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GCC healthcare: in pursuit of western standards

The healthcare sector in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries is currently undergoing a wave of reforms intended to achieve and sustain international standards of healthcare delivery. Datamonitor believes that the region has the potential to achieve these aims if it reforms healthcare insurance, develops a workforce of healthcare professionals, and accepts the use of generic pharmaceuticals.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Apr 2009
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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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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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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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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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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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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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