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Middle East/North Africa Power Brokers

The king of MENA e-commerce: Ronaldo Mouchawar

In 2005, Ronaldo Mouchawar efforts spawned Souq.com, which has become the largest e-commerce site in the Arab world and entrepreneurial inspiration.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Cybersecurity in Saudi Arabia calls for clear strategies

When it comes to cyberattacks, Saudi Arabia is the most targeted country in the Middle East. While cybersecurity is improving, clear strategies are absent.

Middle East/North Africa Technology and infrastructure

The rise of Iran’s e-commerce industry

The internet is often a boon for business, which is especially true in Iran, where the online market has expanded significantly over the last three years.

Asia Pacific Politics

Start-ups poised to change politics in Singapore

As Singapore seeks new sources of growth, the micro-nation is positioning itself to become Asia’s start-up hub. By promoting outside-of-the-box thinking, Singapore could see political spillover as the government loosens

South and Central Asia Technology and infrastructure

India consumer-tech startups face unique challenges

A fast growing internet user base, a compelling Indian growth story, and a host of smart, proactive entrepreneurs are fueling a boom in technology startups in India. However, these entrepreneurs

Middle East/North Africa Technology and infrastructure

10 Middle Eastern startups to watch in 2015

10 promising tech startups to watch in the coming year. In the midst of the Arab Winter, there is a remarkable story unfolding in the Middle East’s tech sector. Plagued with

Economics South and Central Asia

Should enthusiasm for India’s e-commerce be curbed?

Recent investments in Indian e-commerce have excited the business community, and reports suggest that the industry will grow from $2 billion to $23 billion by 2018. But there are reasons

International Politics

E-commerce businesses look to Middle East

The Middle East is reaching the internet in greater numbers every day, and there are high hopes that the region can become the next great e-commerce hub. The market remains

Economics North America

Billions at stake for U.S. retailers in online sales tax debate

Lobbying efforts by brick-and-mortar stores to charge online sales tax could be a big blow to the e-retailer Amazon. One of the key advantages of Amazon.com’s business model is being

Asia Pacific Economics

China’s rough path towards consumption-led growth

To stimulate domestic consumption, China passed a major amendment to its consumer protection law on 25 October 2013. This move benefits consumers and some industries such as e-commerce. However, its