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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 20 November 2018

Business Extra Podcast: What is driving the economic outlook for the UAE and the Gulf?

The Abraaj scandal has added to investor wariness about the region but there is plenty of opportunity to be had

Visitors from across the region attended the Gitex 2018 in Dubai. We discuss the economic outlook for the region in this week's Business Extra podcast. AFP
Visitors from across the region attended the Gitex 2018 in Dubai. We discuss the economic outlook for the region in this week's Business Extra podcast. AFP

Host Mustafa Alrawi and Assistant Business Editors Chris Nelson and Dania Saadi discuss Agility's interest in Abraaj's assets, how the UAE is the Middle East's most competitive economy and what impact rising interest rates may have on the economic outlook. Listen here:

Sentiment outside of the Gulf has been rocked of late but how justified is this given more positive fundamentals like higher oil prices? The team discuss this and more.

We also have a discussion with Saudi entrepreneur and SME consultant Fadi AlAwami, who provides useful tips for prospective start-ups in the region.

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