MEA Markets Magazine is pleased to introduce our articles, with news and feature articles from across the Middle East and Africa. All our articles across our five categories are listed below, with fascinating news articles, business news, finance news, law, innovation, and more.
As the third quarter of 2021 comes to a close, there is no better time to reflect on all that we have achieved this year and consider what goals we are still pursuing for the final part of the year. Read more
The global pandemic has caused many industries to draw to a screeching halt, including the real estate industry. Despite this, the rest of 2021 and the coming year appears hopeful. As tourism across the Middle East begins to flourish once again and travel restrictions ease, the housing sector is set to make a steady upward recovery, particularly with the Expo 2020 Dubai commencing from October. The high vaccination rate has positioned Dubai as one of the safest places to travel post-pandemic, allowing the emirate to open its doors to not only tourism, but multiple opportunities across all sectors. Read more
A new JPY 1.3 billion (approximately USD 10.8 million) contribution from Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (Takeda) Global CSR Program to the World Food Programme (WFP) builds on previous successes and brings forward a 5-year initiative to help strengthen regional health supply chain capacities in West Africa. Read more
Sitecore®, the global leader in digital experience management software, today released its Holiday Shopping Trends 2021 report exploring how consumers in Saudi Arabia intend to celebrate, indulge, and recuperate this holiday season. Read more
For the first time, AHIC 2021, organised by Bench and MEED, will house the four close-knit investment communities of the Arabian Hospitality Investment Conference (AHIC), Saudi Arabia Hospitality Investment Conference (SHIC), Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) and the Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) under one roof.
A new focus report, produced by Oxford Business Group (OBG) in partnership with the Africa Economic Zones Organisation (AEZO), will explore the potential that the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) holds as a driver of intra-regional trade by linking local markets. Read more
Kuwait is accelerating its adoption of technology with large-scale investments that will create 13,100 new jobs in the economy, enabled through cloud and Microsoft’s ecosystem, according to new research by the International Data Corporation (IDC). This expansion results from an expected 3.5 times rise in public cloud services in the country, from approximately $32.0 million in 2019 to $112.3 million in 2024. Read more
Africa’s leading carrier-neutral co-location data centre provider, Africa Data Centres, has announced plans to build large hyperscale data centres throughout Africa, including the North African countries of Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt. Read more
The 2021 East Africa Trade and Industrialization Week, which opened on August 31st in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, centered the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) as an impetus to the region’s integration process. Read more
Pearl Polyurethane, the leading system house covering the Middle East and North Africa, has appointed a new CEO as part of an ambitious growth plan to double the size of the Dubai-headquartered company and expand internationally over the coming five years.
Tetra Pak, the world leading food processing and packaging solutions company, has traditionally been ahead of it’s time within and outside the industry, in pursuing sustainable solutions for both customers and consumers. This facet of the company’s DNA manifests itself in clear goals for a sustainable future that include 100% renewable packages by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050. Read more
A host of energy development initiatives designed to increase energy access and improve livelihoods are coming online across Africa and are scheduled to be showcased at Africa Oil Week 2021 in November in Dubai – a temporary move for this major annual event as a COVID-19 precaution, ahead of its scheduled return “home” to its usual venue in Cape Town South Africa from 2022. Read more