MENA Post-COVID: Next Generation Digitisation

MENA Outlook Quarterly

MENA's recovery from the two-fold blow of low oil prices and COVID-19 will depend on multiple factors, including the effectiveness of the fiscal stimulus packages. But in the meantime, the pandemic has driven the expansion of telecommunications, e-commerce, and use of new digital platforms across the region - silver lining in very dark clouds. In our Q3 Report, we explore:

  • The role of disruptive technology as a new frontier battling the pandemic downturn;
  • The impact of easing lockdown measures on economies, business and key sectors such as tourism;
  • China's new ventures in the region and its post-pandemic relations.


Florence Eid-Oakden, Ph.D, Chief Economist

Charlene Rahall, Mingqiao Zhao, Leila Lajevardi, Nancy Bou Dakka, Bouchra Abaakil, Michelle Tawil, Monica Leung, Rama Hojeij & Mehdi Chaoudri, Analysts

The MENA Outlook publication presents Arabia Monitor’s insights on global markets, outlines and analyses regional future trends and defining themes, and then focuses on individual country macroeconomic views.

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