Sino-MENA: A new investment era

Regional Views

This week we examine how new Sino-MENA investments have been unfolding during the pandemic, focusing on:

  • The implication of the delay in deals on crude exports from Saudi Arabia, which has become China's largest overseas energy source.
  • The acceleration of healthcare and e-commerce related developments and strengthened diplomatic ties with the emergence of COVID-19.
  • The steady growth of MENA non-oil investments in Chinese entity despite political sensitivities related to China. 


Florence Eid-Oakden, Ph.D, Chief Economist

Mingqiao Zhao, Ghalia Al Bajali, Analysts

The Regional Views series are thematic papers aimed at identifying and analysing factors behind medium to long-term economic trends shaping the region. Our analysis draws conclusions that help businesses and investors get ahead of the curve. As a firm staffed by Middle Easterners, we focus on insight rather than standard analysis.

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