Arab nations have had a tough time with the discord within their young populations and the slump in oil prices hitting commodity exporters. Now bodies such as the EBRD and IMF believe the region can reap the benefits of economic reform.
Kersti Kaljulaid, President of the Republic of Estonia, has become the unlikely activist for a new digital age
Lebanon’s startups got a long-awaited capital injection from a central bank initiative designed to send financing lines to the country’s newest companies, and four years after its inception, bankers say that Circular 331 has changed the landscape of the country for early investment.
Macroeconomic risk has ramped up in Turkey this year after the country’s ground troops entered a Kurdish enclave in Syria, and while the primary financial markets have shrugged off the action, there are cracks starting to show below the surface that indicate there might be economic struggles ahead.