Middle East & North Africa Economics

Middle East Economics Weekly

11 October, 2018

Missing Saudi journalist makes politics key economic risk

The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul raises fresh questions about Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s reputation as a reformer and political developments pose a growing threat to the economic outlook. Meanwhile, Egyptian inflation rose sharply in September, but signs that core price pressures have continued to ease support our view that the central bank’s easing cycle is not over yet.

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