In the spotlight: Middle East and Africa
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In the spotlight: Middle East and Africa

Euromoney’s recent coverage of trends in the region, including an exclusive interview with Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the finance minister of Nigeria, the rise of agribusinesses - Africa’s new consumer boom – and an in-depth study into second-tier sovereign wealth funds in the Gulf. We also explore Saudi banking, the rise of bank M&A and transaction banking in the Gulf and interview Riad Salamé, the longstanding governor of Banque du Liban, the Lebanese monetary authority.

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Nigeria’s crusader-in-chief fights for the country’s soul

Euromoney September 2013

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is convinced she can diversify the economy. But fears are growing that the end of the commodities super-cycle will imperil the growth model.

Africa: Fast finance for the new frontier of food

Euromoney September 2013

From informal retailers to supermarket chains, Africa’s baby boomers are fuelling a consumer boom that is spilling over to agribusiness.

Sovereign wealth funds: In the shadows of the shadows

Euromoney September 2013

Beyond the shadowy world of the big-four Gulf sovereign wealth funds, which can be opaque, seemingly inactive or conservative, a second tier of sometimes equally elusive SWF-style entities has sprung up.

Ins and outs of Saudi banking: infighting yet outstanding

Euromoney September 2013

A buoyant local economy means Saudi banks are riding high, but they remain over-exposed to their domestic market.

Middle East: M&A shakes up regional banking

Euromoney September 2013

Bank M&A in the Middle East has accelerated over the past year. Although regional events and global markets are already throwing up tests, the motivation for deals is still stronger than ever.

Lebanon’s Salamé stresses resilience and stability

Euromoney September 2013

In an exclusive interview, Riad Salamé, the longstanding governor of Banque du Liban, discusses Lebanon’s perpetual political and economic challenges, the resilience of its banks and the prospects for needed structural reform. He even ponders what he would do if he were president for a day.

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Middle East debate: Gulf dynamism drives regional transaction banking

Euromoney September 2013

Euromoney speaks to providers and users of transaction banking in the Gulf region about the market’s growing importance and the localization of expertise.


Africa: Islamic finance looks south of the Sahara

Euromoney September 2013

Local lenders burgeoning; regulators accommodative.

Retail banking: Rand heightens unsecured risks

Euromoney September 2013

African Bank seeks rights issue; Impairments at record high

Emerging markets: New frontier hands Brics a blow

Euromoney September 2013

Frontier markets may not lend themselves to an easy acronym. But they deserve plenty of attention from the world’s emerging market investors.

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