Steve Girsky (L), General Motors Vice Chairman and head of GM Europe, and Thomas Sedran, Deputy Chairman of Adam Opel AG, stand next to an Opel Adam car fresh from the assembly line as factory workers look on during a celebration to mark the launch of the new Opel compact car at the Opel factory on January 10, 2013 in Eisenach, Germany. Opel employees hope the car will help the company return to profits after years of sagging sales and the announcement of the Bochum factory closure in 2016. (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.