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Middle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Low oil prices provide relief for MENA’s resource-poor economiesEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Inflation Monitor — Low EM inflation set to persistMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Markets Monitor — Equities in the Gulf hit by falling oil pricesEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Update — Cheaper commodities to allow rates to stay lower for longerMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Focus — Gulf: Fall in oil prices unlikely to trigger another “lost decade”Middle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Egypt rates left unchanged as recovery trumps high inflationMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Lower oil prices not a major headache for the GulfEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Update — The winners and losers from lower oil pricesGlobal Economics > Global Economic Outlook — Euro-zone holding back recovery (again)Emerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Trade Monitor — EMs struggle to follow China’s lead
Middle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Underlying inflation pressures building in parts of the GulfEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Chart Book — EM industry still strugglingMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Saudi budget deficits not a disaster, but spending growth to slowMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Watch — Tunisian elections may prove to be the spur for reformEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Focus — Why slower growth is the "new normal" for emerging marketsCommodities Overview > Commodities Update — How will OPEC respond to falling oil prices?Middle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Non-oil sectors in the Gulf performing wellEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Update — BRIC economies the main drag on EM manufacturingEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economic Outlook — Investors face up to “new norm” for EM growthGlobal Markets > Emerging Markets Capital Flows Monitor — Is foreigners’ appetite waning?
Middle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Egypt’s economy shifts up a gearEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Financial Risk Monitor — Risks linger in parts of the EM worldMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Chart Book — Egypt's economic recovery gathers paceEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Update — Prospects for EM currencies differ despite broad sell-offMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Oil sector drives sharp Q2 slowdown in Saudi ArabiaEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Inflation Monitor — Falling commodity prices to help keep EM inflation subduedMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Energy subsidy reform in the Gulf is likely to be slow-goingEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Update — Lower oil prices are a problem for Lat Am, not the GulfMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Less to the narrowing of Egypt’s trade deficit than meets the eyeEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Update — Rising US Treasury yields would not slow EM growth
Emerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Update — Towards a more nuanced view on EM ratesEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Chart Book — EM currencies suffer further losesMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Assessing the impact of lower oil prices on the MENA regionMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — President al-Sisi’s first 100 days better than expectedEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Update — Recent EM currency falls partly a result of euro weaknessMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Focus — Algeria’s economy on an unsustainable pathEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Trade Monitor — EM exports pick up, but commodity producers lag behindMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Saudi slowdown continues at the start of Q3Emerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Update — Fed tightening and EM vulnerabilities: a stock-takeMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Watch — Is Dubai now over its debt problems?
Emerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Update — Export-focused EM manufacturers are outperformingMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Egypt’s economic recovery continuesMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Egypt: interest rates on hold, further tightening unlikelyMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Chart Book — Dubai's GREs slowly tackling their debt problemsEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Inflation Monitor — Latin America inflation woes deepenMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Morocco: slump in agriculture doesn’t dampen positive outlookMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Saudi growth slows on weakness in oil sectorEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Chart Book — Emerging Asia pulls aheadEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Update — An anatomy of the EM slowdownMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Markets Monitor — Gulf’s stock market rally loses steam
Middle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Saudi consumer spending may be stabilisingMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Egypt's banks unlikely to support the economic recoveryEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Trade Monitor — EM exports strengthen on Asia reboundMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Watch — Weaker Saudi credit growth could be here to stayEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Update — Emerging Market Consumer Snapshot (Q3 2014)Middle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Fall in Egypt’s PMI doesn’t signal end of recoveryMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Outlook — North Africa getting back on its feetMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Chart Book — Signs of recovery in North AfricaGlobal Markets > Emerging Markets Valuation Monitor — Are EM credit spreads about to surge?Emerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Update — EM demographic challenge not the disaster that many expect
Middle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Markets Monitor — Dubai leads equity market reboundEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Inflation Monitor — Fall in agricultural prices to help keep EM inflation mutedMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Further signs that Egypt’s economy is strengtheningMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — First thoughts on the opening up of Saudi Arabia's stock marketMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Egypt hikes interest rates as inflation looks set to rise sharplyMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Tunisia: challenges remain but outlook is brighteningEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Update — Private sector debt remains a concern in some EMsEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Trade Monitor — EM export growth picks up, but reasons for cautionMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Growth in Saudi Arabia eases as boost from oil sector fadesCommodities Overview > Commodities Update — Is Libyan oil output set to rebound?
