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Qatar: Bankers in hard hats

In a market where space limits scale, local firms have needed to be ambitious and smart about how and where they work. Qatar is the smallest country in the Gulf Cooperation Council by area and population after Bahrain. Banks and companies alike have grown accustomed to looking beyond the borders and offshore for business. For newer banks like Barwa that’s meant pushing to win work on international deals such as the UK sukuk.

Turkey: Closer to the action

The EBRD has only been active in Turkey since 2008, but the country was the largest recipient of its funds last year. What does that say about Turkey’s needs from international finance institutions and the services they can provide?

Q&A: Ecobank Capital’s Mohamed El Fadel Kane

Last year saw the closing of the largest African-led transaction to take place in Central Africa. The leader of that deal, Ecobank Capital’s Mohamed El Fadel Kane, speaks to EMEA Finance about the deal and what’s in the pipeline for this year.