With oil prices still faltering around their lowest level in 11 years, many GCC governments are drawing down assets from their once swelling sovereign wealth funds to plug budget deficits. Yet this is having a knock-on impact on global markets
A country in the MENA region where banks commonly invest in start-ups does not have to be a pipe dream of struggling entrepreneurs. Tamara Pupic analyses how Lebanon has set itself apart from other entrepreneurship-friendly countries in the region.
The UAE is close to finalising a modern insolvency law that would allow struggling businesses to rise from the ashes, but entrenched cultural attitudes towards corporate failings and a host of other challenges look set to defeat it