Friday 17 August 2018

8 factors that help gain market access to Mena

UL, a global leader in helping firms enter international markets, has revealed the factors that need to be tackled by global manufacturers to gain market access to any country in the Mena region. The constant advancement of technology is fuelling a staggering rise in tech start-u


Breaking the reliance on the Qard’ Hasan

As competitive market conditions create significant underwriting losses in the (re)takaful sector, many operators based in the Mena region have become dependent on the Qard’ Hasan, according to a new briefing by A.M. Best. However, the report, titled, “Takaful Trends;


GCC debt issuance to exceed $50bn in 2018: Fisch

GCC sovereign issuance is on track to exceed $50 billion in 2018, surpassing last year’s levels, according to Zurich-based Fisch Asset Management, a specialist in select investment strategies. Two multi-tranche sovereign bond transactions of Saudi Arabia and Qatar lead issu


UAE in top quartile globally for well-being: BCG

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is in the top quartile globally when it comes to well-being, according to a new report by management consulting firm The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The UAE outperforms other GCC countries, as well as the rest of the world, in several dimensions


Bahrain leads GCC in income, infrastructure: BCG

Bahrain performs particularly better than its GCC peers in the dimensions of income and employment and is in the 2nd quartile globally when it comes to well-being according to a new report by management consulting firm The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Bahrain outperforms other


Family businesses ‘avoiding external partners’

A large majority (89 per cent) of the 575 survey respondents from 52 countries worldwide agreed that business ecosystems enabled their organisation to innovate beyond its individual capabilities, said a new report by professional services firm Deloitte. Yet when asked about their


Saudi REIT listings on the rise, other GCC investors cautious

There has been a steady increase in the number of REIT (real estate investment trusts) listings in Saudi Arabia during the first half even as the investors in the rest of the GCC markets have taken a cautious optimistic approach,  according to a new report from PwC, a global provider of as


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