Original Articles

The following are articles published originally on the New Silk Road Monitor Site.

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 of our...

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 in 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, the Africa Continental Free Trade...

Two Middle East Companies Among Top 100 US Exporters, Importers

Two Middle East Companies Among Top 100 US Exporters, Importers

Every year, the Journal of Commerce, the world's leading publication on global shipping and logistics, publishes its Top 100 U.S Importers and Exporters (paywall) guide. It's a great insider look at U.S trade and globalization from the company level. It measures...

Red Sea Economies – By The Numbers

Red Sea Economies – By The Numbers

Photo: Red Sea Gateway Terminal at Jeddah Islamic Port Red Sea Economies/Population and Exports at a Glance Country Population GDP Top Export Destination Saudi Arabia 32.3 M $782.4 B China Egypt 95.7 M $245.6 B Italy Sudan 39.6 M $33.9 B UAE Yemen 27.6M $26.9 B China...