Navigating the new cold war will be tricky

Arabia Monitor Monthly
Navigating the new cold war will be tricky
  • 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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