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Middle East / North Africa (MENA) and Sub-Saharan Africa Business

Contact: Cynthia Cronin-Kardon
Lippincott Library

COMPANIES COUNTRY AND INDUSTRY INFORMATION NEWS
FACTS AND STATISTICS CROSS-CULTURAL BUSINESS DICTIONARIES

MENA is made up of the Arab states of Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, the Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen -- plus the Islamic State of Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Pakistan, the West Bank and Gaza.

Sub-Saharan Africa refers to the 46 countries not in North Africa.

See also Lippincott Library Research Guides:
INTERNATIONAL STATISTICS | EIU (Economist Intelligence Unit) PUBLICATIONS LOCATOR

COMPANIES

AFRICA ASSETS. Deals, Private Equity.

BANKSCOPE. Detailed financials for more than 1700 Middle East and African banks.

CENTRAL BANK WEBSITES. Links to central bank websites listed by country.

COMPUSTAT GLOBAL and EMERGING MARKETS (WRDS) Daily (from 1995) or monthly (from 1975) stock data, updated annually.

  • Covers: Bahrain, Botswana, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mauritius , Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Tunisia, Zimbabwe.
  • Includes: Market Performance, Indicators, Market Capitalization, Monthly Value Traded, Local Stock Market Price Indexes.

DOW JONES FACTIVA.

  • Select: Companies/Markets for public company financial profiles and recent news. Monthly and weekly stock quotes for past 5 years. Daily quotes for past 2 years. Covers M/E companies traded in Bahrain, Beirut, Cairo, Casablanca, Karachi and Kuwait. Covers African stocks traded in Nairobi, Ghana, Johannesburg, and Zimbabwe.
  • Select: Companies/Markets --> Company for detailed company reports.
  • Select: Search --> Search Builder to view the "Top 500 Islamic Financial Institutions" published in The Banker (UK) Special Supplement (Annual, 2007 - current). Search on Source name AND Headline: sn=the banker and hd=top 500 islamic financial

GULFBASE. Cooperation Council of the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) countries. Stock exchange members' profiles, IPOS, and local business news. Covers Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar.

ISI EMERGING MARKETS. Company Profiles and Analysis. News, Industry, Financial Markets, Research, Macroeconomics.
Covers Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, UAE, MENA coutnries, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Sub- Saharan Other.

LEXISNEXIS ACADEMIC.

  • Select: Business --> Company Profiles to search in multiple global company databases, including WorldScope, Global Markets Direct, Hoover's and Int'l Directory of Advertisers.

ORBIS. Public and private company financials, ratios, peer reports, Datamonitor Industry Reports, M&A for nearly 42,000 African and Middle East companies.

COUNTRY AND INDUSTRY INFORMATION

AFRICA ECONOMIC OUTLOOK. Reviews the recent situation and predicts the short-term evolution of 47 African countries that account for 99% of the continent's economic output and 97% of its population. The Outlook is drawn from a country-by- country analysis based on a unique analytical design (Annual, 2001-current). OECD. Search on title. | Print: HD 9502 A2 W6694 (RS)

AFRICAN ECONOMIC RESEARCH CONSORTIUM. Information and research on problems pertinent to the management of economies in Sub-Saharan Africa.

AFRICA'S PULSE. An analysis of trends shaping Africa's economic future from the World Bank.

AFRICA RESEARCH BULLETIN: ECONOMIC, FINANCIAL, AND TECHNICAL SERIES. Bulletin service on Africa covering continental developments, policy and practice, communications and transport, commodities, industries and economic aid, with countries and regional entities listed alphabetically within each of these main sections.

ANIMA Investment Network. Foreign country and industry overviews for direct investment in the Mediterranean. Covers Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Palestinian Authority, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey.

ARAB FINANCE. Summaries of current industry and company research reports, along with MENA stock exchange indices.

ARAB MEDIA & SOCIETY. Market Research and Analysis.

ARAB STATES. United Nations Development Programme.

BUSINESS MONITOR INTERNATIONAL. Includes country, industry and economy analysis, risk, forecasts, deals. Drill down by country or industry.

CAPITAL MARKETS GUIDE: MIDDLE EAST Grant Thornton (UK Accountancy).

EIU COUNTRY COMMERCE | EIU COUNTRY FORECAST. Economist Intelligence Unit (Annual, 1996 - current). Lengthy reports on operating conditions, regulations, competition, pricing and more for Egypt, Iran, Israel, Kenya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and South Africa.

EUROMONEY E-journal with business and invement information on international cross-border capital markets.

INVESTOR'S GUIDE TO LIBERIA. Liberia National Investment Commission.

IRAQI NATIONAL INVESTMENT COMMISSION. Investment overview, industry sector analyses, province overviews.

  • Select: Resources --> Reference Materials.

MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA BUSINESS INFORMATION CENTER (MENABIC). U.S. government authored country commercial guides and industry reports.

NATIONAL US-ARAB CHAMBER of COMMERCE. Arab country profiles, Arab-U.S. trade data (by state or sector), and useful links to other Arab country information.

PRINCIPLES of SHARIA'H INVESTMENT. Overview of Islamic investment concepts.

PRIVATE EQUITY IN THE MIDDLE EAST. INSEAD and Booz & Co.

SOUTH AFRICA TRADE & INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT. Export / Import information. Industry Sectors, Economy, and links to provincial government sites.

SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY.

  • Select: Trade, Industry, Finance and Investment (TIFI). Includes country profiles. | sadc.int/tifi

TAPPING THE SUN: Solar Energy in the Middle East. AT Kearney research report examining MENA's potential as an alternative energy leader, with forecasts through 2040.

WEST AFRICA TRADE HUB.

