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3 To Watch: tracking trends that matter

This page provides a snapshot of some of our written coverage of financial market and macroeconomic trends, policy issues, and the security, geopolitical and energy landscapes.

Our analysis is forward-looking and directional in focus, pinpointing emerging sector trends and policy issues with the potential to affect decision-making. We are supported by an on-the-ground network and team of international experts.

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Ankara navigates economic crisis | Erdogan reaches out to Israel | Turkey-UAE: pragmatism trumps ideological divide

Lull in currency crisis provides Turkey’s government with window of opportunity to reverse policy blunders.

January 19, 2022

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Top 3 underrated risks in 2022 | Libya in unchartered territory | GCC to avoid shutdowns in tackling Omicron

We analyse three underrated risks worth tracking in 2022

January 11, 2022

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UAE mulls changes to improve market access | Kuwait PM attempts to bridge parliamentary divide | KSA loosening social rules

Proposals to scrap monopolies on the sale of imported goods constitute a bold move towards creating a more open and competitive market.

January 4, 2022

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Emiratis walk away from F35 | UK-GCC trade deal gathers pace | KSA-UAE relations set for turbulent 2022

Buying advanced weapons from the US is not a straightforward commercial proposition; all come with restrictions on how they are used.

December 21, 2021

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Crunch time in Vienna | Libya’s precarious elections further undermined | Jordan gears up for major political reform

The nuclear negotiations underway in Vienna will be decisive on the question of whether the JCPOA can be revived.

December 14, 2021

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KSA’s crown prince launches comeback | Oman raises game on investment | Threat to democracy deepens Tunisia crisis

MbS will grow his international presence in 2022 in preparation for succession.

December 7, 2021

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UAE-Turkey expand economic cooperation | Abu Dhabi in driving seat of regional diplomacy | Dubai eyes IPO boom

Economic cooperation and prosperity do not equate to political rapprochement.

November 30, 2021

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KSA policies deepen economic woes in Yemen | Algeria’s subsidy cuts cause concern | Oman’s economic outlook improves

Saudi policies on Yemen extend beyond airstrikes to fuel the latter’s spiral into economic decline.

November 23, 2021

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Libyan plans to attract IOCs at risk | Riyadh left with limited options in Yemen| Dubai economic strategy leans on existing strengths

The head of Libya’s High Council of State has threatened all-out war if Haftar wins the elections.

November 9, 2021