Today's webinar: Outlook for rest of 2020

01 July 2020
Join the MEED team this afternoon (1 July) as they review the first half of 2020 and discuss the prospects for the rest of the year

Topics to be covered:

> Coronavirus latest
Oil prices/economics
Projects market
News – Saudi defence contact, Saudi bank merger
Outlook for post-Covid-19 recovery


Hosted by Richard Thompson,
MEED's editorial director,
and the MEED team


READ MORE: Looking ahead to regional recovery

MEED assesses the challenges for post-Covid-19 recovery in the region

> Algeria: Unemployment rate rises as the country’s economic output tumbles due to Covid-19

> Bahrain: A $11bn stimulus package is among Manama’s measures to support the kingdom’s private sector

> Egypt: Financial support, project investment and tourism are key factors for Egypt’s recovery from the pandemic

> Iran: With substantial challenges ahead, Iran can ill afford to mishandle its economic recovery

> Iraq: Covid-19 and low oil prices have compounded an already fragile political and economic situation

> Jordan: Lower exports, remittances, travel and foreign investments to undermine low oil price benefits

> Kuwait: Deteriorating fiscal balance overshadows health and safety concerns amid the pandemic

> Lebanon: Socioeconomic discontent risks future growth despite the formation of a new government

> Morocco: Declines in outbound trade, inbound travel and remittance receipts cause economic contraction

> Oman: Finance Ministry has taken measures to reduce state expenses by 15 per cent

> Qatar: Four-phase plan implemented to ease restrictions

> Saudi Arabia: Plunging oil prices triggered a SR34.1bn deficit in the kingdom’s first-quarter budget

> Tunisia: The pandemic has doubled Tunisia’s need for external funding to TD5bn in 2020

> UAE: Abu Dhabi’s recovery depends on oil prices, while Dubai needs a rebound in aviation and tourism


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