How does the conflict between Israel and Hamas accentuate the fragilities of the economic models of the Middle East?
These countries experience disparate levels of wealth but have overall adopted rentier and/or non-diversified growth models, which do not ensure balanced economic and social development. Dependence on imports and the weakness of the private sector make these economies less resilient, particularly in the face of external shocks like this conflict. Analysis.Aujourd'hui
Analysis: Will Egypt be affected economically by the conflict between Israel and Hamas?
If the conflict between Israel and Hamas that began on October 7, 2023 has not led to a real deterioration of Egypt's security situation at this stage, it constitutes a new external shock on an Egyptian economy that is temporarily degraded and structurally fragile. Egypt is already suffering from the slowdown in Israel's economic activity (gas exports) and tourist flows to the region, valuable sources of foreign exchange.Wednesday 15 November 2023