In the News
  • Operation Suez success as monster ship refloated

    Intense salvage efforts lasting 7 days free mega ship and 367 ships affected by the blockage

    Khaleej Times

  • Megaship blocks Suez Canal for third day: Why it matters to oil prices, world trade

    Billions worth of commodities, crude and goods pass through it


  • Saudi plan to lure multinationals will boost job creation and knowledge transfer

    Move will fast-track the country's goal to make Riyadh one of the top 10 city-economies in the world

    The National

  • Budget sops boost Indian stocks

    The Indian stock markets welcomed the much anticipated budget 2021-22

    Khaleej Times

  • Markets cheer as Sensex crosses 2,000 points, Nifty up by 500 points

    The Indian stock markets cheered on Monday in the mid-trading session as stocks cross 2,000

    Khaleej Times

  • Oil-rich Kuwait faces reckoning as debt crisis looms

    COVID, low oil prices and the liquidity crisis have all come together in a perfect storm

    Economic Times

  • UAE's legal reforms to boost its status as expat, investment destination

    Move can incentivise 'greater business participation'


  • Kuwait stocks’ big moment lacks usual pre-upgrade rally

    MSCI is due to unveil its semi-annual index review on Tuesday

    Gulf Times

  • Qatar- Kuwait stocks' big moment lacks usual pre-upgrade rally

    Kuwaiti companies will enter the popular emerging-market stocks benchmark compiled by MSCI Inc this month.


  • Kuwait Stocks’ Big Moment Lacks the Usual Pre-Upgrade Rally

    Kuwaiti companies will enter the popular emerging-market stocks benchmark compiled by MSCI Inc. this month.


  • Kuwait: A compelling proposition

    MR Raghu pointed out that Islamic banks still entered the current pandemic in a very good position in terms of asset quality, profitability and capitalization...


  • Vote of confidence for volatility

    Some economists predict that Democrats and Republicans are unlikely to agree on a stimulus deal before the November 3 elections.

    Khaleej Times

  • Kuwait ousts blue-collar expats as slump, resentment bite

    Like its Gulf neighbours, Kuwait depends heavily on cheap foreign labour, mainly Middle Eastern and Asian workers.

    Times of India

  • Kuwait ousts blue-collar expats as slump, resentment bite

    The cash-strapped govt said last month that from January it will no longer renew work...


  • UAE lenders banking on gradual recovery

    Financial institutions' performance to largely depend on economic rebound


  • Beirut blast: Lebanon's economy, currency likely to weaken further

    The Lebanese pound has already lost more than 80 per cent of its value since October last year.

    Khaleej Times

  • Sensex, Nifty drop as investors eye Fed meeting today

    The Indian stock markets witnessed choppy trend as they traded in negative in mid-day trading.

    Khaleej Times

  • GCC's Borrowing Binge

    GCC-based countries are drawing down their foreign exchange reserves to protect their dollar pegs and tapping global debt markets for record amounts, along with corporates.

    Global Finance

  • Covid-19 crisis: UAE, GCC firms’ Q2 net profits set to plunge

    UAE and GCC companies will report a significant drop in their second-quarter earnings due to higher provisions and lower revenues in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, according to experts.


  • Covid-19 crisis to impact UAE, GCC firms’ Q2 earnings

    Market insiders and analysts anticipate that hospitality, retail, real estate, construction, banking and commodity-based companies will report up to 50% decline in their second-quarter profits.

    Khaleej Times

  • Kuwait Stocks Drop With Emir in Hospital, S&P Outlook: Inside EM

    Kuwait’s main equity index led losses in the Gulf after the country’s ruler was hospitalized over the weekend and S&P Global Ratings downgraded the prospects for the economy.


  • Are there investment lessons to be learned from epidemics/pandemics?

    The coronavirus-induced market correction is only temporary, reassure wealth managers

    Gulf News

  • COVID-19 hits Middle East construction activity

    M.R Raghu, said that although the GCC construction market continued to remain buoyant, with projects worth $17.5bn announced in February 2020 alone, the supply of materials was bound to face constraints.


  • Is this the right time to invest in property? Experts weigh in

    Although distress sales and deals abound in the market, beware of price volatility and falling yields


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