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.