January 21, 2015

This Article was published in Arab Times, Akhbar Al KhaleejGulf News, Alqabas
 

The year 2014 will count to be a momentous year for the GCC region. The year witnessed both a strong rally in the stock markets during the first five months followed by bloodbath duri...

October 29, 2014

This article was published in The October 2014 issue of The Gulf
 

Over the past three years, Kuwait has witnessed a raft of new regulations and legislations aimed at making doing business in the country easier and transparent. Some of the recent key legislations a...

September 24, 2014

This article was published in The August 2014 issue of The Gulf Magazine

Regulations and regulatory reforms are in vogue these days. The GCC has been witnessing a swathe of regulatory reforms in various sectors. How important is it to calibrate and balance r...

May 1, 2014

Liquidity is at the backbone of any market development and GCC stock markets are no exception. Strong oil price backed wealth effect coupled with retail nature of the market triggering speculative activity contributed to very robust liquidity levels in the past, especi...

October 30, 2013

This article was published in Gulf News, AlQabbas, Arab News, Al Bayan and  Akhbar Al Khaleej

As the Middle East and North Africa looks to diversify and grow sustainable economies, Raghu Mandagolathur from CFA Society Kuwait discusses the n...

January 20, 2013

The Retail Distribution Review (RDR) in the U.K. and the Future of Financial Advice (FoFA) Act in Australia are examples of a new regulatory regime that embraces the fee-for-service business model in wealth management.  They could well be the precursor of a new regulat...

December 26, 2012

It is well known that oil revenues - and by default oil prices - are what drive GCC economies, despite efforts by individual GCC states to diversify their economies. Hydrocarbon GDP continues to dominate the economic structure, and consequently, periods of high oil pri...

November 1, 2012

This is a strange pair of two markets, Saudi Arabia and India. One is a rich oil producer sitting on huge amount of wealth and is 7 times richer than India on a per capita basis. Another is a growing emerging market three times the size of Saudi Arabia.

On the 31st of J...

September 12, 2012

This Article was originally published in several Arabic and English newspapers including Arabnews.
 

The Global Financial Crisis (GFC) has impacted world economies including the GCC. However the biggest issue has been the loss of liquidity in stock markets (as measured...

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