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Willis Sparks on Geopolitics and Markets: The Enemy Is Uncertainty

Willis Sparks of Eurasia Group has identified low oil prices and heightened sensitivity around China’s economy as major drivers of uncertainty. Read More

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Investing in a Market Maelstrom

The 2016 Middle East Investment Conference will convene amid a market maelstrom of volatile oil prices, negative interest rates, geopolitical drama, and national budget revisions. Read More

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Drop in Oil Price Is Structural Not Cyclical Says Fereidun Fesharaki

At the 2015 CFA Institute Middle East Investment Conference, energy expert Fereidun Fesharaki argued that the major drop in oil price is good for the global economy but bad for oil exporting countries. Read More

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Video: Rafik Hafez, CFA, Interviewed Ahead of the Middle East Investment Conference

In an interview ahead of the 2015 CFA Institute Middle East Investment Conference in Kuwait, the president of CFA Society Kuwait, discusses the conference themes, some highlight speakers and issues affecting investment professionals in the Middle East. Read More

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Developing Strategic Plans for the New Reality — In the Middle East and Beyond

In Kuwait, the complexities of changing economic models and shifting priorities emphasize the challenges of investing in new realities. Read More

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Investing in New Realities: Commodities, Disruptive Megatrends, and State Capitalism

Selections from CFA Institute Conference Proceedings for investment professionals ready to re-consider new investing realities by engaging with the latest thinking on global economics, frontier markets, innovative investment techniques and disruptive industry trends. Read More

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Middle East Changes May Cause Initial Economic Pain

Dr George Abed, senior counsellor and director for Africa and the Middle East at the Institute of International Finance, proposes some practical steps for reform in the region. Read More

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Marc Faber: Continuing Financial Crisis Must Be Endured

Marc Faber, editor of “The Gloom, Boom and Doom Report,” believes that the question to be asked over the next decade is not “where will my returns be highest” but “where will I lose the least money?” Read More

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Michael O’Sullivan Recommends Safe Havens for Middle East Investments

Michael O’Sullivan of Credit Suisse will discuss the economics of the Arab Spring at the Third Annual Middle East Investment Conference in Doha, Qatar. Read More

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