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World's Best M&A Banks 2018: Sowing The Seeds Of Growth

Economic and political factors could force companies to put acquisition plans on hold, making for an unpredictable 2018. But this year’s Best M&A Bank winners are still optimistic about future growth prospects.

World's Best Banks for New Financial Technology 2018

World's Best Banks for New Financial Technology 2018

Winners in the inaugural Best Bank for New Financial Technology category have already reserved their spot at the forefront of financial innovation, leveraging blockchain, artificial intelligence, data analytics and the Cloud to change the face of investment banking.

Best Deals of 2018: Power Rangers

Energy was a major component of deals this year—both fossil fuels and renewables. Green energy also made a big splash, as did one of the largest foreign direct investments into India.

Middle East: Annual Supplement

Middle East Supplement 2018

Middle East Supplement 2018

Across the Middle East, where more than half of the population is under the age of 24, educational systems are strained and unemployment rates are high. Even in the oil-rich Gulf, fiscal pressures from lower hydrocarbon revenues are forcing governments to cut back on the largesse their citizens have come to expect.

Meanwhile, US policies toward the region are changing and uncertain. The decline in US reliance on Middle East energy sources, due to the rise of domestic shale oil production, has led some to question America’s long-term commitment to the Middle East. Still, there are other areas where the US and its companies can become more deeply involved in the region than ever before. These areas are primarily related to new technologies, such as fintech, biotech and artificial intelligence.

Egypt's Recovery Room

Egypt's Recovery Room

Egypt is leading the region’s economic rebound, with special attention paid to nurturing the strong growth potential of smaller businesses.

MENA: Dipping Into Digital

MENA: Dipping Into Digital

Digital banking, cryptocurrencies, ecommerce and fintech start-ups—2017 was a record year for digital investments in the MENA region. But there’s wide variation between countries.  

Mideast Markets Curb Appeal

Mideast Markets Curb Appeal

Following a period of relatively subdued infrastructure and real estate activity, 2017 was a better year in the Middle East; and 2018 should record more improvement. Transport-related projects remain essential to the region’s growth, but the most crucial area remains ...

Is Lebanon The New Greece?

Is Lebanon The New Greece?

The war in neighboring Syria has taken its toll on Lebanon’s economy, which is demonstrating lackluster growth and high levels of public debt. Could the upcoming May parliamentary elections restore growth and investor confidence? 

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The Alchemy of FDI

The Alchemy of FDI

As nations enhance their natural offerings with proinvestment policies, FDI investors must weigh myriad factors. Which nations are most attractive? Global Finance offers a new analysis and ranking.

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Taiwan: Adapting To A New World

Taiwan: Adapting To A New World

Taiwan’s economy has thrived on electronics manufacturing. Now, with a tightening labor market and new competitive pressures, the island is figuring out how to reshape its role in the changing global economy.