May 2004
Middle East;May2004, Issue 345, p49
Standard Chartered Bank has released its quarterly analysis of Middle Eastern markets. Prepared by the Bank's Global Research team of international economists the report shows that Standard Chartered expects another strong year for Middle East economies supported by high oil prices, low interest rates and a renewed focus on economic reform. It predicts a regional growth rate of 3.3% in 2004 and growth for the UAE to be stronger than the regional average, at 5% for 2004.


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