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Country Report

Iraq Counts Cost of War

Iraq’s war with IS has disrupted trade ties and led to huge losses in economic output.

Bahrain's Stalemate

A new government ushered in Bahrain earlier this month must focus on the economy even as the political stalemate continues to rein in investor confidence in the country.

Egypt to benefit from cheaper oil

Low oil prices could help Egypt's public finances, but may also lead to reduced support from GCC states.

Expats beware hidden costs in tax-free UAE-EIU

A rebounding property market and rising education fees can erode benefits, according to a EIU report.

Tunisia ponders next move

Tunisia took a step closer to full democracy with last month's parliamentary elections but the new government will face tough economic challenges.