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Why Oman stands to gain from closer cooperation with KSA

  • The visit by Oman’s Sultan Haitham bin Tariq to Saudi Arabia was a double first. It was the first visit to the Kingdom by an Omani leader in more than a decade, and the sultan’s first foreign trip since he ascended the throne on Jan. 11 last year. One focus of the visit was on economic cooper...
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Combining PPA and GOSI: Why size really does matter

  • In asset management, size matters because it gives materiality and buying power. Under Vision 2030, which aims to wean Saudi Arabia off its dependency on oil, the Kingdom is keen to establish national champions. The quest for efficiency straddles all aspects of the economy. Therefore, it ma...
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Conference shows leadership in developing ESG standards

  • The first environmental, social and governance (ESG) conference of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) Institute was a real masterclass in taking into consideration all aspects of ESG standards. The title of the conference “The Neo-Renaissance: Mobilizing ESG for a Sustainable Future” coul...
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International Women’s Day: Women have come a long way, but have further to go

  • Women have come a long way since 1903 and the suffragette movement. Female suffrage was a near revolutionary concept then. The UK achieved universal suffrage in 1918. In 1920, the US granted women the right to vote in the 19th amendment to the constitution. Since then, basically every country i...
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Why the reflation trade can work for Gulf economies 

  • US Treasury yields have turned positive. The most significant jump was the 10-year Treasury note, which jumped from 0.72 percent in September to 1.375 percent on Monday morning. The questions to ask are: What is behind the move? What does it mean for equity markets? And what are the implicati...
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Global mining community is off to the races. Why it matters to the GCC

  • The world’s leading mining companies reported their earnings earlier this week. They have been ripping it up: BHP had its best results in seven years; Rio Tinto returned $9 billion to its shareholders, a record in its 148-year history; Fortescue increased its dividend by a whopping 93 percent; ...
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A glimmer of light in the darkness of Libya

  • Libya has begun a new phase of its post-Qaddafi transition with the selection of a transitional unity government led by Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, a wealthy 61-year-old businessman from Misrata, as interim prime minister. In addition, Mohammad Younes Menfi from eastern Libya will head a three-person ...
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Why the ‘S’ in ESG really matters

  • The importance of adhering to environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles weaved itself through nearly every panel at last week’s Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference. This was not surprising, as the theme of the conference was “The Neo-Renaissance,” taking its inspiration fr...
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Future Investment Initiative: The Neo-Renaissance and ESG

  • The topic of ESG (environment, social and governance principles) weaved its way through virtually all the sessions at the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference.  This was not surprising as the title of the conference was “The Neo- Renaissance,” inspired by the impetus to the econ...
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Day 2 of the Future Investment Initiative: an economist’s perspective (or what it takes to build better)

  • The second day of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) investigated what the post-COVID -19 economic future might look like, and presented some bold visions. This was the logical progression from Day 1 of the conference, which had painted with a broad brush the impact the pandemic has had on...
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