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The IISS Bahrain Bay Forum brought together a diverse group of high-level geo-economic experts to examine how shifts in the political landscape are affecting regional economies and to discuss measures to nurture sustainable structural reforms.
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As well as considering what structural reforms regional policymakers should embark on, panellists at the IISS Bahrain Bay Forum emphasised the importance of tackling youth unemployment, the rights of migrant workers and the need to engage women in the economy to secure long-term stability and prosperity.
Despite diversification efforts, the correlation between non-oil GDP growth and the oil price has become tighter for GCC economies, explained Dr Christof Rühl, Global Head of Research, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, in his opening Keynote.
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The second IISS Bahrain Bay Forum brought together a distinguished crowd of officials and experts to analyse how MENA region governments are coping with a changing geo-economic and geopolitical world order, and its implications for economic, energy and trade policies, as well as for business strategy.
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With many Western economies in crisis and developing nations ascendant, is a new world order emerging? This programme studies how financial shifts affect the global distribution of power.
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