Middle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Watch — Qatar: region’s best performer, but risks risingMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Egypt’s subsidy cuts a good first step but still more to be doneEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Update — PMIs point to further rebound in EM manufacturingEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economic Outlook — Crisis fears fade but rebound remains elusiveMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Saudi economy slows in Q1, likely to weaken furtherEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Financial Risk Monitor — Risks remain despite recent calmMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Egypt: growth picks up in Q1 as investment reboundsEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Activity Monitor — Growth in the BRICs remains disappointingEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Update — The winners and losers from another oil price shockEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Inflation Monitor — Recent increase in oil price poses little threat to EM inflation
Middle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Markets Monitor — Dubai equities on the slideEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Chart Book — EMs take heart as Fed sticks to taper planMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Chart Book — Iraq crisis raises contagion fearsMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Bahrain: one of the Gulf’s laggardsMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Growth alone won’t fix Egypt’s dire public financesEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Update — Can the BRICs regain their vigour? Four charts to watchMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — First thoughts on the impact of the crisis in IraqGlobal Markets > Emerging Markets Markets Chart Book — What next for Russia's financial markets?Emerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Trade Monitor — EM exports strengthen a touch, manufacturers outperformMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Saudi economy appears to have weakened at the start of Q2
Emerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Update — Less to EM reserve accumulation than meets the eyeMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Watch — Why we’re relatively downbeat on the Saudi economyEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Update — EM manufacturing strengthens a touch on China reboundMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — PMIs highlight Egypt’s bumpy recoveryEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Focus — From turbulence to tranquillity: are EM markets now too complacent?Emerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Activity Monitor — EM growth steady, but some bright spotsMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Markets Monitor — Dubai equities fall following upgrade to EM statusEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Inflation Monitor — Impact of currency weakness on inflation has been mutedMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Chart Book — Growth in the Gulf divergesEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Update — The “Taper Tantrum” one year on
Emerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Chart Book — EM growth stuck in the slow laneMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Little sign of a turnaround in Saudi consumer spendingMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Saudi Arabian economy looks set to slow from here onMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Watch — What might an al-Sisi presidency hold in store for Egypt’s economy?Emerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Update — Drop in PMIs dashes hopes for sustained recovery in EMsMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — UAE PMI hits record highMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Inflation in the Gulf may be reaching a bottomEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Activity Monitor — Recovery in Emerging Europe picks up pace, but others struggleMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Markets Monitor — UAE and Qatar equities rally ahead of MSCI upgradeMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Chart Book — Inflation follows different paths in Saudi Arabia and the UAE
Global Markets > Emerging Markets Capital Flows Monitor — Investors flee China’s equity marketEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Inflation Monitor — Is an El Niño a risk to EM inflation?Middle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Outlook — Outlook brightens in North Africa, but Gulf growth to slowMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Saudi Q4 GDP growth picks up on back of rebound in oil sectorEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Update — Emerging Market Consumer Snapshot (Q2 2014)Middle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Focus — North Africa: A potential manufacturing hub?Global Economics > Global Economic Outlook — West to outperform EastMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Saudi growth picks up in Q1 on rebound in oil sectorMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — How sustainable is the Saudi consumer credit boom?Emerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Update — Where and why we differ from the IMF
Emerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Update — Picking apart the prospects for “frontier markets”Emerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economic Outlook — Focus shifts to home-grown vulnerabilitiesMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — PMIs suggest Saudi domestic demand may have weakenedEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Update — EM manufacturing recovery faltersEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Inflation Monitor — Spike in agricultural prices unlikely to drive up EM inflationMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Markets Monitor — MENA equities continue to outperformMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Focus — Is it time to sound the all-clear on the UAE’s banks?Emerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Activity Monitor — BRIC economies continue to underperformMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Egypt’s external position still not sustainableMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Chart Book — Regional growth picking up
Emerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Chart Book — China fears resurfaceMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Dubai’s debt still a concern despite government dealMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Watch — A look ahead to Egypt’s presidential electionEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Trade Monitor — Manufacturers outperformingMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Pick-up in Saudi economy driven by the oil sectorMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Oman: fiscal policy set to provide less support to growthMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — PMIs point to robust non-oil growth in the GulfEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Activity Monitor — Asia slows as Emerging Europe recoversEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Inflation Monitor — EM inflation remains subdued despite currency weaknessMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Markets Monitor — MENA equities continue to soar
Emerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Chart Book — EM world is facing a difficult yearMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Qatar set to remain the region’s star performerMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Chart Book — Morocco and Tunisia yet to benefit from euro-zone recoveryEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Focus — Which EMs are succeeding with the reform challenge?Middle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Egypt: economic growth too slow to bring down unemploymentMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Could devaluations be on the cards in the non-oil economies?Emerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Trade Monitor — EM exports picking up, but recovery unevenMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Saudi Arabia: a disappointing end to 2013Middle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Watch — Is Tunisia really on the path to recovery?