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Asia and GCC

March 21st, 2017

The most dynamic economy today in the world, is Asia.  Comparative to North America and EU economies (encountering deceleration of optimistic economic activity), the markets throughout Asia are truly thriving.

Consequently, thriving countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region are becoming increasingly aware of the advantages of working with Asia, in particular they want places that are fiscally able to purchase their energy exports.

Looking at current relations between members of the GCC and Asia, we find that strong ones exist (and are growing in leaps and bounds) in particular with East and Southeast Asian regions.  Indeed, the economic bonds between these regions have shown particular burgeoning since 2007.  For five years from that time, exports from Saudi Arabia to China encountered a growth from around $17 billion to $55 billion.

Further, in 2014, GCC yields became more appealing for new issue investors with new issuers coming to the bond market with the capacity to diversify their investments more. it is likely that the trend of the GCC bringing in more foreign investors (most notably from Asia regions) will continue.  When investment links strengthen, this will further bolster the process.