Arab World: Banking and Finance

Resurgent economies in the Arab region are luring international lenders, but rising oil prices mean reforms have stalled and a crackdown on dissent in Saudi Arabia has prompted concerns

Investing in Kuwait

Kuwait is trying to diversify its economy beyond oil, but the transition to a knowledge economy is being held back by a lack of skilled local workers. The government wants to scale back the number of expats but Kuwaitis are reluctant to quit the shrinking but comfortable state sector.