Consumer confidence in the Middle East/Africa region revved up in the third quarter, increasing in all five countries measured by Nielsen’s Global Survey of Consumer Confidence and Spending Intentions. With an index score of 112, the United Arab Emirates had the highest confidence in the region, after an increase of three points from the second quarter.
Several years of internal political shuffling as well as low levels of foreign investment have led to recent slow growth and underdevelopment in Pakistan. But the situation has now changed. Democracy appears to have gained traction in Pakistan.