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SYRIA. Middle East Research and Information Project on the two tracks of Syria's reform process.
IRAN. The retail industry in Iran is largely in the hands of independent retailers (who operate through the bazaar networks) and foreign involvement is minimal.
LEBANON. We track Beirut's retail renaissance from the pre-Solidere period and the first Spinneys of 1998 to the current phase of sky-high rents and new entrants to the market.
LIBYA. Since June 2003, the process of reforming the Libyan economy accelerated, with the establishment of a multi-year economic strategy that involves the IMF, the removal of the previously required import licences, the abandoning of the double-taxation mechanism and other moves to open up the economy.
OMAN. Carrefour impacts on the retail scene since its entry in 2001 as major supermarket chains such as Al Fair, Al Jadeed, and Pic-N-Save have all seen a drop in market share.
YEMEN. Agriculture and equipment offer some of the best investment opportunities.
SAUDI ARABIA. All the major hypermarket operators Carrefour, HyperPanda, Geant and Giant accelerated their openings in 2005, a sign of where the market is going. Food and non-food retail trends in the biggest Gulf consumer market analysed in detail in this report.
SYRIA. Textiles, apparel producers in a tangle, bracing for globalisation that could shake up the rigid retail sector.
UAE. Retailing becomes an increasingly important part of the economy.
EGYPT. Challenges and achievements in reform of Egypt's significant farming sector.
SAUDI ARABIA. A highly-stratified industry with some world-class producers.
IRAQ. A shift to market system and reconstruction in one of the most complex irrigation networks in the world.
OMAN. Agriculture and fisheries account for an average 30% of Oman's main non-oil exports.
INTERNATIONAL. An analysis of growing consumer power, distribution structures and advertising adaptation in the Middle East.
INTERNATIONAL. Despite periodic boycotts of American brands, studies from TNS and others show that consumption is strong.
SYRIA. Business subject to largely under-utilised resources, pent-up growth potential.