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Healthy Balance Sheets Buoy US Markets

Weekly Investment View - 23 October 2016

Last week’s successful first ever issuance of Saudi Arabia sovereign debt was greeted very well by international investors, who took $17.5 billion of 5, 10 and 30-year paper, and at lower spreads than originally envisaged. The issue was over-subscribed by at least three times. There was an impressive take up by a very large institutional investor base with good participation by Asian players in particular.  (...)

Claude-Henri Chavanon, NBAD’s Head of Global Asset Management

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Is Saudi Government Micromanaging the Banking sector?

Bloomberg TV - 05 October 2016

Mohammed Ali Yasin, Head of NBAD Securities  discusses the challenges facing Saudi Arabia's banking system with Yousef Gamal El-Din on Bloomberg Markets Middle East.

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Saudi austerity offset Opec boost

Weekly Equity Comment - 10 October 2016

"Last month marked sharp volatility in Mena markets driven by regional and global events such as the unofficial Opec meeting in Algeria, Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan policy meetings, inclusion of Qatari stocks in the FTSE Emerging Market index and additional austerity measures in Saudi Arabia."(…)

Saleem Khokhar, NBAD's Head of Fund Management

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Bankruptcy law: expected impact on UAE listed companies

Dubai TV - 07 September 2016 (ARABIC)

(ARABIC) Mohammed Ali Yasin, Head of NBAD Securities commented on UAE markets' trading activity and expectations for the next few sessions. He also discussed the effects of the new UAE bankruptcy Law on UAE listed companies and expectated oil price movements for the next few months.

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