November 11, 2018

This Article was originally published in The Global Analyst

“Investing in a NBFC is like playing European roulette. Investing in NBFC’s is like playing Snakes & Ladders. There is that super long snake in the penultimate cell who brings you back to zero” Saurabh Mukherje...

September 10, 2017

The article originally appeared in Gulf News, Arab Times and Akhbar Al Khaleej Expats presently constitute about half of the total population in the GCC (52%),

August 16, 2017

Kuwait Financial Center or "Markaz" was established this same day 43 years ago. I am not aware of many financial institutions in the GCC that traveled this long and yet remained young at heart. Imagine the number of market cycles, episodes, financial crisis, booms, and...

August 14, 2017

Before I narrate my harrowing experience, here is the takeaway (if you don’t have time to read through).

1.      Don’t book a holiday online with Thomas Cook (TC). It is better to walk to their  local office and put a face to the name that you are dealing with....

May 14, 2017

This Article was Published in Market Express and Indians in Kuwait

The Indian Rupee (INR) is surprisingly strong proving many analysts wrong. In a world where emerging market currencies experience decline, the INR has been appreciating steadily. From a lo...

April 16, 2017

A recent blog article in Wall Street Journal caught my attention. There are 64 job occupations that earn more than $100,000 per annum in US as per latest data from Labor department.

While this in itself is a good news, what is surprising to note is the dominance of...

January 21, 2017

While globally the trend is clearly in favor of ETF’s or passive investing, emerging markets like India still offers plenty of scope for stock selection and active management. Investors can take a cue from bellwether indexes like Nifty 50 or Sensex and develop strategi...

October 17, 2016

This Article was Published in  Gulf News,  Arab TimesAkhbar Al Khaleej and Alqabas

Typically, the topics in the business section of a newspaper in the GCC will almost always focus on issues such as the budget, deficits, subsidies, investment, etc....

September 21, 2016

This Article was published in The National

Banks in the UAE pay 1.25 per cent on time deposits with a maturity of one year. While this may look measly, two things matter for consideration here.

First, interest rates are still positive in the UAE, unlike Europe where they...

August 17, 2016

This Article was originally published in The National

GCC Investment Bankers (IB) should be the most stressed lot! Too much work and too little rewards. The fee based investment banking business has four key components going for it i.e., syndicated loans, equity ca...

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