March 4, 2018

This Article was originally published in The Global Analyst

U.S Stock markets have been one of the best performing developed stock markets since the global financial crisis of 2008. A dollar invested at the beginning of 2009 would now be worth $3 (annualized return of 1...

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%),

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...

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....

June 19, 2016

This article was originally written for CFA Institute and was published in various newspapers including Gulf News and Arab Times

The GCC is witnessing a period of rapid transformation as oil prices, which were once at a cushy $100 per barrel, has fallen below $50 o...

June 5, 2016

Let us accept it. The topic of oil price discussion has come to a tiring point now. Every other debate or discussion is around oil price predictions, outlook for oil price and predicting the future of GCC oil economies. Three questions predominate the narrative:

  1. Is...

May 9, 2016

In our day-to-day work we come across several situations where we face severe conflict of interest. If we are in a situation faced with a conflict of interest, ethics demand that we disclose and move away from the situation that creates the conflict. However  if you ar...

March 3, 2016

The year 2015 marked one of the worst years for oil prices and resulting government revenues; the backbone on which most of the GCC economies ride.

Oil: When will this slide end?

With the oil price hovering around $35 per barrel the question remains as to how much longer...

October 18, 2015

This Article was Published in Arab Times, Gulf NewsAkhbar Al KhaleejAl Qabas, Zawya

Subsidies are easy to roll in but difficult to roll back. The vexed issue of tackling subsidies comes to the fore in difficult times and hence this topic assumes impor...

September 3, 2015

This Article was Published in

Sensex fell by 1,624 points (5.94%) on August 24, 2015 to reach 25,741 in what is now termed as Black Monday. That was unprecedented given the normal movement of say 100 to 200 points in a day. Though Sensex su...

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