Business Supports Middle East Revolt - But Risks Ahead

Mar 14, 2011, 09:06 ET from Economist Intelligence Unit

LONDON, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Investment bankers and business figures have been on the streets alongside Arab youth in the recent Middle East protests. But in spite of this, a "witch-hunt" against business could be unleashed as toppled regimes are associated with free market economic reform.

In an interview with financial broadcaster, David Butter at the Economist Intelligence Unit adds that Islamists have been marginalised as they have failed to develop concrete economic and political agendas and it's clear that the tactics of Al Qaeda have discredited the Islamist agenda for many Arabs.

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