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.  

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? 

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.

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 ...

Saudi Arabia's Half-Court Press

Saudi Arabia's Half-Court Press

The Saudi kingdom seems to be on a path of radical change, broadening options for women and opening to new sectors, but a ruling-family schism could derail the effort.