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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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New food review: new Marmite flavors come to those who wait

The latest round-up of new food launches from the Productscan database highlights some interesting flavor introductions and packaging styles. While Marmite is exploiting the popularity of Guinness with a new spread flavored with the popular Irish tipple, the craze for energy products has led to the release of caffeine-infused sunflower seeds, and energy-giving candy presented in a soda style can.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Mar 2007
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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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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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CommentWire

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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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
CommentWire
CommentWire

Saudi Aramco: privatization welcome, but it'll be slow

Saudi Arabia has been a hard market for western oil majors to penetrate, making this latest opportunity for greater involvement highly attractive. The pace of change is certain to be slow, and delays inevitable. Even so, this is not likely to deter the oil companies. Many are likely to try and take advantage of this opportunity to build their Saudi presence.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Apr 2002
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Savola's purchase of Geant Saudi's stores marks another big move in the Kingdom's FMCG sector

Savola Group chief executive, Sami Baroum, announced yesterday that an agreement has been reached with the Fawaz Alhokair Group to purchase all 11 Saudi Geant stores in the Kingdom. The deal is expected to see Savola's fast moving consumer goods retail arm, Azizia Panda, grow its share of the Saudi retail market to 8%, up from 7% at present.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jul 2009
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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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CommentWire

UBS: expanding into Saudi Arabia

UBS is further extending its wealth management reach by setting up operations in Saudi Arabia. While instability in the kingdom may continue to be a problem, it remains an important wealth management market, and the complementary investment banking and asset management businesses envisioned by the group will provide a sound basis for building its wealth management operations in the region.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jul 2008

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