Middle East

September 20, 2018
Turkey’s economy has deteriorated dramatically during the summer. The Turkish lira crashed by 33% in August, bringing the total depreciation for 2018 to around 70%. Inflation in August reached 17.9% year-on-year, and the central bank raised its key interest rate from 8% to 17.75% during the summer. Both consumer and business confidence has dropped sharply. […]
September 20, 2018
This article first appeared on FocusEconomics. 24 June marks a momentous occasion for women in Saudi Arabia; they will be legally allowed to drive for the first time. The move is a key part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Vision 2030 initiative, which aims to modernize and diversify the Gulf state’s petro-dependent economy, and […]
May 8, 2018
Taxation in the GCC by way of excise and VAT is a rapidly evolving topic. We have been looking at it through various lenses over the last couple of months. Having sieved through the executive regulation, federal laws and a whole bunch of policy papers, it became clear to me that there was a need […]
March 26, 2018
Euromonitor International is pleased to announce the launch of Income and Expenditure Country Reports for 2018. The new set of reports – starting with China, the USA and Singapore – will identify, analyse and visualise key insights and trends in income distribution and consumer spending patterns in major economies. New to this year’s Income and Expenditure reports is a Scenario Analysis section assessing the impact of a macro scenario that is most relevant to the country in focus using our Income and Wealth Distribution […]
December 4, 2017
Pakistan relies on food and energy imports to meet its demand, although the country is a major producer and exporter of some agricultural products globally. Power shortages create a bottleneck for consumption and economic growth. Pakistan is highly vulnerable to climate change impacts, as frequent natural disasters already negatively impact farming and exacerbate water scarcity […]
November 18, 2017
The case to fly to Tajikistan is not as clear-cut due to the complex geopolitical landscape, however, there are some opportunities due to its strategic location, which makes it a potential entry point into Central Asia for international airlines. The country is attracting increased interest due to the Silk Road OBOR, unexplored gold/silver deposits and […]
October 16, 2017
Monday 16th October is World Food Day. End Hunger is one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, but with the global population expected to reach 8.5 billion in 2030 the challenge of feeding an increasingly urban population is mounting every year. Learn more about Euromonitor’s CSR efforts around the world
September 25, 2017
Euromonitor International’s Saudi Arabia Economy, Finance and Trade Country Briefing focuses on the largest economy in the Middle East and Africa (in US$ terms) that remains highly dependent on revenues from hydrocarbon exports. For the first time since 2009, Saudi Arabia experienced a general government net budget deficit of 3.4% of GDP in 2014 that […]

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