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.
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.
In an exclusive interview, Riad Salamé, the longstanding governor of Banque du Liban, discusses Lebanons 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.