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Arqaam Capital upbeat about MENA structural reform
Sep20

Arqaam Capital upbeat about MENA structural reform

Arqaam Capital, a specialist emerging and frontier markets investment bank, says it sees positive mediump to long-term impact from structural reforms in the Middle East and North Africa region The bank on 19 September  inaugurated its third MENA Investors Conference in Dubai, coinciding—as analysts saw—with a time of change and reform in the MENA region. The prolonged oil oversupply, which may extend into the first half of 2017, has...

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How the wars of MENA are hitting growth and jobs
Jul07

How the wars of MENA are hitting growth and jobs

Ongoing conflict in the Middle East and North Africa region “is costing” Arab economies around $1 trillion, Thomson Reuters quoted in Alzawya said 7 July 2015. “Arab economies have lost more than US$ 1 trillion since Islamic State declared its caliphate in Iraq and Syria a year ago, with the Sunni Muslim militant group managing in that time to take control of a third of Iraq and more than half of all Syrian...

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Business-as-unusual for oil in medium term: IEA
Feb10

Business-as-unusual for oil in medium term: IEA

The recent crash in oil prices will cause the oil market to rebalance in ways that challenge traditional thinking about the responsiveness of supply and demand, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its annual Medium-Term Oil Market Report (MTOMR) released 10 February 2015. The US light, tight oil (LTO) revolution has made non-OPEC production more responsive to price swings than during previous market selloffs, the report...

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Moody’s calms oil price fears
Oct21

Moody’s calms oil price fears

Continued growth in global oil demand means recent downward fluctuations in prices of the commodity are unlikely to lead to a precipitous long-term fall, Moody’s rating agency investors service said Tuesday (21 October 2014). “It’s hardly shocking that oil prices have weakened in the face of growing supply,” Moody’s Managing Director Steve Wood said in a report. “But last week’s sharp drop has...

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