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Q&A from Arabia Monitor – Kuwait bond sale

How is the economy doing? The economy grew at 2.5% in 2016 (1.1% in 2015) and is expected to edge up slightly to 2.6% in 2017, supported by an increase […]

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Arabia Monitor’s comments on why Saudi Aramco does not list on NYSE, quoted by Andalou Agency

Andalou Agency’s article “Not listing on NYSE to ‘damage’ Saudi Aramco share sale” quotes Dr Florence Eid-Oakden’s view on why Saudi Aramco does not list on NYSE. Not listing on […]

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Will the upcoming Eurobond issuance help Egypt’s budget deficit? Arabia Monitor quoted on Debtwire

Debtwire’s article on Eygpt’s Eurobond issuance projects the value of the notes, and looks at the problem of public debts, Egypt-GCC relations and the possibility of Egypt issuing sukuk. “The […]

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Dr. Florence Eid-Oakden shares her views with Debtwire on President Aoun’s visit to GCC states and Lebanon-GCC relations

Hassan Jivraj’s article on Debtwire first discusses Turkey’s currency fluctuation, oil trading and bonds in GCC and Egypt’s upcoming bond offering, before turning its attention to Lebanon. “President Aoun’s visit […]

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艾德博士接受凤凰卫视采访,评论30日欧佩克会议

艾德博士接受凤凰卫视采访,评论30日欧佩克会议以及特朗普上任对原油市场的影响。   点击此处,观看采访视频。  

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Happiness, Courage and Power: Women as the key for a successful economy – Report of 3rd German-Arab Women’s Forum

Happiness, courage and power were the leading topics of the 3. German-Arab Women“s Forum, for which the Euro-Mediterranean-Arab Association EMA invited more than a hundred participants from economy, politics and […]

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China-UAE: From strength to strength

China and the UAE have become major economic partners and the bilateral relationship is well poised to flourish in the future.  China-Dubai relations were boosted last month when the UAE […]

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Kuwait: Have no fear, SMEs are here

Recent changes to legislation are expected to bring about a more formalised SME sector through the protection of intellectual property. With weaker oil prices continuing to take their toll on the […]

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UAE: Tourism forges ahead

The UAE aims to boost inbound tourism as it continues to diversify its economy away from oil.Tourism contributed about 9% to GDP last year compared to 4% in 2008.  According […]

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Which MENA countries are leading the way in closing their gender gap?

Arabia Monitor Chief Economist Dr. Florence Eid-Oakden shares her view on gender diversity in the Middle East and North Africa and its implication for the future development in the region. […]

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Regional transitions at critical turning points

  With Florence Eid, Ph.D   Escalating tensions between Russia and the US over the Ukraine could cause a delay on Iranian negotiations, as it may render the P5 much […]

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Unconventional Energy: Reshaping global energy markets, eventually

With Florence Eid, Ph.D, Melissa Moubarak and Jia Yifu   We do not expect the US to surpass Saudi Arabia as the number one oil producer worldwide. But its increasing […]

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