2017 Middle East & North Africa Outlook

$ 375.00

A comprehensive overview of the Middle East & North Africa region. Learn about the regional outlook and main drivers (including country outlooks for key markets) as well as scenarios and disruptors to prepare for.

Overview, Table of Contents & Sample Pages below


The Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region will experience moderate economic growth and slight improvement in confidence as the shock of the oil price drop subsides in 2017.

However, volatility in international financial markets, in oil prices as well as currencies, alongside slow reform implementation and political instability, will weigh on business performance.

In MENA, multinational companies will face higher operating costs, an increasingly price sensitive public sector and wider fluctuations in business and consumer demand, largely due to the effects of the fiscal reforms that both oil importing and exporting governments will implement.

In order to maintain their market share, achieve consistent sales growth, and hit profitability targets, multinationals must avoid relying purely on organic market growth, and instead proactively diversify their MENA portfolios and adjust their sales strategies

What you will learn

  • What are the main drivers shaping the outlook for the Middle East & North Africa region
  • How will the country and sub-regional outlooks for key markets like Iran, GCC, and North Africa evolve
  • Which scenarios and disruptors will have the greatest impact on the region

What you will receive

  • Immediate access to the 31-page PDF report
  • Exclusive email updates covering emerging markets business topics
  • Special discounts on future report purchases


Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary3
  • Section 1: FSG View on Middle East & North Africa (MENA)4
  •   MENA Remains Under Pressure5
  •   Reform Process is Just Beginning6
  •   Don’t Wait for Sales Drop to Adjust Strategy7
  •   Adjust to Long-Term Changes in MENA8
  •   FSG View on MENA9
  •   Driver #1: Weak Global Growth10
  •   Driver #2: Low Energy Prices11
  •   Driver #3: Financial Market Volatility12
  •   Driver #4: Fiscal Reform13-14
  •   Driver #5: Political Disruptions15
  •   Implications for ACtion16
  • Section 2: Sub-Regional Outlooks17
  •   Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)18
  •   Levant Outlook19
  •   Iran Outlook20
  •   Iraq Outlook21
  •   North Africa Outlook22
  • Section 3: Scenarios & Performance Disruptors23
  •   Scenarios Overview24
  •   Disruptors Summary25
  •   Disruptor #1: China Loses Control26
  •   Disruptor #2: Oil Price Collapse27
  •   Disruptor #3: Eurozone Banking Crisis28
  •   Disruptor #4: Iran Deal Unravels29
  •   Disruptor #5: Syria Triggers Wider Instability30
  • About Frontier Strategy Group31

Sample Pages

MENA remains under pressure

Don't wait for sales drop to adjust strategy

2017 MENA Disruptors

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