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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

GCC Fixed Income Market

GCC Fixed Income Chart Book

09 July  2020

Our quarterly edition, in which we reviewed the key primary and secondary market developments of 1H 2020, during which time we witnessed some pretty unprecedented market moves, and have also provided some relevant macro context. 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 etc.

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

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The Oil Market - Lockdown Blues May Hamper Further Gains for Now

02 July 2020

In our latest ‘Flash note on oil’, we discuss the recent slow but steady recovery in demand and potential risks going forward, as well as two new benchmarks and our current price forecasts.

Glenn Wepener, Senior Strategist, Middle East & Africa

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FAB Macro Strategy: UAE and Saudi Arabia GDP forecasts - Seeing Red

28 May 2020

Our latest macro strategy publication entitled ‘Seeing Red’ in which we revisit and revise our 2020 GDP growth forecasts and outlook for the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Simon Ballard, Chief Economist

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FAB Insights: US Ballot 2020 – ‘A Viral Election’

28 May 2020

Our analysis of the current domestic political landscape in the US and how the ongoing health/economic global crisis could affect the outcome of the Presidential Elections in November

Glenn Wepener, Senior Strategist, Middle East & Africa

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FAB Macro Strategy: Alphabet Soup

06 May 2020

With the global economy having been floored by COVID-19 over the past few months there is now much debate and argument as to whether the trajectory of the aspirational global economic recovery over the coming months might be ‘V-‘ or ‘U-‘shaped in nature, or indeed some other letter. In our latest macroeconomic strategy piece we analyze the prospects for such recovery post Covid-19

Simon Ballard, Chief Economist

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FAB Insights: Geopolitics - "Known Unknowns"

05 May 2020

Our geopolitical piece in which we discuss the difference between ‘Black and Grey Swan’ events, and suggest a few potential global flashpoints that should be watched over the coming year.

Glenn Wepener, Senior Strategist, Middle East & Africa

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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.


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Global Markets

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

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Global Financial Markets Forum

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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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