MASIC

AcronymDefinition
MASICMoral and Social Issues Council (Salvation Army)
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The strong comeback of the credit market since 2009 is decelerating to more sustainable and healthy levels," John Sfakianakis, chief investment strategist at MASIC in Saudi Arabia, said by phone from Riyadh on November 26.
Lowering the cost of money allows businesses to have access to cheaper funding," said John Sfakianakis, chief investment strategist at MASIC, a Riyadh-based investment firm.
Their decision was motivated by cost-cutting following an assessment of the real needs on the ground," John Sfakianakis, chief investment strategist at investment company MASIC in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, said in an e-mail.
Guest speakers include Salah Al-Bakheet, vice-president of SCTA for investment and tourism development, Osama Al-Mubarak, chief of Kafala program for financing SMEs, Mohammad Al-Katheri, secretary general of Riyadh Industrial chamber, John Sfakianakis, chief investment strategist at MASIC, Abdul Wahab Al-Qahtani, professor of management studies at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, economic writer Hassan Al-Ganai, director general of Kuwaiti company for development of small enterprises, Sulaiman Al-Morshidi, director general of evaluation of Saudi Credit and Saving Bank.
The regional central banks have to understand that timeliness and consistency, and scientific production of data, are a necessity if they want to show they are open for investment and business," said John Sfakianakis, chief investment strategist at MASIC, a Riyadh-based investment firm.
We are gearing for the year's first annual corporate results and many investors are positioning themselves for that," said John Sfakianakis, chief investment strategist at MASIC.
The market outlook over the next three months for the Middle East is positive," said John Sfakianakis, chief investment strategist at Saudi investment firm MASIC.
For the time being, markets are taking the view that nothing will happen imminently on the Syria front," said John Sfakianakis, chief investment strategist at Saudi investment firm MASIC.
Government 'Serious' ''The government is serious about getting Saudis into the workplace," John Sfakianakis, chief investment strategist at MASIC, a Riyadh-based investment company, said in a phone interview.
With initial funding of approximately $600 million and access to further capital, the firm brings together a diverse set of shareholders, including the sovereign investment bodies Khazanah Nasional Berhad of Malaysia, Brunei Investment Agency and Abu Dhabi Investment Council, and the private Saudi-based firm MASIC (a member of the Al Subeaei Group).
Because the aid is unconditional, there is a danger that the difficult reforms could be postponed until the elected government" takes office, John Sfakianakis, chief investment strategist at MASIC, a Riyadh-based investment company, said by phone.