A Vodafone branded taxi passes a logo on a billboard at the Imax cinema September 3, 2013 in London, England. Vodafone has agreed to sell it's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless for $130 billion. (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.