Lebanon Key Analysis

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Still Neutral On Levant Equities

We retain our neutral outlook on the Levant's equity markets, with neither Jordan's Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) nor Lebanon's BLOM Index showing any promise of breaking out of their sideways channels.

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Global Commodities Strategy

We are holding to our Brent and WTI price forecasts for 2014. WTI should remain fairly stable and average USD99/bbl, while improving supply will see Brent weaken to average USD104.9/bbl for the year...

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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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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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Sectarian Tensions Flaring Up

Sectarian tensions remain on the rise in Lebanon. As we highlighted in our latest Syrian conflict CRIB sheet (see 'Conflict Crib Sheet And FAQ', August 16), Lebanon is the country most at risk of...

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