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Middle Eastern multimillionaires to increase by 45%

Middle Eastern wealth markets, driven by stubbornly high oil prices and the stabilization of the world economy, are expected to continue booming. As a result, the number of individuals with $10m+ will increase by 45% between 2013 and 2017.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jan 2014
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France targets nuclear reactor sales in Saudi Arabia

French utilities EDF and Areva are poised to enter the nascent Saudi Arabian nuclear market, but face competition from South Korean, Japanese, and Russian bidders.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jan 2013
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Russia and Brazil offer attractive qualified investor regimes

Russia and Brazil ranked the highest in Datamonitor's Wealth Management Opportunities Index for the market distinction between retail and high net worth individuals. With relatively low thresholds to become a qualified investor in both markets, the ability to offer clients exclusive products will quickly endear new market entrants to prospective clients.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Aug 2012
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Saudi Arabia: market potential affected by instability and lack of transparency

Saudi Arabia is one of the fastest growing wealth management markets in the world. Private banking recruitment and average office rents are cheap, and it is easy to start up a new business in the country. However, the market is compromised by lingering political discontent that may yet lead to instability in the domestic market, while the central bank is far from transparent.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Aug 2012
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Credit Agricole to strengthen its presence in the Gulf and the Middle East

Oil wealth has already attracted many private banks to the Middle East, and the latest bank to announce that it is seeking to capitalize on the region's huge potential is Credit Agricole Suisse, which intends to increase its presence. Although competition in private banking is intense, Datamonitor believes that Credit Agricole's long established presence in the region gives it a competitive edge.

Published By Datamonitor
16 May 2012
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RBC Wealth Management seeks to double its AUM in emerging markets

RBC intends to increase its AUM in emerging countries from $20bn to $50bn by the end of 2015. As recently announced, Dubai will play an important role in the wealth manager's expansion plans as the bank seeks to double its staff in the emirate during the same period. However, RBC's growth targets are ambitious given the fierce competition and its plan to mainly grow organically.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Apr 2012
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South Africa sees its wealth market growth prospects undermined by eurozone crisis

The South African wealth market is the largest in the Middle East and Africa, accounting for nearly 36% of the region's total value of liquid assets held by affluent individuals in 2011. South Africa is, however, forecasted to have the lowest growth prospects in the region, and will see its market value rise to only $265bn by 2015.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Mar 2012
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Middle East and Africa wealth markets are dwarfed by Europe or Asia but will grow three times faster

Global oil demand was one of the biggest wealth drivers in the GCC, especially in the more oil-dependent countries of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia where the hydrocarbon industry accounts for the vast majority of GDP. South Africa's wealth market, on the other hand, is driven by manufacturing and services, and therefore the region's future growth is tied to the performance of the world's economies.

Published By Datamonitor
31 Jan 2012
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European firms set to benefit from development of waste management strategies in the Middle East

As the economies of the Persian Gulf states continue to develop, the issue of sustainability is becoming more important. Effective waste management poses the biggest challenge, with 120 million tons of waste generated by the region every year. As the nations strive to address this environmental and economic problem, experienced European waste management companies will be well placed to benefit.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Mar 2011
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Saudi Arabia: a kingdom on the move

Over the last few years, the Saudi government has been investing heavily in many public infrastructure projects and also in encouraging private industry to develop the non-oil and non-gas sectors. This could make it a very attractive proposition for both local and global logistics players, as long as existing problems in the region are addressed.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jan 2011

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