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Special Feature: Q&A with Dr. Fawaz Zu’bi – “FinTech: A game changer for MENA”

“FinTech: A game changer for MENA” With Florence Eid-Oakden, Chief Economist This month, we conducted our Special Feature dialogue with Dr. Fawaz Zu’bi, Founder and CEO of Silicon Badia, previously […]

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ICT & Renewables in Saudi Arabia: Significant opportunities for Chinese investors

China became the largest investor in the Arab region in 2016 with investments and pledges worth USD 29.5B, accounting for over 30% of FDI into the region, ahead of the […]

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UAE: How will VAT impact its businesses and the economy?

On 29 August, the UAE Federal Decree-Law for VAT was issued. How will VAT impact UAE businesses and the economy? In addition to the upcoming excise tax, the UAE will […]

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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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