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INVESTMENT: Global Markets Feel the Heat

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Global macro-economic concerns, strong dollar and lower commodity prices could send global markets into a tizzy writes Mohammed Wassim Khayata, Managing Director of CAPM Investment P.S.C. Bitain’s decision to exit the European Union has further deepened the wounds of an already slowing economy, which is expected to contract at a quarterly rate of 0.4 per cent. This contraction is said ... Read More »

INVESTMENT: Oil Update – It’ll be Rocky

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Renewed optimism in prices may be slowly fading away but the outlook for the UAE economy is resilient Crude oil has reversed losses after slumping to its lifetime low in January 2016 on speculation, stronger demand and falling U.S. output, which will ease a surplus. WTI crude closed at USD 40.40/ bbl (BBG code CO1 Cmtdy) on 11 April 2016 ... Read More »

INVESTMENT: The meltdown in global crude oil prices

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Mohammed Wassim Khayata, Managing Director of CAPM, analyses the state of the crude oil market and its implications for the world economy. Crude Oil has almost halved its value since June 2014. As of 15 September 2015, crude oil ended trading at $44.59/barrel, whilst Brent closed at $46.63/barrel on account of global oversupply concerns, a slowdown in the global economy ... Read More »

INVESTMENT: Beauty in diversity

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While lower oil prices have cast a shadow over some GCC countries, the UAE remains a bright spot for investors thanks to its diversified economy. Investor sentiment is running high in the UAE, which has immunised itself against falling oil prices by diversifying its economy. The UAE’s economy is due to grow 2 to 3 per cent this year, while ... Read More »

INVESTMENT: Have oil prices bottomed out?

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Mr. Mohammed Wassim Khayata, Managing Director of CAPM, analyses the latest figures from the oil market. Oil traded near the USD 50/barrel on NYMEX, and USD 60/barrel on the ICE exchange after its weekly decline in over a month. Adding to such Libya has restarted its crude oil production following the repairmen of its pipeline; as for Oman, one of ... Read More »

INVESTMENT: Mayhem in equity markets

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Mr. Mohammed Wassim Khayata, Managing Director of CAPM, guides us through the recent turmoil in the UAE equity markets. At the time of writing this article and as we head into end of the year, the equity markets in the UAE, and wider GCC, have taken a major tumble and are experiencing frenzied selling across sectors, mainly led by retail ... Read More »

INVESTMENT: Capital growth

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Samena Capital was established to focus on the growth markets of the future; last year, it came to the Middle East. Samena Capital is a principal investment group focusing on the Subcontinent, Asia, Middle East and North Africa, collectively the SAMENA region. Samena Capital currently manages total capital commitments in excess of $700 million across three primary investment strategies: private ... Read More »

INVESTMENT: Safe haven

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Investors have been chomping at the bit to buy a slice of the rising optimism in Dubai; Ramesh S Mahalingam, Managing Director of Ideal Management Consultants, explains how the emirate’s fortune has changed radically since 2009. Investors have been flocking to Dubai in recent times, as winning the Expo 2020 bid and the recovering property market have bolstered confidence in ... Read More »

INVESTMENT: The value of an outside opinion

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A trusted third party’s evaluation can lower the cost of funding for your business, give you better access to finance and make your company more attractive to investors; Capital Intelligence explains the value of being rated. The word of an impartial observer goes a long way in business. The market may or may not have heard of your company, but ... Read More »

INVESTMENT: Expo excitement

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Dubai will be the first Middle Eastern city to host World Expo in 2020; but what does it mean for the United Arab Emirates? Since fireworks erupted from the Burj Khalifa on 27 November to celebrate Dubai’s successful bid, the World Expo 2020 is all anyone can talk about. Emirates Review rounds up what the authorities, advisories and spectators are ... Read More »

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