Middle East & North Africa 2020 Outlook

Middle East & North Africa 2020 Outlook


Middle East and North Africa countries' outlooks increasingly diverge in 2020. Domestic private sector activity is likely to strengthen in Saudi Arabia and Egypt, while the UAE will receive a temporary boost from Expo 2020. Political instability in Algeria and Tunisia and piecemeal reform in Lebanon will delay growth opportunities in those countries. Morocco, Kuwait, and Qatar will remain reliably stable. Low oil prices, lack of significant tax/subsidy reform in core markets, and easing interest rates will reduce operating cost pressures on business. However, regulatory changes, local team/distributor training, and the need for aggressive sales and competitor customer insight collection will keep costs high. US-Iran tensions; ongoing missile attacks from Yemen into the rest of the Gulf; government outlook uncertainty in Lebanon, Algeria, and Israel; and difficult recoveries in post-conflict countries such as Syria, Iraq, and Libya will complicate operations. MNCs will benefit from focusing on brand building, ingraining customer loyalty, and boosting distributor capabilities to position themselves for the region's slow medium-term growth outlook.

What you will learn

  • What are the key trends businesses need to prepare for
  • How to defend against major shifts in the global economic environment
  • Understand how companies across the region can take action now
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Executive Summary
Outlook for MENA in 2020
Our View on the Middle East & North Africa
Subdued Global Growth
Moderate Oil Price Outlook
Loose Monetary Policy
Regional Political Tensions
MENA Has a Moderate Growth Outlook for
Manage the MENA Portfolio
Operating Costs Stabilize in
Government Spending Will Not Grow Significantly
MENA Has Numerous Key Regulatory Changes Ahead
MENA Countries Diverge in Healthcare Goals
B2G: Actions to Take
Investments Will Remain Relatively Strong
Sector Outlook: Industrials
B2B: Actions to Take
MENA Includes a Wide Spectrum of Consumer Incomes
Consumer Spending Will Recover Moderately21-
B2C: Actions to Take
Subregional Outlooks
2020 GCC Outlook
2020 Levant Outlook
2020 Iraq Outlook
2020 Iran Outlook
2020 North Africa Outlook
2020 Egypt Outlook
2020 Turkey Outlook
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