This is the fourth report in a two-year programme of research into the long-term trends that will
shape the GCC economies over the next decade. It was produced by the Economist Intelligence
Unit and sponsored by the Qatar Financial Centre Authority; the Economist Intelligence Unit has
had full editorial control over the report. The report is based on in-house analysis by the Economist
Intelligence Unit as well as in-depth interviews with business people, economists and academics
familiar with the region. Jane Kinninmont was the author and Delia Meth-Cohn and Aviva Freudmann
were the editors. The publication date was October 31st 2010.