Sub-Saharan Africa conjures up images of starving children, famine and corrupt regimes presiding over poor infrastructure.
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Egypt’s fresh stimulus of USD 4.9 billion would provide a short-term push to the economy, but the country’s medium-term challenges remain.
Three years after Bahrain erupted in violence, the country’s economy remains in fragile condition.
Namibia has been a success story in Africa and has climbed the socio-economic ladder to emerge as a small middle-income country. But after major advances, growth in this country of 2 million appears to have stalled, as the economy reaches the limits of its infrastructure and economic plans.
Half of the African corporations responding to a survey said they had been victims of economic crimes, as the corruption epidemic continues to haunt the continent.
The last time the IMF analyzed Iran’s economy in 2011, it was heavily criticized for praising Tehran’s structural reforms.
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AlifArabia’s aim is to offer a brutally frank but sincere analysis on the Middle East region’s business and political issues.
It wants to see a thriving and dynamic Middle East that encourages corporate and government transparency, investments and policies that allow the economies to grow.