Syrians don’t trust domestic banks.
Syrian officials and businessmen understand the need for economic restructuring to take advantage of regional and global opportunities.
A private equity investment is for life, or at least until an IPO or trade sale comes along - right? Not necessarily.
European airport IPOs and secondary share offerings are keeping equity capital markets teams busy.
Although relatively underdeveloped, tourism is already Syria's second-biggest foreign exchange earner.
Euromoney asked Wafic Rida Said, businessman and chairman of the First Saudi Investment Corporation, to offer some thoughts on the opening up of Syria.
Syria’s commitment to the development of export-oriented sectors and new trade ties is paying off, with new incentives for domestic and foreign investors in place.
The US primary convertible bond market has grown rapidly this year, providing low-cost funding to highly rated corporates at a time when other sources of capital are running dry.
European private-equity firms escaped the full effects of the tech collapse that hit their US peers so hard last year.
In March 2000, following Syria’s first major cabinet reshuffle for more than a decade, Mohamed Mustafa Mero was appointed as prime minister, replacing Mahmoud Zuabi, who had held the post since 1987.
In a country which had become utterly disillusioned by its politicians’ failure to revive the economy, Japan’s new prime minister, Junichiro Koizumi, has quickly won huge popularity with calls for radical reform.