The Levant: Problematic politics stifling growth

Country Views
The Levant

This week we take a deep dive into the Levant, where politics and diplomacy are vital for the economies of both Lebanon and Jordan. We look at how: 

  • Lebanon has been under political and economic duress for some time now. While reforms are under way, politics may hinder the beleaguered country’s development.

  • Its business environment faces similar challenges. Nonetheless, optimism is reflected in Lebanon’s PMI figures, which reached a seven-month high in January 2022. 

  • Jordan’s markets are looking steady. The kingdom seeks to boost exports with new trade deals, while all the while the monarchy continues to consolidate its rule.

Leila Lajevardi, Lara Harfoush, Yasmina Zamel, Analysts

The Country Views series shines the spotlight on specific developments in MENA countries, analysing them from a local perspective to deliver forward looking views for businesses and investors.

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