Middle East & Africa

MENA delivers mixed results

It comes as no surprise that performance results year-to-date from the Middle East and North Africa are mixed.  While countries within the two regions are either involved in or affected by military and political conflicts, terrorist activities and volatile oil and natural resource markets there is room for optimism.

Africa Middle East & Africa South Africa

QE-maybe: Middle East shares rise on QE3 speculation

The US Federal Reserve released its much anticipated minutes Wednesday last week, with the upshot that if the economy did not improve then a third round of quantitative easing (QE3) was possible. In the recent past such news was enough to send U.S. stocks higher, but the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and tech-heavy NASDAQ all closed lower for the week. The Middle East was a different story.

Charts ETFs Investing Middle East & Africa

Wednesday’s best web

Wednesday’s best web covers power outages in India, the steelmaking industry in China, the lack of bids to explore the South China Sea near the Philippines, the future of mobile money, and the effect of large, foreign oil companies supporting local governments.

China India Middle East & Africa Oil