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Who Is Holding Up 3G?

On May 28 2013, Agence Ecofin reported that the delay on tenders for 3G licences in Algeria is due to incumbent broadband provider Algérie Télécom's fear of competition....

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Islamic Banking: Growth To Slow?

The first quarter of 2013 has proven to be a busy year for global sukuk markets, with near-record low yields continuing to encourage sovereigns, corporates and banks to increasingly rely on Islamic...

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Banking Sector Reforms Unlikely

Libya's General National Congress passed in January a law banning interest on financial transactions. If the law comes into effect, banks will no longer be allowed to pay interest to, or receive...

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Cinnabon Showing The Way

While Tripoli might not be the obvious market for an American bakery chain seeking strong growth, the success of Cinnabon in Libya demonstrates that companies can enter high-risk markets and do...

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