CATEGORY: Economic Roundups
When I wrote three months ago about why the economic changes afoot in the Gulf region have taken on a whole new urgency in “The challenge of change: And why it matters this time”, my analysis was very much framed against a background of anything but business as usual.
“The bigger they are, the harder they fall” is an adage familiar to anyone who played sports in their youth – or at least those who looked worryingly at an opponent who had clearly gone through a growth spurt a few years early.
In economics, as in life, everything comes and goes. In 2016 commodity prices were down and most Latin American currencies depreciated. Now, less forex volatility and more reasonable commodity prices have led many to hope for a more promising future.