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Arab Spring

Malik and Awadallah: Economic Fragmentation of the Arab World

Adeel Malik from the University of Oxford and Bassem Awadallah, founder and CEO of Tomoh Advisory, analyse the deep roots of the relative economic failure of the wider Arab world.

Take 15: Economics of the Arab Spring: Is Regional Integration MENA’s Best Option? (Video)

Adeel Malik explains why he thinks regional economic integration and a strong private sector are essential to address the economic challenges, such as youth unemployment, facing the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

After the Unrest: Five Key Trends Reshaping the Geopolitics of the Middle East

Protests in the Middle East have spilled into another week. But as Harvard University international affairs professor Meghan O'Sullivan reminded attendees in an opening keynote address at the CLSA Investor Forum in Hong Kong — just a day after four US embassy personnel, including the ambassador, were killed — the unrest should not distract from more fundamental geopolitical tensions in the region that hold important long-term implications for investors.

Arab Spring and Milton Friedman: Is Reducing MENA’s Unemployment a Social Responsibility of Islamic Finance?

There has been much buzz about the potential social impacts of the rise of Islamic finance in the Arab Spring nations. But how do Islamic financial institutions view their responsibility to society?

Take 15: Risks and Opportunities in the MENA Economies (Video)

George Abed, senior counsellor and director for Africa and Middle East at the Institute of International Finance, discusses the economic and political transition taking place among the Arab countries around the Mediterranean and implications for the wider region.

MENA and Arab Spring: Seven Ideas for Economic Progress

Michael O’Sullivan, head of portfolio strategy and thematic research at Credit Suisse, shares seven ideas to spur economic progress in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Take 15: The MENA Economy: One Year after the Arab Spring

Henry T. Azzam shares his views on economic prospects of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region one year after the Arab Spring.

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