Sino-MENA: Solidarity amidst strain
Demand and supply shocks, along with the decline in oil prices, are likely to impact investor confidence in the region this year. But Sino-MENA relations are both resilient and strengthening despite the uncertain times. We explore the why's and where's, including:
- New investments in healthcare and vaccine testing in UAE;
- China's efforts to forge balanced ties among regional rivals while strengthening Sino-Iranian relations.
Florence Eid-Oakden, Ph.D, Chief Economist
Ghalia Al Bajali, Mingqiao Zhao, Leila Lajevardi, 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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