The Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner taxis at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., on Monday, May 7, 2012. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, in addition to bringing big-jet ranges to mid-size airplanes, uses 20 percent less fuel than today's similarly sized airplanes. (Bloomberg)
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.