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Economic Contraction Across the Gulf Chokes the Flow of Remittances to South Asia

The coronavirus-induced slowdown in Gulf Arab states will further stress the already reeling economies of South Asia.

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Max Weber in Arabia: Saudi’s Character Enrichment Program

As the Saudi government manages the fallout from collapsing oil revenue, it will be seeking greater contributions from the Saudi public. A little-known program to instill the productive values of entrepreneurship, hard work, and optimism may have found its moment.

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As the Gulf’s Digital Economy Accelerates, Speed Bumps Await

Smart spending on the enhancement of Gulf governments’ digital capabilities and the development of technology-focused industries is needed to bolster future growth.

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Gulf Humanitarian Diplomacy in the Time of Coronavirus

The Gulf Arab countries’ foreign assistance during the coronavirus pandemic hints at a slight evolution in their respective foreign policies.

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Migrant Workers at the Epicenter of Public Health Crisis in the Gulf

The coronavirus, along with the economic crisis due to falling oil prices, is having a direct impact on businesses in the Gulf, including migrant labor, the bulk of the work force.

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Amid a Pandemic, a Global Oil Alliance Emerges

The dramatic crash in oil prices has led the global energy community to coordinate production cuts to stabilize market conditions.

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South Asian Energy Demand Destruction Highlights Gulf Vulnerabilities

The world’s largest coronavirus lockdown in South Asia is placing unprecedented downward pressure on energy demand.

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After Hard Landing, Gulf Aviation Industry Braces for Slow Takeoff

Abrupt and potentially lasting changes to the Gulf’s air transport sector threaten existing business models over the short and medium terms.

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The Business Diplomats: The Power of Bania Traders in Oman

The Bania Indian-origin mercantile community is mediating the New Delhi-Muscat relationship in a low oil price Oman.

Oil Price War Tests Saudi-Russian Investment Cooperation

The collapse of the OPEC+ production agreement and the ensuing oil price war place pressure on joint investment initiatives spearheaded by Saudi and Russian sovereign wealth funds.

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