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Research and Markets: Q4 2012 MENA Outlook - Shifting Sands, Shifting Trade: Building a new Silk Route


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Q4 2012 MENA Outlook - Shifting Sands, Shifting Trade: Building a new Silk Route" report to their offering.

The MENA Outlook is a comprehensive publication covering macroeconomic, market and geopolitical analysis of the MENA region, laid out in a concise bullet point format. The publication presents Arabia Monitor's insights on global markets, moves on to cover regional issues, and then focuses on individual country macroeconomic studies. Each publication features a special interview with regional leaders including central bank governors, ministers and executives.

The Q4 2012 MENA Outlook focuses on the growing links between MENA and China, two economies now joined at the hip by hydrocarbon-linked trade and investment. China is importing a greater share of its oil from MENA, while MENA is exporting a greater share of its oil to China, a pattern we expect to persist as growth continues to shift eastward. This trend is only a resumption of a centuries-old interdependence: The Silk Route is being re-established rather than invented.

About The Authors

Arabia Monitor's executive-friendly, independent coverage is conducted by Arabic speaking analysts with native expertise, benefitting from a local understanding of one of the world's most complex regions to present insights and projections on MENA economies and their implications on markets and investment prospects.

The team is led by Dr Florence Eid, formerly VP & Senior Economist for MENA at JP Morgan, and has worked with the World Bank on Latin American and North Africa. Dr. Eid sits on the Board of Directors for the Arab Banking Corporation International Bank in London and on the Advisory Board of QFinance. She is a Patron of the Contemporary Arts Society in London and holds a Ph.D. in Organization Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Reasons To Buy

As growing economic interconnection can affect global operations by geo-political and macroeconomic changes in MENA, even executives with no operations in the region can no longer afford not to keep abreast with the developments in this dynamic market.

Independent, robust and timely, the MENA Outlook offers unique access to high-level policy makers, combined with bottom-up analysis, differentiating it from other research reports. By adopting a forward looking perspective the report places recent developments within a broader context and a long-term view, to help investors make informed decisions on how best to hedge risks and capitalize on opportunities in the MENA region.

Q4 2012 Special Feature

Interview with Dr Ziad Bahaa el Din, Deputy Chairman of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party & Former Chairman of the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority

Countries Covered

- Algeria

- Bahrain

- Egypt

- Iraq

- Japan

- Jordan

- Kuwait

- Lebanon

- Libya

- Mauritania

- Morocco

- Oman

- Qatar

- Saudi Arabia

- Sudan

- Syria

- Tunisia

- United Arab Emirates

- United States

- West Bank & Gaza

- Yemen

For more information visit

Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager.
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Competitive and Market Intelligence, Economics

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