Rebuilding Syria

Rebuilding Syria

Putting the war-ravaged country back together will cost $400 billion. With Assad still in power and US sanctions still in place, who will foot the bill—and reap the benefit? 

Qatar's Dollar Diplomacy

Qatar's Dollar Diplomacy

The emirate’s deep pockets are helping it secure new and deeper trade and investment ties in an end run around the Saudi economic embargo.

Iraq: From Guns to Budgets

Iraq: From Guns to Budgets

Iraq’s new government must push reconstruction forward, pull in new foreign investment and produce results for a battered population. Its time is limited.

Egypt: Top Regional Performer

Egypt: Top Regional Performer

A combination of structural economic reforms, oil and gas development and a recovering tourist sector fuels rapid growth for Egypt.              

Gulf States At A Crossroads

Gulf States At A Crossroads

As the region’s oil-and-gas dominance faces new challenges, the monarchies are betting that foreign capital will help carry their economies into a more stable, diversified future.  

Out Of Africa, Into MENA

Out Of Africa, Into MENA

With more people holding a smartphone than a bank account, the MENA region offers giant opportunities for telcos offering payments and money-transfers. 

Bahrain: Proving Ground

Bahrain: Proving Ground

Bahrain is nurturing its fintech sector with agile and progressive regulation, seeking to build a strong regional hub for innovation.

MENA: Fintech Makes Its Mark

MENA: Fintech Makes Its Mark

Investors made 2018 a record year for startups in the MENA region, highlighting its rapid embrace of fintech. But regulation and infrastructure still have to catch up.