Overhauling the regulatory framework, increasing state spending and public-private partnerships will help improve healthcare services in the Arabian Gulf. The health of people directly affects businesses and economies, and a study conducted recently revealed 131 million working days were lost due to sickness across the world. Though healthcare sector is deemed one of the defensive…

Regulators and investors in the rich Gulf states of the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) and Qatar are celebrating the recent Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) upgrade of their countries from frontier to emerging market status. But how important are these rating revisions, and what do they really mean for the countries involved? The MSCI is…

Cut-throat competition among manufacturers of solar panels has brought down costs of harnessing energy from the sun. In today’s world, electricity denied is development denied. Sustainable natural resources such as solar and wind had a solution in store for rising electricity demand for years, but high costs of realizing the optimum potential of natural resources…

After three years of consecutive decline, the activity in the mergers and acquisitions market picked up in 2012 and will continue to improve this year. While stagnant capital is dead capital, the lifeline of assets and cash is movement perfectly demonstrated by mergers and acquisitions. Increased activity in the Middle East and North Africa’s M&A…