GCC Banking Mergers - What’s the story so far?

GCC Banking Mergers - What’s the story so far?

Mergers are one of the widely adopted corporate strategies to help an organization grow. Mergers may have different motives and benefit the business in different ways. The benefits could be increased market share, diversification of the product line,..

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The Month That Was - Equities off to a flying start in 2019

The Month That Was - Equities off to a flying start in 2019

GCC equity markets greeted its investors in celebratory fashion, recording its highest monthly gains in over two years. Investor sentiment was bullish, as the influx of foreign funds, uptick in oil prices and expansionary budget policies are all expe..

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GCC Stock Market Outlook 2019

GCC Stock Market Outlook 2019

Amidst muted growth expectations in global markets, economic outlook for the GCC region as a whole remains positive, as the surge in oil revenues and fiscal reforms of yesteryears will provide the necessary cushion for GCC countries to support econom..

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GCC M&A Report - Q4 2018

GCC M&A Report - Q4 2018

During Q4 2018, the number of closed M&A transactions in the GCC increased by 83% compared to Q4 2017. Among the region, transactions in Saudi Arabia witnessed the highest growth (in percentage terms) while Bahrain was the only country among its ..

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GCC Economic and Investment Themes 2019

GCC Economic and Investment Themes 2019

Four themes cut across GCC as we step into 2019 in light of volatile oil prices. We believe that these themes are reshaping the economic landscape of GCC region. They are: Oil Prices: Lower for Longer? GCC Banking M&A Wave Gulf Bonds: Com..

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A Rainy Day in Kuwait: Flash Floods (Bilingual)

A Rainy Day in Kuwait: Flash Floods (Bilingual)

Two year rain falling in 3 days Kuwait typically receives an average annual rainfall of 118millimeters (mm); however, over a span of three days (November 13-16) it received more than 245mm of rain, breaking the 1997 record. The unprecedented quantu..

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