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The Right People Are Staying

Weekly Investment View – 20 August 2017

Irrespective of Trump and after the latest comings and goings in the White House, there is a probability that remaining Republicans and Democrats will work more together.One of the most encouraging things to emerge from the latest FOMC meeting’s conclusions, is that economic growth continued to improve abroad, especially among the ‘advanced foreign economies (AFEs), while the pick-up in advanced-economy demand is contributing to relatively strong growth in China and ‘emerging Asia’. Inflation is also low in most emerging market economies (EMEs), which makes the latter appear as an even more attractive group to global investors(...)

Claude-Henri Chavanon, Head of Products & Services - Wealth & Private Banking

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First Abu Dhabi Bank vs Peer Banks

02 August 2017

In this report FAB’s Market Insights & Strategy team provides a snapshot of how some of the world’s most prominent banks stack up against each other on the basis of some key parameters such as Return on Equity, Capital Adequacy, Credit Ratings, etc. A simple and factual comparison where the charts speak for themselves (...)

Chavan Bhogaita, Head of Market Insights & Strategy, Global Markets, FAB

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Off The Beaten Track

Hot Topics – 24 July 2017

The big economies of Sub-Saharan Africa, such as South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria are regularly reported upon and analyzed, but there are number of much smaller states which have made significant advances both politically and economically over the past few years, but do not quite get the same degree of limelight. So in a change of tack from our usual publications I thought this month we would take a brief look at three of these countries, namely; Djibouti, Mauritius and Rwanda. Each face numerous and ongoing challenges, but at the same time highlight the true potential and hope for the world’s largest continent as well as dispelling some of its myths.

Glenn Wepener, Executive Director & Geopolitical Analyst Middle East & Africa

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Interview – UAE Market Performance for the Day

Al Arabiya TV – 20 July 2017

Mohammed Ali Yasin, the CEO of NBAD Securities
Mohammed Ali Yasin, the CEO of NBAD Securities, commented on companies financial results for Q2/2017 and H1/2017, with a focus on DIB and ENBD banks. According to Mr. Yasin, the momentum in the market will be stronger starting from September, which will positively impact its performance in Q4 this year.

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Egypt – Quiet Progress

Hot Topics – 18 June 2017

While a number of major geo-political events such as the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling of the US elections, sabre-rattling by North Korea, Brexit and the more recent Qatar dispute, continue to take-up much of the global media headlines and analysis, Egypt has quietly been making progress on the economic front since it floated the pound and signed up to an IMF program late last year.(...)

Glenn Wepener, Executive Director & Geopolitical Analyst Middle East & Africa

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Latest Global Market Reports

GCC Fixed Income Chart Book: 1H 2017 Review

05 July 2017

FAB’s market insights team published their quarterly review of GCC bond and sukuk markets for 1H 2017. Click here to view the full report.

Chavan Bhogaita, Managing Director and Global Head of Market Insights & Strategy

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Other Regional and Sector Insights

Dynamic Global Economy

Weekly Fixed Income Comment – 21 August 2017

A tough week coming up for the great and the good of the central banks, policymakers and academics, as they make their annual pilgrimage to the green and pleasant lands of Jackson Hole, courtesy of the Kansas City Fed. This year’s symposium, “Fostering a Dynamic Global Economy”, will take place on Thursday and Friday(...)

Ian Clarke, Head of Fixed Income Fund Management

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