Economy 11/01/2019 22:47 72 Editor: as
Baghdad today – follow-up
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries are expected to witness a rise in economic growth to 1.9 percent in 2019, according to a World Bank report.
The show report recently released titled Figures (Global Economic Prospects: The Middle East and North Africa “bleak skies”) that growth in the GCC will rise to 2.6 percent , supported by the movement of an active investment at the level of the oil – exporting countries, the
bank expects that growth declines in Algeria To 2.3 percent due to slower government spending than in 2018.
Egypt will see a growth rate of 5.6 percent in 2019, boosted by investments and reforms in the expected business climate.
The growth rate in Morocco and Tunisia will reach 2.9 percent in 2019 if tourism indicators improve and political reforms continue.
Although Iraq recorded modest growth in 2018 at 1.9 percent, reconstruction projects, according to the report, will be an important driver for the growth of its economy and neighboring economies, with an expected 6.2 percent, the highest in the Arab world.
Growth in Jordan is likely to see a slight improvement of 2.3 percent.
The 2018 estimates showed an improvement in growth to 1.7 percent amid improved economic activity in oil exporting and importing countries.
Algeria registered a growth rate of 2.5 percent last year, Egypt with 5.3 percent, Morocco with 3.2 percent and Tunisia with 2.6 percent.
The World Bank has warned of the dangers facing the region, which can discourage growth, as conflicts can escalate and lead to greater damage to income and economic activity, not to mention health and social well-being.