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It’s been over a year since the initial uprisings that spurred the Arab spring. Hilary Walsh, economy, finance and trade manager at Euromonitor International, takes a look at the economic outcomes of the protests. With losses from travel and tourism in many countries, there is a struggle to gain GDP growth through oil exports. Economic outlooks vary from country to country, but for most areas balance needs to be maintained in short-term spending and long-term policies.