The MEED Yearbook Archive
Every year since 2008, MEED has published a review of the year past and a forecast of the year ahead.
The most worrying outcome of the political upheaval of the past two years is the widening wealth gap between the region’s oil producers in the Gulf and the large-population, oil-importer markets of North Africa
The consequences of the 2011 Arab uprisings are uncertain, but they will be far-reaching
Throughout 2010, the region’s economy has been recovering and as we come to the end of the year, the prospects for 2011 are bright, particularly for anybody operating in the Middle East
Despite the negative headlines over Dubai and its mountain of debt, most of the Middle East and North Africa appears set for a year of solid growth in 2010
By every statistical measure, 2008 has been a bumper year for the Middle East. The regional economy expanded strongly, by about 6 per cent over the year. Record oil prices, which averaged slightly above $100 a barrel for the year, delivered another year of record budget surpluses to the region’s oil producers.