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Economic Update | Will the “second wave” of mergers and acquisitions in GCC banking continue to gather pace?

7 Jul 2021
More than a year after the initial onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the Gulf banking sector is seeing an increase in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), as lenders continue to deal with the...

Economic Update | Report: Will digitalisation in UAE higher education spur longer-term economic growth?

28 Jun 2021
The UAE’s robust current account balance cushioned the economy against the twin global challenges of Covid-19 and the oil price drop in 2020. Lockdowns were implemented to protect public health, and...

Economic Update | Sustainable construction in the Gulf: building a greener future?

16 Jun 2021
As industries around the world increasingly turn towards environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies to support their recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, focus is sharpening on sustainable...

Economic Update | Can alternative segments reboot Gulf tourism’s Covid-19 recovery?

19 May 2021
With Saudi Arabia's flagship Red Sea tourism project securing $3.8bn in green financing, various governments in the Gulf region are looking to new, alternative tourism models to drive their pandemic...

Economic View | Abdulwahab Al Sadoun, Secretary-General, Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA)

27 Apr 2021
Abdulwahab Al Sadoun
How has the GCC petrochemical industry been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic?

Economic Update | Can higher education institutions shape the Gulf’s post-Covid-19 economy?

17 Mar 2021
As Gulf countries look to rebound from the disruption of 2020, higher education institutions are playing a key role in meeting the needs of the region’s post-coronavirus economy.

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