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Pandemic propels Gulf capital markets expansion


The Gulf region has fared well this year, despite the double impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the drop in oil prices, according to Dr Jarmo Kotilaine, chief planning and monitoring officer at Bahrain’s Tamkeen and author of Trials of Resilience: How Covid-19 is driving economic change in the Arab Gulf. Kotilaine believes an expansion of capital markets activity in the region will be a key driver of economic growth in 2021.

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