32 days ago • Posted by William Ramstein

Gulf Arab region could be first to recover should risk appetite rise

The U.S. real yield -- which subtracts out inflation -- serves as a popular gauge to judge how attractive riskier investments are in relation to Treasuries. It still has a long way to go, and was at minus 0.7% Wednesday, compared with about minus 1% a month ago. While foreign investors remain underweight in GCC bonds relative to the global benchmarks, rebounding oil prices, combined with improving fiscal and economic outlooks, mean the Gulf Arab region would be one of the first to recover should risk appetite sour. Source: Bloomberg