Our Take on the Hot Topics

NBAD's Global Markets team's analyses on the big stories of the moment across the region

Trump vs Clinton: The Final Countdown

Hot Topics - 25 October 2016

While his campaign has until now been more about how bad the Clintons are and how great he is, rather than focusing on the real issues, it is worth considering what Trump’s economic proposals could mean for the US and consequently the rest of the world. Let’s take a look at some of the key “Trumpenomics” (…)

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

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Saudi Arabia: Veni, Vidi, Vici – KSA enters the EM world in style

Hot Topics - 24 October 2016

Saudi Arabia’s blockbuster sovereign bond issue truly conquered the emerging markets fixed income space last week! As the largest EM sovereign bond issuance in history, KSA’s super jumbo deal was without doubt a landmark transaction. (...)

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

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Oil – Which Way Is Up?

Hot Topics - 28 September 2016

"Since January this year we have been warning about the growing risk of a potential oil price spike in the near to medium term. As we remain within the minority to hold this somewhat contrarian view we have been asked by some of our clients to clarify the reasons behind our thinking (...)"

Glenn Wepener, Geopolitical Analyst, Middle East & Africa

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Tunisia Awaiting a Miracle

24 August 2016

Hailed as a success story following the peaceful “Jasmine” revolution of 2011, Tunisia now struggles to replicate its political achievements on the economic front. With unemployment rising and a very youthful population becoming restive, urgent structural reforms are needed but time is running short.

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