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Middle East Watch

Monthly summary of our views on major talking points, along with previews of key upcoming data and events.

Sample - Egypt: the pound's stabilisation comes at a price

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Algerian elections unlikely to herald major reformsA look ahead to Egypt’s presidential electionIs Tunisia really on the path to recovery?Lebanon's fiscal position could go from bad to worseTaking stock of Saudi Arabia’s migrant crackdownGulf’s non-oil growth fuelled by hydrocarbonsEgypt’s tourism sector bears the brunt of the unrestWhat next for the Egyptian pound?Egypt’s economy struggling even before the “second revolution”How sustainable is the Gulf’s fiscal splurge?
What would the tapering of QE mean for the MENA region?Oil-rich economies outperformance not ending, for now at leastResilient Gulf unlikely to boost resource-poor economiesEgypt: the pound's stabilisation comes at a priceSluggish Egyptian economy reduces prospect of IMF dealSaudi stimulus to help economy grow at healthy paceGulf overheating fears fail to materialiseExternal financing continues to trouble resource-poor countriesEgypt and the thorny issue of devaluationCan the Gulf’s bond rally last?
What do higher commodity prices mean for the Arab world?Egypt: economy could make or break the new president’s tenureBanks in the Gulf are well placed to weather the stormGrowing risk of fiscal crises in the oil-poor Arab countriesWhat does our new oil price forecast mean for the Gulf?North Africa’s new parliaments at risk of losing sight of economyThe 'Arab Spring' one year onOil-importers will have no room for fiscal manoeuvre in 2012Egypt: teetering on the edge of a full-blown economic crisisEmployment schemes in the GCC: silver bullet or damp squib?
IMF aid crucial to heading off an external financing crisisAre the Gulf States at risk from their exposure to the US?