Middle East & North Africa Economics

Middle East Chart Book

19 September, 2018

Weak balance sheets come under the spotlight

Balance sheets in the largest MENA economies have received a lot of attention over the past couple of years, but more recently there has been increasing scrutiny of those in some of the region’s smaller economies. Bahrain and Oman always appeared to be the weak links in the Gulf but – as we have long expected would happen – their near-neighbours look set to provide financial support to stave off devaluations. Meanwhile, the Tunisian authorities have responded to growing balance of payments

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