and how existing challenges can be overcome

Date : 08/12/2015 Author: M.R Raghu

According to the CFA Institute: “Corporate governance is the system of principles, policies, procedures, and clearly defined responsibilities and accountabilities used by stakeholders to overcome the conflicts of interest inherent in the corporate form.” Essentially, corporate governance is to oversee how organizational affairs are conducted. M R RAGHU takes a look at corporate governance in the GCC.

Tags:  Corporate governance, Economy, GCC
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