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Sector Insight

Morocco's emerging sectors lead growth charge

The emergence of new industrial sectors in Morocco are compensating for a slowdown in key exporting sectors like phosphates and agriculture.

Tunisia textile sector holds promise

The country's garment, textiles and leather sector, which currently accounts for a quarter of Tunisia's exports and 9% of employment, has suffered in recent years partly due to the economic slowdown

IPOs set stage for Dubai retail investment

IPOs from two Dubai retailers reflect the emirate’s ambition to become a global retail hub, but competition is becoming fiercer as mega projects come on line.

Gulf telecom firms eye new growth markets

As subscription rates reach saturation at home, some Gulf telecom providers are looking at growth opportunities outside their hubs.

Jordan banks seen weathering regional turmoil

Jordan’s banking sector remains stable even as regional turmoil weakens the country’s economic outlook.

Local investors buoy Lebanon's real estate market

Foreign investors remain on the sidelines but Lebanon’s real estate market is still registering growth due to local demand.

Morocco falling short of new housing targets

Morocco needs make room for small real estate developers and contractors if it wants resolve a housing shortage for citizens, according to an industry report.

Rising auto demand in Africa puts UAE in top gear

As a re-export hub for auto parts, the UAE is poised to rake in the benefits of Africa’s fast-growing auto market.

Shariah funding offers fresh hope for SMEs in MENA

An IMF analyst says Islamic banks may help plug the financing gap that plague startup businesses across the Arab world.

North Africa looks to pump cash into energy sector

The region is keen to explore the energy sector's potential to meet growing demand and lure investors to its shores.