Middle East Analysis

Risk Summary - Oman - FEB 2015

Oman's advisory Shura council proposed in December 2014 the introduction of a blanket ban on alcohol in the country. The recommendations of the council, the country's lower legislative branch...

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Risk Summary - Iraq - AUG 2014

Risks of a return to civil war in Iraq increased significantly as radical Islamist group ISIS took over the northern city of Mosul on June 10. The occupation of Mosul represents a threat to Iraq's...

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Risk Summary - Iraq - MAR 2014

Iraqi Kurdistan ministers walked out of a cabinet session in protest at the country's 2014 draft budget in the middle of January, further increasing tensions over the autonomous region's plans to...

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Macroeconomic Forecasts - Iraq - MAR 2014

Consumer price index inflation (CPI) in Iraq reached by 3.1% y-o-y in December 2013, with core inflation - which excludes volatile products such as fruit and vegetables and fuel products...

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