Edward Bell leads Emirates NBD's analysis of global commodity markets with a particular focus on the critical commodities for the economies of the UAE and wider Middle East. Edward is responsible for the bank's view on oil markets, including price forecasting. Prior to joining Emirates NBD, Edward served as senior commodities analyst—covering energy, metals and agricultural markets—and as a Middle East economist for a leading independent economics consultancy in both Hong Kong and London. He is a regular speaker at energy events in the region and frequently sought out for commentary on market developments. Edward holds a Master's Degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Toronto and the IMC awarded by the CFA Society of the UK.

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