ABANA-Arabia Monitor MENA Markets Conference Call


January 11, 2017
9:30am - 10:30am

This event has been rescheduled to Wednesday, January 11, 2017.

ABANA invites you to participate in our monthly conference call in collaboration with Arabia Monitor. 

9:30 am (New York, GMT-04:00), 2:30 pm (London, GMT+01:00), 5:30 pm (Abu Dhabi, Muscat, GMT+04:00), 4:30 pm  (Amman, GMT+03:00)

Topics include*:

  • The Saudi 2017 budget points to an expansionary stance. What do the key metrics reveal about the outlook for the economy this year? And what funding sources will the kingdom tap top bridge the budget gap?
  • The last week of December saw Iran’s currency fall to 41,600 rials to USD 1 — its lowest point ever. What factors contributed to this drop? What are the highlights of the 2017 budget?
  • How has Libya’s oil industry performed since the Libyan National Army took over four key ports and handed control to the National Oil Corporation (NOC)?
  • What are the key highlights of the 2017 Algeria budget and how have the citizens reacted?
  • Lebanon has approved two long-awaited decrees that finally clear the way for the first licensing round of offshore oil and gas exploration. What are the main highlights of this and what is the government’s next challenge?
  • The number of Chinese outbound trips has increased to 120 million in 2015, 3 times higher than in 2008. How is Morocco positioning itself to attract more Chinese tourists?

The ABANA-Arabia Monitor Monthly Conference Call Series is led by Arabia Monitor’s CEO and Chief Economist Dr. Florence Eid-Oakden, a respected authority on the economy and geopolitics of the MENA region. Dr. Eid-Oakden is joined by a team of analysts to provide insights into emerging issues in and affecting the region. Calls are open to all ABANA members.


*Please note that the title and content of the call are subject to change to reflect and include the most recent events affecting the region.

**Please note that the call will not be recorded