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Middle East & Africa Economic overview

April 2018

Investors are becoming increasingly concerned as tensions escalate between Iran and the United States.

The future of the nuclear deal Iran struck in 2015 with the permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany (known as the P5+1) is at stake. US President Donald Trump has given Congress and US allies until 12 May to amend the deal, or he will terminate it. Trump wants greater oversight of Iran’s ballistic missile programme, but Iran has repeatedly refused to discuss it, saying the programme is purely...