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  • 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 Copy

    Move can incentivise 'greater business participation'


  • 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 usual pre-upgrade rally

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

    Gulf Times

  • 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

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


  • 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

  • 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


  • Middle East faces a long, ‘ugly’ recession amid coronavirus fallout: Experts

    The IMF predicted last week that coronavirus would likely cause the greatest global recession in nearly a century

    Al Arabiya

  • Middle East faces a long, ‘ugly’ recession: Experts

    The Middle East is facing a long and “ugly” recession as the coronavirus pandemic stifles economic activity, experts said.

    Saudi Gazette

  • Kuwait’s fiscal buffers bring breathing space

    Economic optimism across the six countries of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) is in short supply going into the second quarter of 2020.

    The Banker

  • Coronavirus: Emerging markets, including Saudi Arabia, headed for recession?

    Emerging Markets economies facing severe stress resulting from health crisis: S&P


  • Reforms put Kuwaiti stocks on investors' radars

    The evolution of Kuwait’s capital markets has illustrated the country’s economic transformation of the past 10 years.

    The Banker

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