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Political Risk Analysis - Istanbul Airport Attacks: Key Implications - SEPT 2016

East Med July 2016 / Turkey / Economy

The Istanbul airport attack underscores the persistence of the terror threat in Turkey, as it is the eighth mass-casualty attack in the past year alone. There is little reason to expect a decline in attacks, given Turkey's hostile relations with both Islamic State and Kurdish militant groups.


Economic Analysis - Gaining Momentum From Government's Five-Year Plan - SEPT 2016

Gulf July 2016 / Kuwait / Economy

Kuwait's real GDP growth will gather limited momentum in 2016, driven by an uptick in oil production and large investments associated with the five-year development plan passed in February 2015. Economic growth will remain below potential however, as household spending declines in the low oil price environment.