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MENA FDI: Outperformers And Laggards

Political instability in large parts of the Middle East and North Africa will continue to weigh heavily on foreign direct investment inflows to the region as a whole over the coming years. That said...

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Maliki To Be Ousted From Power

Iraq's current Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will fail to retain his position, and prime minister-designate Haider al-Abadi will succeed in forming an inclusive governing coalition over the coming...

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Growth Forecasts Revised Downward

We have modestly revised downward Iraq's 2014 and 2015 real GDP growth forecasts. Increasing political instability will result in a marked decline in the expansion of the domestic economy, however...

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No Immediate Threat To Oil Supply

We see no immediate threat to Iraqi oil supplies from attacks by the Islamist militant group ISIS, and we maintain our Brent forecast of USD108/bbl for 2014. We do not expect major gains for ISIS in...

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