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Posted: 15-05-2005
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.
Posted: 20-12-2004
IRAN. In this report we look at Persians as consumers and the evolving industry structure from the 1970s onwards.
Posted: 20-12-2004
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.
Posted: 03-10-2005
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.
Posted: 21-12-2004
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.
Posted: 21-12-2004
UAE. The Emirates represent some of the most sophisticated consumer markets of the Middle East, concentrated in just a few urban areas.
Posted: 21-12-2004
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.
Posted: 21-12-2004
OMAN. The Omani society is multi-racial with differing needs and tastes.
Posted: 21-12-2004
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.
Posted: 21-12-2004
QATAR. A tiny consumer market with big ambitions and another hotspot currently for project finance and a range of service companies.
Posted: 15-05-2005
LEBANON. 2005 is emerging as a landmark year, with respect to the relationship with Syria, a new election law and economic resilience.
Posted: 05-01-2005
EGYPT. A tiger economy in waiting; in this report we detail Egypt's diverse demographics and new political directions in 2005.
Posted: 05-01-2005
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.
 
INTERNATIONAL. If Russia's "pivot to Asia" results in Moscow and Beijing trading oil between them in a currency other than the dollar, that will represent a major change in how the global economy operates and a marked loss of power for the U.S. and its allies."
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