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Competition laws: a key role for economic growth in MENA

Competition laws: a key role for economic growth in MENA

by Jala Youssef and Chahir Zaki   SEPTEMBER 17, 2019

Competition policy lacks the attention it deserves in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), a region characterised by monopolies and lack of market contestability. As this column explains, there are many questions about the extent of anti-competitive barriers facing new market entrants in the region. What’s more, MENA’s weak overall performance on competition is likely to be hindering economic growth and the path towards structural transformation… more