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BAHRAIN. Consumer behaviour in the tiny archipelago is less affected by tourism and other global factors compared to the UAE; Arab nationals represent a higher proportion of the population but oil is still a factor.
IRAN. In this report we look at Persians as consumers and the evolving industry structure from the 1970s onwards.
LIBYA. Libya is back on the world stage and starting to feel the benefits of its re-engagement with the international community and the global economy.
YEMEN. The first buds of privatisation are key in this one of the poorest countries in the Arab world. Among the principal motivations behind the unification of Yemen in 1990 was the prospect of economic transformation and expansion.
SYRIA. Consumer markets and distribution channels in Damascus lack the sophistication of the GCC and Syria is a protected market with high import duties. However recent changes placed younger, reforming leaders in positions of power.
UAE. The Emirates represent some of the most sophisticated consumer markets of the Middle East, concentrated in just a few urban areas.
SAUDI ARABIA. In this report we measure the wind of change in the GCC's largest market and profile some distinct consumer segments such as the Muhafizeen, Usariyeen, Mutazineen and the Motamaredeen, together with their buying triggers.
OMAN. The Omani society is multi-racial with differing needs and tastes.
KUWAIT. Almost a country without a real private sector, but Kuwait has very fashion-conscious consumers who are currently spending. Private consumption and consumer trends will continue to be closely interlinked with oil income and fiscal reforms.
QATAR. A tiny consumer market with big ambitions and another hotspot currently for project finance and a range of service companies.
LEBANON. 2005 is emerging as a landmark year, with respect to the relationship with Syria, a new election law and economic resilience.
EGYPT. A tiger economy in waiting; in this report we detail Egypt's diverse demographics and new political directions in 2005.
IRAQ. The scale of the task facing the US and the international community in Iraq has been highlighted by the faltering progress in the oil industry. For now, reconstruction and a focus on restoring oil exports will most likely diminish the appetite for other imports in the next few years, apart from goods at the very top end and the bottom end of the social spectrum.