Arab Spring Redux? Middle East Most Exposed to Food Prices
(Bloomberg) -- International food prices have risen close to their 2011 peak. Ten years ago, they triggered waves of protests, especially in the Middle East. The region is still exposed today -- seven of the 10 most-exposed emerging market economies are in the Middle East according to Bloomberg Economics’ food vulnerability scorecard -- but its weakest links are Sudan and Lebanon instead of Egypt and Tunisia, with Yemen rounding off the top three.
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