The Middle East’s Unique Moment to Shape World Trade

The Middle East’s Unique Moment to Shape World Trade

In my latest syndicated column published by Asia Times, I point to a unique confluence of events that can potentially give the Middle East and North Africa region – namely three states, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE — outsized influence in the shaping...
Asia’s Top 10 Retailers – 2019

Asia’s Top 10 Retailers – 2019

The good folks at EuroMonitor International continue to produce some of the finest research on Asia’s economic transformation. Their latest report, downloadable on their site, looks at the Asian Retail Landscape. These are the Top Ten companies within retailing...
Africa’s Future and the Emerging World

Africa’s Future and the Emerging World

By Afshin Molavi If you want to understand our collective future, look no further than Africa. Let us start with the obvious: Africa’s demographics. According to UN projections, Africa’s population is set to double by 2050 to 2.4 billion. Looking further ahead to the...
The New Silk Road Monitor Friday Post

The New Silk Road Monitor Friday Post

The New Silk Road Monitor “Friday Post” – A round-up of this week’s stories that caught our eye Insights on Investing in Africa, the UAE and the Belt and Road, Turkey’s New Silk Road Logistics Play, Russia’s New Silk Road Highway,...