UFI Connects

The Middle East in the Brave New World: Geopolitics, China, Oil, Covid and beyond

17 June 2020
English
MEA

Speakers / Moderators

DR EID-OAKDEN

DR EID-OAKDEN

CEO & CHIEF ECONOMIST
ARABIA MONITOR (MENA)
NAJI EL HADDAD
Moderator

NAJI EL HADDAD

Regional Manager MEA
UFI

The Middle East in the Brave New World: Geopolitics, China, Oil, Covid and beyond

The session addressed pressing issues facing governments and businesses alike with an overview on the economic outlook in the region and the opportunities ahead. Topics include:

  • Influence of COVID-19 crisis on globalization (or de-globalization) and the global trade and supply chain – focus on China-MENA trade relations.
  • Lower oil prices and their impact on GCC economies.
  • The economic outlook in the MENA region with a focus on the UAE economy.
  • Impact of the current dual crisis on jobs in the UAE and the region in general.
  • Overview about the impact of exhibitions postponement on economies with a focus on Expo 2020 re-scheduling impact on the UAE economy.

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