Read the August 2019 MEED Business Review online

28 July 2019
China's growing investments in the Middle East; Unrest undermines reform in North Africa; Changing technology threatens Gulf business model in aviation sector. Read all this and more in the August 2019 edition of MBR


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Over the past 20 years, China has deepened its relationship with the region, moving from energy customer to low-cost contractor and trader, to prime partner and major investor. This month’s cover story looks at this astonishing transformation, which owes its genesis to China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the $1tn plus programme launched by Beijing in 2013 to develop trade routes for Chinese exports.

This month’s exclusive Big Interview features Yu Tao, president and CEO of China State Construction Engineering Corporation Middle East, who reveals the firm’s long-term strategy in the region.

Our aviation industry report, meanwhile, examines the wide-ranging internal and external threats faced by Gulf carriers and the impact that intense competition, oil price volatility and geopolitical issues are having on profitability. The report also looks at airport investment, which is set to continue, despite the changing fortunes of some of the biggest carriers.

Our Market Focus section brings you the latest analysis on the Maghreb economies of Algeria, Libya, Tunisia and Morocco, as North African governments grapple with the challenge of pursuing austerity and market reform against a backdrop of popular frustration.

The August 2019 issue also includes:

We hope you enjoy the August issue of MEED Business Review.

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