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Bloomberg’s reports Militants Raise Stakes in Saudi Arabia.
Ayham Kamel, Director, Middle East & North Africa at the Eurasia Group wrote in a report on July 5:
“The series of terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia signal improved ISIS operational capacity and they will continue. The Islamic State’s ability to organize coordinated attacks in different parts of the Kingdom represents a qualitative improvement in ISIS’s strike capability.”
Oil prices weren’t pushed higher by the attacks, one of which occured in the country’s oil rich Eastern Province. Markets are focused on the fallout from Brexit and signs of ample global supplies.
If the attacks continue, though, there may be an economic impact on the world’s largest oil supplier, John Sfakianakis, Riyadh-based director of economic research at the Gulf Research Center said.
“If these are one-off attacks the impact to the larger economy will be limited at this point,” he told Bloomberg. “If they are generalized and recurrent in intensity, obviously there could be an impact at a time when the economy is in a slowing growth cycle.”
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