MENA INTELLIGENCE & INSIGHTS
Global and regional thought leadership for business leaders in the Middle East & North Africa
Celebrating 150 Years in MENA
Throughout the region’s major achievements, political crises, and economic highs and lows, Thomson Reuters has been there. What does the future of MENA hold? Watch some of the forward-looking discussions held at the Dubai International Financial Centre in April 2017.
Financial & Risk
The unexpected political events of 2016 are likely to affect the global political order for some time to come. There appears to be a crisis in leadership, and nations are divided over their future course. What impact do you think the rise of populism will have on the region?
With so many new, innovative technologies, how can we decipher between what is hype and what is valuable? While terms such as fintech, regtech, blockchain, bitcoin, and more are now the talk of the day, their impact on our lives is still unclear.
Despite the volatility in global financial markets, capital markets in the Middle East and North Africa seem well placed to take advantage of global instability and to attract investment. What opportunities exist in private equity and private debt in the region?
The oil industry faced extreme market changes in the past couple of years, pushing many oil producing countries to implement improvements in order to restore balance in the market. What effect has the OPEC/Non-OPEC compliance agreement had on crude oil prices?
The energy sector is witnessing steady growth in high-value products in response to market instability. Dr. Hernandez, Assistant Professor at Masdar Institute, explains to us how the crude oil industry is diversifying into new revenue streams.
With less than four months to go before VAT is implemented in the UAE and Saudi Arabia on the 1st of January 2018, the topic of VAT readiness is more important than ever before. How can VAT technology help organizations lead and support VAT compliance within their organizations?
As legal technology adoption globally continues to grow, professionals and law firms in the region have to keep up by adopting technology to utilize it as a competitive advantage in the market. Is the region, however, ready yet?
How can the legal profession work smarter and be more efficient to offset price pressures and growth of alternative legal solutions? Paresh Khushal, Head of Professionals at Thomson Reuters MENA, makes the case for leveraging innovative digital technology to optimize resources, increase productivity and transform workflow.
There is increasing demand on lawyers to have sufficient business knowledge that would enable them to provide practical and user-friendly advice to their clients. What can legal firms and lawyers do to meet these demands?
How are disruptive and digital technologies, including AI and Blockchain, influencing the traditional banking sector? Watch our interview with Roberto Mancone, Managing Director at Deutsche Bank to find out.
The SVP of Global Field Operations and Marketing at Hyperloop One discusses the future of the Hyperloop technology and first applications within the UAE, as well as the collaboration with local regulators to establish a framework for this new technology.
Li Yong, Director General of UNIDO, discusses the sustainable development goals of UNIDO and how these tie up with manufacturing, and potential big announcements to come within the conference or in the near future which may concern policy making.
Pilgrimage to haj and umrah represents a fundamental part of the Islamic Economy. This report provides an overview of the key ecosystem of needs, spanning six key lifestyle sectors, and narrowing in on three specific segments.
This fifth consecutive annual Sukuk Perceptions and Forecast Study complements statistical and qualitative analysis from a range of perspectives with the opinions of market leaders in different segments from around the world.
The State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2016/17 brings you the latest developments and trends whilst also highlighting specific opportunities for you to engage with this sector.
The MENA Talks podcasts series has been designed to provide corporate professionals with key insights on global and regional markets. Industry experts provide in-depth knowledge that helps corporate leaders steer the course of their businesses in volatile times.
MENA Talks Risk tackles the most pressing regional and global issues in risk and compliance, from anti-money laundering and KYC to UBOs and new regional regulations.