The GCC is attracting Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) at more than twice the average rate than around the world when you compare it and normalize it for GDP.
Experts across the bloc sat down on Tuesday, 16 January, to discuss the Gulf economies.
Here’s what you should know about the leading conversations surrounding the Gulf states at Davos last week:
The UAE Economy Minister, Abdulla bin Touq Al-Marri, addressed the competition amongst the various states as beneficial given the steady growth across all economies. Simply put, competition drives innovation which leads to growth and job creation.
Growth sparks far-reaching synergies.
The emergence of non-oil sectors has attracted top talent in the global expat community to “build a life” in major cities across the Gulf.
Youth empowerment at government level has helped transform how countries such as the UAE, Saudi and Qatar operate.
The GCC is attracting FDI at rates which far exceed global standards.
There is a key focus on private-public partnerships to encourage entrepreneurship and economic development.
Across industries, there is a push to invest in technological advancements, particularly AI.
Sustainable growth in the region is predicted based on the FDIs inflows and emergence of non-oil economies with tourism and renewables being key drivers.
We believe we are at an inflection point of increase of FDIs, as we have seen in Saudi Arabia.
- Saudi Investment Minister, Khalid al-Falih
At Fuse, we’re keeping our finger on the pulse of the GCC. It’s predicted the Gulf states will drive regional growth for MENA in 2024.
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