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Market Insights & Strategy

FAB’s Market Insights & Strategy team is based within the bank’s Global Markets business and as such provides finger-on-the-pulse insights and views on macroeconomic and geopolitical developments as well as Rates, FX, Oil, and Fixed Income, among other areas.

Latest Insights

Key Risks in 2022

11 January 2022

The greatest health crisis that the world has faced since 1918 severely disrupted everyone’s lives as well as the global economy in 2020/21. Admittedly this crisis is not over yet and it remains a key risk in 2022, but there are hopeful signs that it is now moving towards becoming an epidemic rather than a pandemic. Looking at the year ahead there are several other more man-made concerns to bear in mind and in this piece we try to highlight some of these.

Glenn Wepener, Senior Strategist, Middle East & Africa

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GCC Fixed Income Market

GCC Fixed Income Chart Book:
FY 2021 Review

05 January 2022

In this edition we have reviewed the key primary and secondary market developments during FY 2021 and the outlook/risks for FY 2022. The report provides a quick snapshot of market performance, relative value analysis, new issuance trend, overall size and composition of the GCC fixed income market vis-à-vis the Emerging Markets trend.

Rakesh Sahu, Analyst
Chavan Bhogaita, Head of Market Insights & Strategy

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FAB Macro Strategy: UK Budget Preview - Sunak’s fiscal firepower balancing act

FAB Macro Strategy:
BoE’s policy mistake

20 December 2021

Notwithstanding all the confusion at the time of the Bank’s November MPC meeting, when the market was subliminally told to brace for a rate hike, only for the BoE to then ‘disappoint’ and fail to deliver, we believe that last week’s (token 15bps) rate increase in the Bank Rate to 0.25% will soon prove to have been a policy mistake. Here’s why...

Simon Ballard, Chief Economist

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FAB Macro Strategy:
Global rates and GCC Macro Outlook 2022 – From famine to feast?

15 December 2021

Our latest Macro Strategy publication in which we set our Global Rates and GCC Macro outlooks for 2022.

Simon Ballard, Chief Economist

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2022 Oil Market Outlook

12 December 2021

In this publication, we discuss the key drivers for the oil market in the year ahead.

Glenn Wepener, Senior Strategist, Middle East & Africa

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FAB vs Peer Banks:
How do we stack up?

24 November 2021

Our periodic analysis of how FAB stacks up against its peer banks around the world. This document is factual and very easy to digest – being largely chart based.

Rakesh Sahu, Analyst
Chavan Bhogaita, Head of Market Insights & Strategy

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hot topics

Hot Topics

Our Global Markets team's analysis on the big stories of the moment across the region.

middle east and africa

The Middle East & Africa Monitor

Our popular thrice-weekly geo-political and market related commentary of the MENA and Sub-Sahara regions.

macro strategy and economic updates

Macro Strategy and Economic Updates

Reports on a range of macroeconomic subjects with a particular focus on MENA and the region.

daily morning news

Daily Morning News

Catch up on key news items before starting the day.

daily market chatter

Daily Market Chatter

Daily views on key market movements, activity and sentiments directly from the traders in our Global Markets team. An on-the-pulse document that covers areas such as FX, rates, fixed income, derivatives, etc.

GCC Fixed Income Market

GCC Fixed Income

A quarterly review of GCC bond and sukuk markets.

emerging markets

G10 and EM Rates and Currencies

Weekly views directly from the specialist traders in FAB’s Global Markets team.


Our Global Markets team in the Media


Global Markets client events and conferences

Global Market

Global Markets

Our Global Markets team leverages the strength of our intellectual capital and technology to offer best-in-class products across an integrated, global cross-asset platform.


Meet the authors

Meet the Global Market Experts responsible for keeping you up to date on what’s happening in the market locally and internationally.

Global Corporate Finance

Global Financial Markets Forum

The Global Financial Markets Forum is one of the most prominent annual financial markets events in the MENA region. This prestigious gathering brings together topical and relevant content, world-class speakers as well as panel discussions and focused breakout sessions, along with unparalleled networking opportunities.

FAB VS Other Banks - Peer Comparison

FAB Vs Other Banks - Peer Comparison

Periodic analysis of how FAB compares to other banks around the world based on various factual parameters


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