Syria

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.)…

Emerging Market View: What Our Analysts Are Reading – 2/15/2013

Recent economic headlines reflected what FSG’s research reports have indicated around the world.  Ranging from the economic implications of the Syrian civil war to Argentina’s controversial elections and Estee Lauder’s successful EM portfolio, here are a few articles that our analysts read…

What Currency Devaluation in Iran Means for Business

While political instability dominated headlines in the Middle East, the Iranian rial quietly devalued by 35% against the dollar at local currency exchange bureaus during a four-month period. Continued devaluation increases the likelihood of further instability in the region Iran’s…

MENA Instability is a Wake-Up Call for Companies to Engage Governments

After months of turmoil and civil war, the precipitous fall of the government of Muammar Gaddafi has re-ignited the momentum behind the so-called “Arab Spring.” Escalating violence in Syria, transitions in Egypt and Tunisia, and tensions throughout much of the…