MENA Macroeconomic Update
Wednesday, 20th October 2021
Webinar | 10:30 London BST | 13:30 Dubai GST
In our Q4 MENA quarterly macroeconomic update, we will highlight key economic and political views for the region and dive into sub-regional level analysis, comparing the outlook for growth across the GCC, North Africa and the Levant.
We will also dive into country-specific analysis for major economies in each sub-region, including Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia and UAE, as well as touching on major areas of developing political risk.
Topics covered will include:
- Economic outlook as the region recovers from Covid-19
- The move away from political Islam in North Africa
- Rising signs of competition within the GCC
Head of MENA Country Risk
Ramona Moubarak joined Fitch Solutions in June 2021 to lead the Middle East and North Africa Country Risk team, based in London. She has spent over a decade building her experience in political, macroeconomic and financial risk assessments for emerging markets. Prior to joining Fitch Solutions, Ramona led a team of analysts who covered over 40 emerging markets for Lebanon’s Byblos Bank. A native Arabic speaker, Ramona is also fluent in French and English. She holds a Master’s degree in Financial Economics from the American University of Beirut and a Bachelor degree in Economic Sciences from Université Saint-Joseph.
Gabriele de Leva
MENA Country Risk Analyst
Gabriele de Leva joined the Middle East and North Africa Country Risk team at Fitch Solutions in December 2020. Prior to joining Fitch Solutions in London, Gabriele lived over three years between West Africa and the GCC managing country risk projects for The Business Year. A native Italian speaker, Gabriele is fluent in English, French, Spanish and is working towards his proficiency in Arabic. Gabriele holds a Bachelor of Science in International Politics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a Certificate in Diplomatic Studies.
THIS COMMENTARY IS PUBLISHED BY FITCH SOLUTIONS COUNTRY RISK & INDUSTRY RESEARCH and is NOT a comment on Fitch Ratings' Credit Ratings. Any comments or data are solely derived from Fitch Solutions Country Risk & Industry Research and independent sources. Fitch Ratings analysts do not share data or information with Fitch Solutions Country Risk & Industry Research.