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The GCC: FAQs and Figures

MENA Economic Reports - 18 January 2017

We are frequently asked questions about the GCC nations and hence we’ve tried to answer some of these through this brief report. It is a quick snapshot of the GCC region with some information that readers will hopefully find useful, especially in terms of putting each of the six countries into context (…)

Market Insights & Strategy - NBAD Global Markets

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GCC Fixed Income Chart Book: FY 2016 Review

09 January 2017

For those of you following GCC bonds and sukuk please find attached our latest quarterly review of these markets. As always we have kept the report text-light and to the point. We hope that you will find it useful.

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

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Morocco – North Africa’s Star?

Hot Topics - 04 January 2017

With most of the North African region continuing to face severe political and economic challenges, one country in the Maghreb has managed to overcome some of its own domestic issues and markedly outperform its neighbours over the past few years. But after a relatively lacklustre 2016 will Morocco be able to move forward again this year?

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

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2016: A quick glance in the rear view mirror

25 December 2016

Just as we had all re-wired our brains to write 2016 instead of ’15 we realised that we were already part way into the year, and thereafter – as always – the months flew past. Here we are now, in the last few days of the year and bidding farewell to what has been a pretty eventful year in more ways than one.

Chavan Bhogaita, NBAD's Global Head of Market Insights & Strategy

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Interview - Saudi Bond Issuance

Thomson Reuters

Following the recent landmark bond issue by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Chavan Bhogaita talks about the deal, the implications of this transaction, and indeed the broader reforms being considered by the Kingdom

Chavan Bhogaita, NBAD's Global Head of Market Insights & Strategy

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