Dominic Dudley

ARTICLES

1 year ago

Renewable Energy Is Powering Access To Learning

There are parts of the world where, when the electricity stops, learning too either slows down or stops entirely. During daylight hours, tropical humidity and heat can conspire against pupils trying...
1 year ago

The Pros And Cons Of Privatising Gulf Healthcare

Private sector healthcare provision is increasingly prevalent in the GCC, easing the cost burden on the state. But governments cannot rely on private companies to provide for all their healthcare...
1 year ago

Is London Property Market Feeling The Heat Of Brexit?

The London property market has long been a favorite of Gulf investors, but does the Brexit vote and the instability of a minority government in Westminster make the city less attractive? Political...
1 year ago

How Kuwait Investment Authority Built A Solid Savings Nest

It has long been a very secretive organization, but lately there have been a few hints that the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), the country’s huge sovereign wealth fund, is starting to open up a...
2 years ago

After A Successful Issuance, Kuwait Is In No Hurry To Return To Global Markets

Kuwait made a splash with its debut in the international bond market in mid-March, raising $8 billion from regional and international investors following a five-day roadshow in London and three...
2 years ago

Capitalizing On Debt: The Bond Issue

 By almost any measure, Saudi Arabia’s bond issue on October 19, 2016 was a success. While analysts had been predicting an issu­ance of between $10bn and $15bn, the final amount was $17.5bn,...
2 years ago

Austerity Economics

The Saudi central bank has had to step in as the country’s banks deal with a slowing economy, shrinking deposits and tighter liquidity. Evidence of the strain the Saudi economy is under is coming...
2 years ago

Northern Lights

There is a slowdown afoot in the northern emirates. According to real estate agency Cluttons, rents in Sharjah in the first quarter of this year were down by more than 8% year-on-year. That followed...