American Airline planes are seen on the tarmac at the Miami International Airport on September 18, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Nearly 10 months after the airline filed for bankruptcy protection, the company announced that it will be sending out layoff warning notices to more than 11,000 employees although it expects job losses to be less than that. (Getty Images)
The small kingdom is among the most economically vulnerable of the GCC states, with high debt levels, low reserves and slow GDP growth. But it has identified jewels in its accelerating non-oil economy that will help it forge a new path for the future.