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Syrian Civil War: Wait-and-See Approach Will Hurt MNCs in the Middle East

(This post is adapted from FSG’s report on how the Syrian Civil War impacts the MENA business climate. The report is part of FSG’s monthly series on managing volatility in the MENA region and is available for FSG clients here.)…

Surprise Israeli election results: It’s the economy, stupid

Israel’s surprising 2013 general election results weaken Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political power, which has wider ramifications on the economic and political landscapes in Israel, the region, and beyond. The election results reduce the likelihood of an Israeli strike on…

Assessing distribution partners in the Middle East and North Africa

Despite economic and political instability, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)’s economies will continue to expand, offering both opportunities and risks. In the current business landscape, effective distributor management is a critical element to capitalizing on opportunities and mitigating…

Opportunities for MNCs in the Middle East & North Africa

  The Middle East and North Africa’s shifting environment is making it more difficult for companies to justify investment. Several events are fueling the perception of MENA’s instability. Economic and political transitions in Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia are giving pause…

5 Signposts to Monitor for Investing in Egypt

Foreign companies have reason for cautious optimism in Egypt after President Morsi’s stunning consolidation of power last month. Monitor economic and political signposts to anticipate the investment climate’s trajectory. If Egypt can achieve the first two signposts below by late…