Summary of The Business Environment in Gulf Co-Operation Council Countries
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The Economist Intelligence Unit reports on the investment climate within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. While local economic conditions have improved in recent years, regional political flux, excessive domestic regulations, foreign ownership limits and dated legal frameworks keep outside investors at bay. getAbstract considers this succinct analysis essential reading for executives looking to do business in the GCC and for investors eying these potentially profitable markets.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why inward foreign direct investment in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council is lagging and
- Why economic diversification is necessary for member states’ long-term prosperity.
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