Karbala Cement Factory

Global Cement Industry Looks to Iraqi Market

Cement manufacturers have largely weathered the recent global economic downturn, continuing a strong secular trend that has seen total international production more than double over the past 15 years to 3.5 billion tonnes per annum in 2012. While emerging markets in Asia… Read More

Doha Skyline

Doha, Amman Favored by MNCs as New Regional Hubs

The wave of political upheaval that has swept the Middle East and North Africa since early 2011 has had a major effect on business operations for most multinational corporations (MNCs) in the region. Many companies had ambitious expansion plans for markets like… Read More

Egypt Protests

Egypt’s Banking Sector Revolution

Euromoney Magazine published an insightful article in September 2011 on how Egypt’s central bank and the heads of Egypt’s major banks staved off bank runs, preserved capital and prevented a collapse of the country’s financial sector — all while million-man street protests… Read More