Slashing Saudi Oil Reliance

COUNTRY REPORT By Gordon Platt The coming year could be crucial for Saudi Arabia, as the Middle Eastern powerhouse deals with a changing global landscape in terms of both its primary economic driver—oil—and its key international partnerships. Three years after ...

Editor's Letter: The New Geography

There is a new definition of the emerging markets and their characteristics that confutes many old and accepted axioms; for example, the idea that the cost of labor is cheaper in developing countries, or that governance is more advanced and regulations are more enforced in developed countries.

Regional Focus: The Levant

WHEN WILL A NEW SUN RISE? By Justin Keay The Levant region is plagued with political instability and unrest. But there are pockets of economic strength and inklings of long-term development. According to the Collins English Dictionary, the word Levant ...

WORLD'S SAFEST BANKS IN THE MIDDLE EAST 2012

GLOBAL FINANCE names National Bank of Abu Dhabi and National Bank of Kuwait the World's Safest Banks 2012 in the Middle East NEW YORK, August 16, 2012 — Global Finance magazine ( GF mag.com) has named the Safest Banks in ...