12 January 2020

Middle East tensions could impact markets after a strong end to 2019

Financial markets enjoyed a strong end to 2019 with the US S&P equity index up 3 percent m/m and 10-year treasury yields edging back above 1.9 […]
12 January 2020

Hundreds protest in Lebanon as crisis deepens

 Hundreds protested across Lebanon on Saturday to denounce a crippling economic crisis and the political deadlock that has left the country without a government for over […]
15 January 2020

Russian government resigns after Putin sets out a BIG constitutional shake-up

Russia’s government unexpectedly resigned on Wednesday after President Vladimir Putin proposed sweeping constitutional changes that could allow him to extend his rule. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev […]
15 January 2020

Kuwait projects a huge budget deficit, once again

The Cabinet yesterday approved the 2020/2021 budget projecting yet another huge deficit for the sixth year in a row due to lower oil prices and production […]