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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Gulf nations’ great recalibration

After the triumphant forward march of globalization in the years leading up to the financial crisis of 2008-2009, increasingly discordant tones have come to challenge the idea of shared prosperity built on economic integration.

October 23, 2022

Insurance, the way it is meant to be is just getting started

The future is inevitably shrouded in uncertainty, but there are many areas where technological and other developments are profoundly reshaping our way of doing business.

July 17, 2022

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