How is the MENA region responding to changing global dynamics?

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HSBC MENAT Coverage

HSBC has a longstanding presence and vast coverage in the MENAT region.

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Powering Ahead

UAE Renewable Energy Sector.

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Full speed ahead for Expo 2020 construction plans

With three years until the highly anticipated event, developers are gaining ground in carrying out works on major projects at the venue.

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Sector snapshot: Shine returns to UAE commercial properties

Indicators point to an expanding market, as regulatory reforms are expected to spur demand for office space across the emirates.

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UAE explores options to secure LNG supplies

Growing domestic demand has put pressure on the government to boost its own production and find alternative energy sources.

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15 IMF key points you need to know on the UAE economy

15 IMF key points you need to know on the UAE economy

The International Monetary Fund’s report on the UAE in July underscores the risks and challenges facing the country, as well as the future investment opportunities.

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Selling confidence by the pound: opportunity in Egypt’s economic revival

Selling confidence by the pound: opportunity in Egypt’s economic revival

When the Central Bank of Egypt floated the country’s partially pegged currency in November 2016, it set itself on a course of economic change. What has been the effect on business flows?

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Mitigate risks when crossing borders

Mitigate risks when crossing borders

Almarai is the largest food and beverage company in the Middle East, but even a company of its scale faces challenges when carrying out business internationally. Each day, the company, founded in 1977 by Prince Sultan bin Mohammed, delivers “fresh, quality” produce to 120,000 stores in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

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OPEC at forefront of oil market stabilisation (Infographic)

OPEC at forefront of oil market stabilisation

Accounting for majority of the world’s proven oil reserves, OPEC members will continue to play a major part in meeting global energy demand.

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Investors rekindle appetite for gold

Investors rekindle appetite for gold

With gold prices staying robust, investors are shunning equity and hedging themselves by betting big on the precious metal.

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UAE construction companies ramp up investment drive

UAE construction companies ramp up investment drive

With only three years until the much-awaited Expo 2020 in Dubai, raising capital has become a priority for many construction companies in the UAE.

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Improving macro-fundamentals give UAE a boost

Improving macro-fundamentals give UAE a boost

Recent fiscal reforms and a strengthening private sector are helping the country post GDP growth that is above expectations.

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UAE commits to OPEC’s move to drain stockpiles

UAE commits to OPEC’s move to drain stockpiles

Maintenance works at some of its oilfields will force the country to switch off its tap, in turn helping the market to reach equilibrium.

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MENAT means business

A recent HSBC Commercial Banking event in the UAE, highlighted how the region sees itself shaping up in a dynamic global market.

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GCC investors warm to Turkey’s economic prospects

Opportunities in trade and other segments of the Turkish economy are opening up to hydrocarbon-rich Arabian Gulf countries.

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Infographic: What are the top four GCC economies?

Gulf countries are striving to diversify their economies away from oil. Here are the key economic sectors in which the top GCC economies are concentrating their efforts...

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India-MENAT: Trade in Focus

Our recent infographic shines a spotlight on some of the key trade corridors between India and the MENAT region...

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How MENA is diversifying away from oil dependency

MENA economies are diversifying to counter the impact of falling oil prices. Here are five economic reforms that will impact the region in years to come...

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Strategy helps UAE oil and gas sector to expand

Abu Dhabi’s continuous investment in the hydrocarbons industry is expected to secure a favourable position for the UAE in the global market...

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Egypt power sector’s potential sparks investment

A capital injection of more than US$ 43 billion is required from both local and foreign investors to help Egypt keep its lights on...

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Commodities muted but global stocks remain positive

Stock markets defied political uncertainty worldwide to post minimal growth in May, but commodities were not as resilient...

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UAE’s economic recovery gradually gathers pace

A robust non-oil sector is spurring confidence in the UAE economy, which saw its credit outlook upgraded, as the budget deficit declines and surplus increases...

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OPEC extends supply cut deal to balance oil market

Oil-producing nations ditch market-share policy in order to buoy crude oil prices, by agreeing to stretch the production cutback by a further nine months...

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UAE’s tourism sector sets sights on emerging markets

The gadgets ban forced Emirates to reduce frequencies on certain US routes, but it opened opportunities in China, India and Russia...

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MENA tracks global trend as FDI falls

The United Nations raised alarm on declining foreign direct investment worldwide, especially in sectors that promote sustainable development...

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Global equity markets brace for higher interest rates

As the global economy shows early signs of recovery, investors are preparing for the inevitable implementation of a tighter monetary policy...

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UAE defies oil price downturn to post GDP growth

Non-oil growth continues to buoy the country’s fiscal prospects and boost confidence in one of the GCC region’s most diversified economies...

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Global thirst for oil still unquenchable

With worldwide consumption expected to reach more than 1.4 million barrels per day by 2018, crude oil remains a dominant energy source...

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Emaar’s planned IPO lifts confidence in UAE property market 

Emaar and other developers have been enjoying buoyant growth, reflecting investors’ increasing appetite for UAE real estate...

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Unlocking growth opportunities with MENA

China eyes stronger Middle East ties amid fiscal headwinds

Weakening global trade has taken its toll on Chinese GDP, but two-day direct investments continue to flow between China and Middle East countries.

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Suez Canal ramps up tactics to attract customers

With increased competition from Central American and European ports, the Egyptian waterway is beefing up efforts to maintain its market share.

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Investors buy into UAE’s e-commerce potential

Amazon.com’s decision to purchase Souq.com reflects the growing appetite investors have for the country’s online retail segment.

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Egypt reforms start to bear fruit as trade figures improve

Devaluing the pound has made Egypt a more attractive market for investors and boosted local products’ appeal to international consumers.

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