Coronavirus: Middle East Impact

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  • May.22 — The coronavirus has crippled businesses and markets the world over. The Middle East is no different, with nations going into lockdown, companies grinding to a halt, and fear gripping populations. Just as COVID-19 truly became a global problem, another serious curve ball rocked the region: a collapse in oil prices. Now, business leaders and government officials are trying to work out how the region can claw its way back from the double blow.

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