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Jarmo T. Kotilaine

Jarmo Kotilaine is an economist and strategist focusing on the Gulf region. He writes on issues ranging from economic development to changes within the corporate sector

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Saudi crude story overshadows its non-oil sector. That’s not a bad thing

After the painful dislocations of the COVID-19 pandemic, which was preceded by a period of low oil prices and fiscal consolidation, the Gulf economies appear to be firing on all cylinders.

June 21, 2022

Here’s why the Gulf needs more institutional investors

Institutional investors are the backbone of Western capital markets where they account for most dealing and hold a lion’s share of tradable assets. Institutions typically pool money from various sources, particularly retail investors.

May 10, 2022