Elections, forming governments & business deals

Arabia Monitor Monthly
Elections, forming governments & business deals
  • Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s (MBS) Asia trip in February was of both strategic and economic importance to the kingdom, aiming to boost the goals of Vision 2030.
  • Egypt’s 20 February USD 4B bond sale received larger orders and higher yields compared with issuances in 2018. This was partly due to lower appetite from investors and higher US Treasury rates.
  • Whether Algerian protesters will be ready to accept the offer of reform and a limited term delivered by President Bouteflika remains uncertain
  • Saudi Arabia’s Aramco is stepping up its downstream businesses in China, having inked multibillion dollar deals during MBS’s visit to China.


Florence Eid-Oakden, Ph.D, Chief Economist

Robin Mills, Energy Analyst

Charlene Rahall, Mingqiao Zhao, Analysts 


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