Middle East and Africa

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How investors can support entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa

– The potential for entrepreneurship in the region is high, based on digital consumption and a startling increase in investment... funding for start-ups.
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Are Middle East workers ready for the impact of automation?

– Education levels and skills will determine how disruptive automation is to the region’s labor markets.
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Mobile money in emerging markets: The business case for financial inclusion

– Meeting the mobile money needs of the unbanked in emerging markets is a vast opportunity. To succeed, providers need a clear view... on what drives mobile money economics, and an innovative mind-set.
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African retail banking’s next growth frontier

– Revenue could pick up significantly in the next five years. The region’s winners are likely to emphasize a few key themes—such... as going digital first or making banking leaner and simpler.
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Readiness for agricultural transformation

– What makes a country ready to implement a good agricultural transformation plan?
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Retailing in the Middle East: How to recapture profitable growth

– Major structural shifts in the region will compel retailers to transform their businesses both commercially and operationally.
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Doubling your company’s growth in a volatile region

– Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa hold tremendous growth potential for consumer-centric, digitally savvy companies... that take a long-term view.
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Lions (still) on the move: Growth in Africa’s consumer sector

– Africa remains a high-potential region, but growth is concentrated in a few markets and income segments. To win, companies need... a tailored, data-driven approach.
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Mobile financial services in Africa: Winning the battle for the customer

– To compete in Africa’s diverse mobile money markets, banks must offer distinctive mobile and digital services not only in... payments and deposits, but across the spectrum of financial services.
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The closest look yet at Chinese economic engagement in Africa

– Field interviews with more than 1,000 Chinese companies provide new insights into Africa–China business relationships.
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The future of key-account management in the Middle East

– Consumer-goods manufacturers in the Middle East must change the way they manage their most important retailer relationships. This... article examines major trends shaping the Middle East’s consumer-goods landscape and their implications on key-account management.
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