No summer break for MENA markets

Arabia Monitor Monthly
September monthly

In this month's update, we provide our views on how:

  • Saudi Arabia and the UAE are registering some of the highest levels of economic activity since the onset of the pandemic, presaging robust growth ahead. 
  • Iran's currency is undergoing heightened volatility on the back of political transitions and uncertainty surrounding the JCPOA. 
  • North Africa continues to exhibit political fragility, with Libya's interim government unable to enact reforms and Algeria's wildfires further exacerbating the socioeconomic crisis. 
  • The development of two major gas fields in Iraqi Kurdistan have been stalled by the new oil minister. The move is the latest in a series of shakeups to cement his position. 

Florence Eid-Oakden, Ph.D, Chief Economist

Leila Lajevardi, Mingqiao Zhao, Bouchra Abaakil, Safoua Berady, Analysts 

Arabia Monitor’s MENA Monthly publication provides a timely snapshot of most notable recent developments in the dynamic MENA region. Our analysts get past the news to deliver the core, forward looking conclusions that markets-oriented readers look for.

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