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Algeria (Country update) (Engelstalig)

Algeria is experiencing continuing social unrest, although at a smaller scale than many other countries in the region. Meanwhile, the economy continues to grow at about 4% of GDP a year.

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Egypt (Country update) (Engelstalig)

After the revolution in the beginning of this year, Egypt’s political situation is still unstable. The main political risks include tensions between the Christian Coptic minority and Islamic parties, as well as the military not handing over power.

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Country Report Saudi Arabia (Engelstalig)

The Saudi Arabian economy is highly reliant on its oil resources. As it possesses a quarter of the world’s proven oil reserves and is the world’s only “swing producer” since it has considerable capacity to extract more barrels from its sources, the country plays an important international role.

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Qatar (Country update) (Engelstalig)

Qatar is a small Gulf state with only 0.9m inhabitants, who enjoy one of the world’s highest GDP per capita due the country’s vast hydrocarbon resources. The domestic social situation in Qatar is stable, despite fear of an Arab Spring revolution.

Themabericht

Wat als voorspellingen niet uitkomen

In het nieuwe Economisch Kwartaalbericht (EKB) gaan we ervan uit dat het economisch relatief goed gaat. Europa ontworstelt zich langzaam aan de schuldencrisis, de VS komen verder niet in de problemen en ook de opkomende economieën groeien verder.

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Oman (Country report) (Engelstalig)

The country’s and the sovereign’s solvency is comfortably assured by at least a decade of (often substantial) current account and fiscal budget surpluses, although the value of external assets are not provided. We consider official and hidden reserves to be sufficient to cover for unlikely current account deficits. They are also large enough to defend the fixed exchange rate to the USD.

Themabericht

Price fighters (Engelstalig)

Increased demand in emerging markets, combined with a series of failed harvests have sent food prices through the roof.

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Libya (Country update) (Engelstalig)

Last February, protests against the Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi spiralled into a civil war between Qaddafi’s security forces and supporters of the interim Transitional National Council (TNC) that seek to topple Qaddafi’s regime, as well as NATO forces siding with the TNC. The conflict has killed thousands and has crippled the Libyan economy.

Economisch Kwartaalbericht

Focus: The Arab spring (Engelstalig)

It's a compelling tale. With wave after wave of protests sweeping through country after country, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) finally appear ready for a democratic, peaceful future. The truth is – obviously – more complicated.

Economisch Kwartaalbericht

Economisch Kwartaalbericht

Bij nagenoeg alle positieve economische ontwikkelingen benoemen we in dit Economisch Kwartaalbericht telkens een aantal mogelijke risico’s. Veelal gaat het om grote onzekerheden die de hele economische werkelijkheid op de kop kunnen zetten.

Economisch Kwartaalbericht

De Arabische lente

Het klinkt als een sprookje. Als land na land te maken krijgt met protesten, lijkt het Midden-Oosten en Noord-Afrika eindelijk klaar voor een democratische en vredige toekomst. De werkelijkheid is -uiteraard– veel minder zwartwit.

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Egypt (Country report) (Engelstalig)

A wave of protests of relatively loosely organized youth groups with support of Islamist and civil organizations forced an end to the 30+ years of Mubarak rule.

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Bahrein (Country report) (Engelstalig)

Bahrain is a rich, small, liberal and free-trade island economy, which houses an important regional financial center and some major oil and aluminum processing plants. This combined with its strategic position between Saudi Arabia’s oil fields and nuclear Iran caused the US navy to select this kingdom as its most important base in the Persian Gulf