***NEW*** Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) coverage added to GlobalSource Partners

With the inclusion of GCC countries in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index and in the JP Morgan EMBI Index, and an anticipated $30-60 billion expected to flow into the region, we are pleased to announce the expansion of our emerging markets coverage to include Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries - Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman. Our partners are Rory Fyfe and Justin Alexander, who have decades of experience in the region across the public and private sectors.

Rory Fyfe is a leading authority on the economies of the Middle East region, having spent most of his career as an economist living in and focusing on the region. He is currently Managing Director of MENA Advisors, a regional economics consultancy and research company, and was previously head of economics at QNB, the largest bank in the Middle East and Africa, where he led the bank’s research on the GCC, MENA and other regions. Rory has spent most of the last 15 years working and living in the GCC and MENA region and has also worked for the Economist Intelligence Unit and Oxford Business Group as an economist and country analyst, delving into countries across the Middle East and North Africa, from Saudi Arabia to Syria. He holds a BSc in Business Studies from the University of Edinburgh and a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the Open University.

Justin Alexander is widely known for his deep knowledge of the region’s macro economy and political dynamics and has been engaged in the Middle East as an economist and political analyst since the late 1990s, including a decade living in the region. He is Chief Economist at MENA Advisors and a specialist in the hydrocarbons sector and in political conflict analysis across the region. He served as an economic advisor at Qatar's Ministry of Finance and before that as a senior economist at Qatar National Bank. His previous roles also include Middle East economist at the EIU, Constitutional Affairs Officer at the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq and equity analyst at Schroders in London. He holds degrees from Oxford University (Balliol College) and the University of London (Birkbeck College).

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