Gulf Monitor

Gulf Monitor

Castlereagh’s Gulf Monitor provides an insight into key developments in economic diversification, monetary and fiscal policy, social policy and foreign relations in line with the collective ambitions of GCC states to change their economies, yet preserve their systems of governance.

Also housed on this page is the Market Watch collection by Karen E. Young, who has followed and mapped closely the GCC states’ policy response since 2015. It is an authoritative guide to understanding policy formation, reaction and hydrocarbon reliance in the GCC in the last five years.

Gulf Economic Statecraft Hits Lebanon

Economic Reform Barometer

Austerity, subsidy cuts, and diversification are buzz words in the Gulf states right now.

Blood in the Water: Speculation on Gulf Currency Pegs Misses First Victims of Downturn

GCC Bank Sector Under Pressure

The GCC’s commercial banking sector reflects a particular pattern of economic development reliant on state investment and ownership.

Gulf Economic Statecraft Hits Lebanon

New Year, Same Economy

Flaming tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia this week did little to spike oil prices.