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C-Suite Challenge 2020: Gulf Region—Risks and Opportunities in an Increasingly Volatile World

May 2020 | Publication

The Conference Board Gulf Center for Economic and Business Research was established in Kuwait on October 2018, and this is its first Gulf edition of the C-Suite Challenge™ report, which compares the views of CEOs in the region to their peers in the rest of the world. Recession risk, global political instability, and a tougher regulatory environment head the Gulf’s list of external hot-button issues—those external stress points that CEOs and C-suite executives believe require a special focus for 2020. C-suite executives in the Gulf region are most worried about recession risk, in line with executives globally.


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