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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.

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Higher oil prices

The Oil Market: Headwinds & Tailwinds

21 June 2022

Despite the recent large-scale sell-off across most risk assets and a strong US dollar, oil prices remain entrenched above US$100 a barrel for now, driven by supply constraints and geopolitics, but headwinds are beginning to build. In this update, we discuss the current state of the crude market and highlight the issues to keep an eye on during the second half of 2022.

Glenn Wepener, Senior Strategist, Middle East & Africa

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GCC Macro Update:
A global sweet spot?

08 June 2022

As the global economy faces up to the challenges of historically high levels of inflation on the one hand and the economic consequences of central banks’ monetary tightening response on the other, the GCC region with its solid sovereign credit fundamentals, buoyed by the recent strength in the oil price, continues to offer investors a relative haven. Please read on…

Simon Ballard, Chief Economist

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Egypt - 'Fresh Challenges Ahead'

07 June 2022

Our latest update on Egypt in which we recap some its major economic achievements since 2016 and consider the new challenges it now faces.

Glenn Wepener, Senior Strategist, Middle East & Africa

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Oil Market Outlook – May 2022

26 May 2022

Glenn Wepener, Senior Strategist, Middle East & Africa, discusses the current state of the market and again highlights the risks posed by record food prices.
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FAB Insights:
Food Insecurity & Political Risks

23 May 2022

The lingering impact of COVID-19 continues to disrupt supply logistics which, combined with climate change and more recently the Ukraine crisis, has led to record energy and food prices. In this attached note ‘Food Insecurity & Political Risks’ we outline the scale of this problem and why it poses a serious risk to socio-economic and political stability around the globe.

Glenn Wepener, Senior Strategist, Middle East & Africa

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Global Rates
(May’22 Update / 2H2022 Outlook)

17 May 2022

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

Simon Ballard, Chief Economist

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The Middle East & Africa Monitor

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

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Macro Strategy and Economic Updates

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

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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.

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A quarterly review of GCC bond and sukuk markets.

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