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Global Financial Outlook:
Trends, Drivers, and Growth Opportunities

Wed, Apr 10, 11:00 AM to 12 PM

Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 11th floor, Kuwait City

Event Background:
Come join us for a CEO-level briefing on the global financial outlook by an international economist. Farouk Soussa is a Chief Economist for the Middle East, responsible for macro-surveillance of the GCC and Levant (Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq) region.  He will provide a global financial outlook, including a Middle East outlook.  His presentation will cover investment in the region, including Kuwait, touching on Kuwait’s economy, oil and non-oil sectors. He will provide insights into recent financial developments in key economies and the impact these will have on global growth. 


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10:30 am

Registration and Refreshments


11:00 am

Opening Remarks by the U.S. Embassy’s Senior Commercial Officer
Remarks by American Business Council of Kuwait
Presentation by Farouk Soussa, Chief Economist for the Middle East
Question and Answer Session


12:00 pm




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No later than 5 pm on Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013


Arrival Instructions:
Please feel free to email with any questions. We look forward to you joining us for this important event.

About the Speaker:

Farouk Soussa
is Citi’s Chief Economist for the Middle East, responsible for macro-surveillance of the GCC and Levant region. Farouk is based in Dubai and joined Citi from Standard & Poor’s where he was the head of Government Ratings for the Middle East and Africa (2004-2010). Farouk started his career at the Bank of England, working in various divisions within the financial stability wing of the Bank. While at the Bank, Farouk worked as a financial regulator with the Financial Services Authority (FSA), and did a post-doctoral Jean Monnet fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence. Farouk holds a Masters degree in Finance and a PhD in Economics from University of Birmingham, UK.

Background Reading for Your Preparation:
Global Investments Market Overview
Middle East Monthly Macro Report
Middle East Outlook