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Emerging & Frontier Markets

Middle East Oil & Gas: Iranian Win?

MIDDLE EAST 2014 SUPPLEMENT By Ronald Fink Some analysts think the Ukrainian crisis could help improve prospects for Middle Eastern...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Middle East Thrives Amid Political Flux

The economies of the Middle East continue to prosper despite ongoing instability. In some cases, that instability is creating the greatest opportunities. However, any prospects for investing do come with a unique set of risks.


World’s Best Investment Banks 2014

ANNUAL AWARDS: HIGH-OCTANE YEAR Global investment banks will face a tremendous challenge as they strive to continue running their underwriting businesses at the elevated levels they reached in 2013. Many of the largest banks on Wall Street reaped a windfall ...

Economics, Policy & Regulation

Cover: Emerging Markets Elections

By Laurence Neville Thirty-four developing countriesincluding all of the so-called Fragile Five nationswill have elections this year. Their results will...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Jordan: Big Changes Afoot In Aqaba

MILESTONES By Justin Keay First Jordan was hit by the global economic crisis, which slowed annual growth rates from around...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Strong Middle East Deal Pipeline

MARKET FOCUS: MIDDLE EAST INVESTMENT BANKING By Gordon Platt The Middle East may present political challenges, but dealmakers anticipate that...
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Browse additional economic indicators and data sets, selected by Global Finance editors, to learn more about Syria economic outlook, debt to GDP ratio, international trade performance and population trends. Rankings of Syria best banks and safest banks are also available.

Economics, Policy & Regulation

Slashing Saudi Oil Reliance

COUNTRY REPORT By Gordon Platt The coming year could be crucial for Saudi Arabia, as the Middle Eastern powerhouse deals...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Free Bird: Yukos Oils Ex-Chief Released

EMERGING MARKETS ROUNDUP By Kim Iskyan In December, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, one of Russia’s most high-profile political prisoners and the former CEO of Yukos Oil—at one point Russia’s largest oil company—was abruptly released. He had served about 10 ...


World’s Best Foreign Exchange Providers

ANNUAL SURVEY — STABILITY AMID CHANGE By Gordon Platt A global investigation into trading irregularities has not hampered growth or innovation in one of the world’s largest and most volatile markets—foreign exchange. The $5.3 trillion-a-day foreign exchange ...


World’s Best Foreign Exchange Providers 2013

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Emerging & Frontier Markets

Regional Focus: The Levant

WHEN WILL A NEW SUN RISE? By Justin Keay The Levant region is plagued with political instability and unrest. But there are pockets of economic strength and inklings of long-term development. According to the Collins English Dictionary, the word Levant ...