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The long-term economic impact of COVID-19 and its impact on government spending on infrastructure

Broadcast on Oct 13, 2020 from Livestream: Project, ECA & Structured Finance MENA 2020 - Virtual Conference

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The long-term economic impact of COVID-19 and its impact on government spending on infrastructure

  • GDP growth slowdown and longer-term impacts on the make-up of the GCC economies
  • Re-regionalising of global supply chains or boom in globalisation through digitalisation? How does each scenario impact GCC economies and their need for infrastructure?
  • Infrastructure in the new world order: Are changes to the economic landscape of the GCC likely to impact the type of infrastructure needed?
  • Unconventional monetary and fiscal policy in 2020: How will this impact government sponsorship of infrastructure development in 2021 and 2022?
Middle East

Speaker

Farouk Soussa

Farouk Soussa

Farouk Soussa

MENA Economist at Goldman Sachs

Farouk Soussa is an Economist at Goldman Sachs International, responsible for the MENA region. Prior to joining Goldman’s, Mr Soussa had been Head of Middle East Economics at Citigroup, and head of government ratings for the Middle East and Africa at Standard & Poor’s, both in Dubai and London. Mr Soussa started his career at the Bank of England, and has spent time with the UK Financial Services Authority and as a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence.

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