Arabia Monitor Monthly Issue #25 (May 2015) - Resilience amidst a decisive storm?

Date: May 2015

In the May MENA monthly, Arabia Monitor sheds light on the main developments that have taken place throughout the Middle East this past month. Our lead story is that of Yemen – the Arab world's poorest country.

Arabia Monitor's monthly publication provides a timely snapshot of most notable recent developments in the dynamic MENA region. Our analysts get past the news to deliver the core, forward looking conclusions that markets-oriented readers look for.

  • When do we expect Saudi inclusion to the MSCI Index? What are the criteria for inclusion?
  • What sources are at the Iraqis' disposal to relieve the pressure of low oil prices on its finances?
  • Will peace talks in Libya succeed in the latest round of negotiations? Or will the crisis only deepen?
  • To what extent is the probe into Mumtalakat's financial affairs a politicised one?
  • After ‘Operation Decisive Storm’, what's next for Yemen?

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