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Understanding Qatar’s Resilience amid Sanctions
Qatar’s (QAT) economy continued to grow in 1Q17 amid improved oil prices since 2Q16. But more recently, oil prices have hit a downtrend.
What Happened to the UAE’s Non-Oil Private Sector in June?
The United Arab Emirates, one of the most diversified economies in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council), recorded a firm expansion in the non-oil sector in June 2017.
Why Did the Saudi Arabian Economy Contract in 1Q17?
The oil-rich economy of Saudi Arabia saw its growth contract in 1Q17, primarily due to its capped oil production agreement with OPEC.
What the Qatar Crisis Means for Middle East Equities in July
Middle East equities (GULF) continued to drop after neighboring Arab nations decided that they would impose new measures or sanctions on Qatar.
Qatar Crisis Has Impacted Equities in 2017
Decades of cold war among GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) members in the Middle East resulted in the Qatar crisis in 2017.
Did IMF Slash Turkey’s Growth Outlook amid Political Tensions?
Political uncertainty, a fall in tourism, weak corporate profitability, and credit growth are expected to impact Turkey’s (TUR) growth in 2017.
Turkish Foreign Investment Fell as Political Tensions Escalated
Turkey attracted $12.3 billion in foreign direct investment in 2016, higher than expected considering the latest developments in Turkey and the neighboring region.
Turkey’s Surging Current Account Deficit and Its Impact in 2017
According to the Turkish government’s latest Medium-Term Economic Plan (or MEP), its forecast for a current account deficit for 2017 is $32 billion, or 4.2% of GDP.
The Syria Conundrum: Is Turkey with the US or Russia?
Global markets fell as the United States launched 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian government airbase on the expectation of a chemical attack against Syrian civilians early in April 2017.