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Researching companies and industries in the Middle East and North Africa

​Whilst we do not have any specialist resources for this region, many of our databases do have content on the some of the individual countries in this region.

 

 

 

Databases for economic data and analysis

Researching industries in the MENA region.

Business Monitor Online                   

Look for sector reports by country / region. Covers number of MENA countries, but not all sectors available for all countries.
Good for forecasts.

Marketline Advantage This services contains Datamonitor industry and company profiles and deals. It covers various sectors for a number of countries in this region. Most reports are for individual countries, but some reports relate to broader geographic regions, others reports are global.
There is a large Country Statistics database covering a variety of socio-economic indicators for all countries in this region, as well as a Market Data Analytics database for FMCG products, however this only covers Saudi Arabia and UAE in the MENA region and Nigeria and South Africa for Africa.
Also has Country Profiles for a number of countries in this region which include PESTLE analysis
Availability: global

IBISWorld                  

Provides detailed market research reports but primarily for UK, US, China. Has a more limited range of global reports, which sometimes mention the MENA region/ countries.
 

ThomsonOne

Wide ranging company and financial research database it also includes company and industry analyst’s reports previously accessible through the Investext service.  Go to Screening & Analysis>Research>research search. The longer reports often contain useful market information.
Availability: global

Statista Offers statistics on a wide range of topics for this region such as Health, Automotive, Telecomms and Start ups
Technavio Covers a huge range of industry sectors. Most reports are global and include 4 year forecasts. They include data on the Middle East and Africa.

Bloomberg 
Finance Zone only

Go to > Function <BI> and selection sectors and sub-sectors. Not all sectors are broken down by region.
Or use the function <RES>. 

Web sources

African Development Bank Group
This organisation is made up of 3 constituent groups:
African Development bank
African Development Fund 
Nigeria Trust Fund
The website offers reports and data on all African nations including those covered by the term MENA.

Middle East and North Africa Monitor
Oct 2018 report from the World Bank

 

Arabian Business
It provides business and Finance news and opinion articles as well as a directory of companies located in Middle East.

 

Zawya
Zawya offers news and research for the MENA region. Some news stories can be accessed without signing up. However can sign up free of charge to get slightly more content or pay a subscription to access the full range of content.

 

Index of Economic Freedom
2019 ranking of 180 countries covers 10 freedoms including: property rights, freedom from corruption, fiscal freedom and labor freedom.

 

Middle East  and Central Asia Regional Economic Outlook
2018 report from the IMF.

PWC
Produce a number of Insight reports on the Middle East region.

 

World Economic Forum
2019 briefing paper on risks in the MENA region.

 

 

News and keeping up to date

Science Direct                  
 
Covers business and sci/tech. Large number of economics and finance journals some with regional focus.
Factiva Our global news database with news wires, newspapers, websites and trade and professional titles. For a more targeted search try limiting the sources to a particular industry or region
FT.Com Prior registration required. Click here to register. (It is included when searching Factiva)
Economist No need to register - just search. 
Project Syndicate Project Syndicate.org provides original, high-quality commentaries to a global audience, covering economics, politics, health, technology, and culture.