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Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
Workers look at journalists during a media tour of the Khurais oilfield, about 99 miles from Riyadh.
GDP: 5.85
Inflation: 11.45%
Unemployment: 13%†
Markets: -50.5%
Gallon of gas: $0.45
Interest Rates: 4%


OPEC production cuts in October hit this country the hardest -- it signals that it can't afford to cut back any more. Falling oil prices are hampering the economy and holding up much-needed public construction projects. Meanwhile, the cost of living here is soaring on escalating food and housing costs.

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Last updated November 14 2008: 9:27 AM ET
†Males only
Sources: IMF, national statistics offices, central banks, stock exchanges, AIRINC
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