  • Search on Country, Product or Industry. Links to other regional trade hubs.

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM Africa Competitiveness Report and Arab World Competitiveness Report.

NEWS

AFRICA MONITOR: NORTH AFRICA; SOUTHERN AFRICA MONITOR; WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA MONITOR. Publications with political and economic analyses with specific asset class forecasts for over 64 emerging markets globally (Monthly, 2002 - current).

ALJAZEERA. Global English language news channel, headquartered in the Middle East.

ALLAFRICA.COM Business and tech news.

AME INFO. Middle East Business, Industry & Financial News. Company Directory.

ARAB NEWS. Middle East's leading English language daily.

DAILY TIMES PAKISTAN. National and business news. Searchable by date (2002 - current).

DOW JONES FACTIVA.

  • Select: Search --> Search Builder to find news (1969 - current) on region code for Middle East (re=meastz) or Africa (re = africaz) or look up country codes.
  • Select: Search --> Search Builder to view newsletters from the Economist Intelligence Unit, Business Africa and Business Middle East. Search on source name [e.g. sn=business africa].
  • For additional assistance searching in Factiva, see DOW JONES FACTIVA DATABASE SEARCH AID

DUBAI CHRONICLE. Online only journal covering news and business with a regional point of view.

LEXIS-NEXIS ACADEMIC. Many regional periodicals, including Middle East Economic Digest, Al-Bawaba, MENA Business Reports, Kuwait Times, and Gulf News.

MENA FN Middle East / North Africa - Financial Network News

MIDDLE EAST MONITOR: East Med and MIDDLE EAST MONITOR: The Gulf Monthly, 2002 - current. Polical risk assessment and macroeconomic analysis of each country in the region.

TRADE ARABIA. Directories plus industry and trade news.

FACTS AND STATISTICS

AFRICA DEVELOPMENT BANK. African Statistical Yearbook.

AFRICA DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS. World Bank. Also in print at Van Pelt Reference Stacks: HC800.A1 A356.

BOND EXCHANGE SOUTH AFRICA. Regulations and statistics.

ISLAMIC DEVELOPMENT BANK. Publications -->Key Socio-Economic Statistics on IDB Member Countries.

RESEARCH ICT AFRICA. Information, Communications, Technology. Usage, access, and e-skills statistics for 20 countries.

SESRIC Statistical Economic and Social Research and Training Center for Islamic Countries. The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) (57 states spread over four continents) is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations.

  • Select: Statistics and Databases for Facts & Figures on OIC Member Countries (1998 - current), BASEIND (BAsic Social and Economic INDicators) Database for data on 25 socio-economic variables under 17 categories (1970 - 2006).
  • Select: Publications for the Statistical Yearbook, Journal of Economic Cooperation and Development(Quarterly, 1994 - current), and International Tourism in the OIC Countries Report.

TRUSTNET MIDDLE EAST. Middle East and North Africa, India. Prices, performance and key facts of the mutual fund and ETF market.

UN COMTRADE. UN Commodity Trade Statistics Database.

WORLD BANK: AFRICA Statistics, country briefs, business climate, projects, rules. Links to official country statistical offices.

WORLD BANK: MENA. Statistics, country briefs, business climate, projects, rules. Links to official country statistical offices.

CROSS-CULTURAL BUSINESS

DOING BUSINESS IN THE ARAB WORLD 2010. (World Bank). International Finance Corporation's comparison of regulation in 20 economies.

DOING BUSINESS IN THE MIDDLE EAST: POLITICS AND ECONOMIC CRISIS IN JORDAN AND KUWAIT. Pete W. Moore (2004). Lippincott Library: HC415.39.M66.

DOING BUSINESS WITH SAUDI ARABIA. ed. Anthony Shoult (1999). Lippincott Library: HF1584.7.D65.

DOING BUSINESS WITH THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. eds. Philip Dew and Anthony Shoult (2000). Lippincott Library: HF3766.Z5.D65.

THE ENVIRONMENT FOR WOMEN'S ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA. Nadereh Chamlou (2008). Lippincott Library: HD6072.6.M628 C48.

FDINET. Website promoting foreign direct investment in emerging markets. Includes Doing Business: MENA Profile (World Bank and IBRD) and Benchmarking FDI Competitiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa (United Nations), regional and country overviews, economic statistics, foreign direct investment and privatization information.

KISS, BOW, OR SHAKE HANDS: THE BESTSELLING GUIDE TO DOING BUSINESS IN MORE THAN 60 COUNTRIES. Terri Morrison and Wayne A. Conaway (2006). Lippincott Reference Desk: HF5389.M67.

KWINTESSENTIAL BUINESS CULTURE GUIDES. Etiquette and protocol guides for Egypt, Iran, South Africa, The Middle East, Turkey.

DICTIONARIES

ENGLISH-ARABIC DICTIONARY, FOR THE USE OF BOTH TRAVELLERS AND STUDENTS. Steinglass, Francis Joseph (1978). Van Pelt Library South Asia Reference: PJ6640.S7 1978.

THE ENGLISH-ARABIC DICTIONARY OF PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS TERMS. Saba and Co (1987). Lippincott Library Reference Stacks: HF1002.E583 1987.

FARSI-ENGLISH ENGLISH-FARSI DICTIONARY AND PHRASEBOOK. Awde, Nicholas (2006). Van Pelt Library: PK6379 .A88 2006.

FIRST ENGLISH-PERSIAN DICTIONARY OF BUSINESS, ACCOUNTING AND ECONOMICS. Malekzadeh, Cyrus (1985). Van Pelt Library: HF1002 .M338 1985.

HSBC GLOSSARY. Definitions of the most commonly used terms in Islamic banking.

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