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Regional Fixed Income Strategy

We believe that the majority of recent gains in fixed income markets in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are now behind us, and we reaffirm our neutral-bearish outlook on debt markets...

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Regional Fixed Income Strategy

We believe that the majority of recent gains in fixed income markets in the Gulf and the Levant are now behind us, and we see little value in the majority of the region's bond markets over the rest...

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Key Themes Of 2014

Growth in the Middle East and North Africa region will remain subject to downside political risks over 2014. We expect the major themes over the coming year to include; a slight convergence in growth...

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'Brand Qatar' Facing Its First Crisis

Qatar has faced international opprobrium over the last few months, as the spotlight has turned towards its problematic sponsorship ('kafala') system and the poor labour conditions faced by migrant...

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Regional Equity Strategy

Equity markets in the GCC remain buoyant as we head into the final months of 2013, with the S&P GCC index recording gains of 17.1% since the start of the year. Our core view has long been that a...

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GCC: Key Themes For 2014

We retain a generally positive view of the GCC's prospects as we head into 2014. While headline growth should slow on account mainly of smaller gains in oil production, the expansion of the non-oil...

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