SP Jain School of Global Management has been associated as a knowledge partner with the Global Commodity Outlook Conference – Dubai for the past four years. Each year, our Global Finance student volunteers actively participate in the organising committee. The macro-economic dynamics have changed and local economies have adapted, experts at the Fourth Global Commodity Outlook Conference in Dubai said.
The 2017 conference was jointly hosted by Richcomm Global Services, Thomson Reuters, The Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX), Dubai Multi Commodities Center (DMCC) and Dubai Commodities Clearing Corporation (DCCC).
The event hosted five panel sessions discussing the outlook on the macro economy, energy, agriculture, base and precious metals, as well as the role of blockchain technology in the commodity market. Delegates from S P Jain, comprising Dr Mirza, Dr Mathur and fifteen students from GMBA/MGB Global Finance attended this year’s event.
"The UAE and Bahrain have stabilized their finances; however, Saudi Arabia is the country that may see some issues. The implementation of VAT [value added tax] in January 2018 will boost short-term growth, but it cannot be relied on as the extra revenue source. Governments still need to diversify and spend on infrastructure,"
- Dr. Nawazish Mirza - Director - Industry Interface Projects | Associate Professor – Finance (Khaleej Times)