Middle East & Africa
Middle East & Africa
The visionary reform transforming Saudi Arabia’s business landscape
Saudi Arabia is undergoing a series of changes that aim to reduce the country’s reliance on fossil fuels and augment the participation of the private sector in the economy
Egyptian Steel continues to embody the nation’s economic resilience
The Egyptian economy may have been hit by two revolutions but it is bouncing back stronger, thanks in large part to its steel industry
IMF: growth in sub-Saharan Africa remains modest and multi-speed
The IMF has forecast a tentative recovery in sub-Saharan Africa after 2016 saw growth in the region drop to its lowest level in two decades
Could Africa steal China’s growth-story crown?
China has long been the major growth story but could Africa be stealing its crown?
Japan in recession fourth time since financial crisis
Stagnant wages and lack of business investment mean Japan’s economy has again fallen into recession
Africa shows great improvement in regulatory reform
The report, which ranks the ease of doing business, showed that Africa is leading the way in regulatory reform, while the BRICS economies are also becoming freer for business
IMF predicts Saudi Arabia will become bankrupt shortly
Given spending sprees and persistently low oil prices, the IMF argues that Saudi Arabia is heading for bankruptcy by 2020
Iran to issue short-term bonds
With the lifting of financial sanctions, Iran is offering Islamic T-bills
How to navigate investor-state disputes settlement in Iran
To succeed in Iran, foreign investors must be aware of rules surrounding investor-state disputes settlement
How should foreign investors approach Iran?
A historic deal will see Iran limit nuclear activity in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. If the right precautions are taken, now could be an ideal time to invest in the country, writes Erfan Ghassempour
South Africa’s young workers to boost economy
Due to a rise in the working-age population, the country could see a substantial growth in GDP, according to the World Bank
African Development Bank appoints new president
Nigerian Agricultural Minister, Akinwumi Adesina, takes over from Donald Kaberuka as head of the African Development Bank
Is Iran the next biggest economy since the fall of the Wall?
Market analyst says emerging market players will be able to engage in business opportunities more readily than their Western counterparts
Growth of the Omani bond market
European investors among the most excited to participate in the Omani growth story
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