Category Archives: Economics

Avinash Persaud: Who Will Win the Currency Wars?

“The Americans or the Chinese?” asks risk expert and chairman at Intelligence Capital Limited, Avinash Persaud, at the CFA Institute Middle East investment Conference. Read More

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Malik and Awadallah: Economic Fragmentation of the Arab World

Adeel Malik from the University of Oxford and Bassem Awadallah, founder and CEO of Tomoh Advisory, analyse the deep roots of the relative economic failure of the wider Arab world. Read More

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Arnab Das: We Are Caught in a Trap of Excessive Debt

Arnab Das, managing director of research and investment strategy at Roubini Global Economics, argues the most important parallel issues are the distribution between creditors and debtors and the balance between future and present economic activity. Read More

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Positive Change in the Investment Industry Must Start With All of Us

Opening the Middle East Investment Conference in Dubai, speakers recognise the challenges facing investment professionals in the Middle East and call for change. Read More

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Video: Yacoub Nuseibeh, CFA, on the Issues Facing Investment Professionals in the Middle East

In an interview at the kickoff of the fourth annual CFA Institute Middle East Investment Conference, CFA Society Emirates President, Yacoub Nuseibeh, CFA, discusses issues on the minds of investment professionals in the region. Read More

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Avinash Persaud on Euro Zone Risks

Avinash Persaud sees the European Union risking bigger booms and more devastating national busts. Persaud will be speaking at the Fourth Annual CFA Institute Middle East Investment Conference in Dubai. Read More

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Geopolitical Analysis from Peter Zeihan

In these videos, Peter Zeihan’s analysis ranges from the North Pole’s natural resources to South America’s political tensions. Zeihan will be speaking at the Fourth Annual CFA Institute Middle East Investment Conference in Dubai. Read More

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Islamic Finance: Bringing Ethics to the Center of Finance

Tarek El Diwany believes the core value proposition of Islamic Finance is to bring ethics to the center of finance and when this is achieved, everyone stands to gain. Read More

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Livestream: The Changing Economic and Political Landscape of the Arab Region

Henry Azzam, chairman of the Middle East and North Africa region at Deutsche Bank, discusses the key challenges ahead at the CFA Institute Middle East Investment Conference. Read More

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Arab Spring: Good for the Economy?

Michael O’Sullivan of Credit Suisse argues that regime change can benefit both civil liberties and the economy. Read More

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