Navigating the new cold war will be tricky
Arabia Monitor Monthly
Dubai government-related entities unable to service their debt, will once again become attractive assets for Abu Dhabi investment arms. We expect restructurings, downsizing, and mergers in the form of consolidations.
Debt service options for Oman will become increasingly costly. Economic diversification will remain a priority, with acceleration in Omanisation, privatisation and closer ties with China.
Iraq’s new prime minister, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, is likely to try to push through incremental reforms, but they may not be enough to stop protests from turning into mass demonstrations.
GCC businesses are continuing to expand into the Chinese market in sectors including education, leisure, and aviation.
Florence Eid-Oakden, Ph.D, Chief Economist
Robin Mills, Maryam Salman, Energy Analysts
Charlene Rahall, Mingqiao Zhao & Leila Lajevardi, Analysts
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