Privatization appears to be slowly rearing its head in the Middle East again, mostly in the economic plans of the GCC countries and in Egypt. To be clear, this is not because attitudes have changed. Divestment from state-owned enterprises is seen as a last resort in the Gulf countries in light of the fiscal tightening.
As the Middle East continues to make headlines because of geopolitical developments, CFA Institute interviewed Sky News Arabia television news presenter Malak Fares, CFA, to get her thoughts on how best to interpret news from the Middle East and the longer term business and finance themes in the region.
At the Middle East Investment Conference, Khaled Sifri, CEO, Emirates Investment Bank provided unique transparency into Gulf Cooperation Council high-net-worth individuals.
Recent news out of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) hasn't been promising as of late. What are some of the emerging trends in private equity and venture capital in MENA? What are some of the challenges? What are some of the most promising investment opportunities?
Bassem I. Awadallah provides expert commentary on some of the findings of CFA Institute survey of investment professionals in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Adeel Malik explains why he thinks regional economic integration and a strong private sector are essential to address the economic challenges, such as youth unemployment, facing the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Michael O’Sullivan, head of portfolio strategy and thematic research at Credit Suisse, shares seven ideas to spur economic progress in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Frontier markets are often thought of as inhospitable investing outposts where corruption abounds and investors face outsized risks. Notwithstanding, the safety and integrity of frontier markets has greatly improved over the past decade, and their growing popularity with professional investors is testament to the fact that the risk-adjusted returns offered by frontier markets are indeed attractive.
Henry T. Azzam shares his views on economic prospects of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region one year after the Arab Spring.
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