Marga Peeters – Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission
(European Economy. Economic Papers. 415. June 2010.
Brussels. PDF. 27pp. Tab. Graph. Bibliogr. Free.)
KC-AI-10-415-EN-N ISBN: 978-92-79-14901-6 ISSN: 1725-3187
Thanks to policies that are geared towards opening up borders, the GCC countries have imparted a significant stimulus to the world economy, to a much greater extent than other oil exporting countries in similar conditions. The development of the gross capital flows in view of the recent global crisis and their composition are the main focus of this study. Aspects of globalization, trade and financial integration, such as the dependence on oil, regional integration, foreign direct investment and cross-border assets and loans are addressed.