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Marketing material 21 December 2020

Ruling Families product information

Our ruling families search combs our database to identify and verify whether an individual is connected to a ruler by blood line or by marriage.

Marketing material 21 December 2020

Compliance screening product information

Identify key stakeholders using and then check for sanctions, political exposure and adverse media.

Marketing material 14 December 2020

Diligencia company overview

Learn how we support our customers with specialist business intelligence and due diligence services based exclusively on primary sources in the Middle East and Africa.

News 03 December 2020

Diligencia wins Most Innovative Data Provider in this year's Data Management Insight Awards

Diligencia has won the Most Innovative Data Provider at the prestigious Data Management Insight Awards 2020 from A-Team Insight.

Research 03 December 2020

GCC SME Key Trends from

Working in collaboration with MEED, we were asked to utilise to highlight key trends amongst SMEs in the GCC Region for the Gulf Capital SME Awards 2020.

Blogs 01 December 2020

Pharmaceuticals in frontier markets: Part 3 - Sudan

In the third of a series of blogs looking at the pharmaceutical industry in four frontier markets, we focus on the main players involved in Sudan’s healthcare sector.

News 30 November 2020

Diligencia wins a Rising Star Award in the RiskTech100 2021 Report

Diligencia has been recognised as a Rising Star in the RiskTech100 2021 Report, the flagship report of Chartis Research.

Blogs 12 November 2020

Pharmaceuticals in frontier markets: Part 2 – Syria

There are signs that Syria's pharmaceutical industry is on the road to recovery. In the second of our series of blogs, we focus on Syria's pharmaceutical sector and how it is meeting local demand for healthcare.

Blogs 06 October 2020

Pharmaceuticals in frontier markets: Part 1 – Iran

Whilst the bulk of Iran’s economy is heavily affected by US sanctions, the pharmaceuticals sector is exempt. Read more about it and the opportunities it brings in our latest blog.

Blogs 24 August 2020

Is Covid-19 accelerating Cameroon's digital transformation?

Cameroon’s telecommunications sector has made significant advances in recent years Emmanuel Igbinoba looks at the country’s telecoms landscape, the key players and recent large-scale investments.

News 14 August 2020

Diligencia reaches the finals of the prestigious Lloyds Bank National Business Awards

Diligencia has been shortlisted for the Data Excellence Award for The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards 2020. The awards are open to organisations of all sizes and from all sectors across the UK and place particular emphasis on excellence, innovation and ethical business.

Blogs 29 July 2020

Mining - a cornerstone of the Togolese economy

Togo’s mining sector is attracting significant domestic and international investment. In the second of our blogs focusing on Togo, Emmanuel Igbinoba shares insight on some of the country’s major mining investments, from precious metals to minerals.

Blogs 22 July 2020

Cameroon's banking sector - weathering the storms of COVID-19 and low oil prices

Cameroon’s banking sector has in recent years been one of the main drivers of the country’s economy but the drop in oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic are now impacting growth. Emmanuel Igbinoba looks at the latest projections for the industry.

Blogs 13 July 2020

Unitel, Sonangol and Angola's privatisation programme - disconnected?

Angola - At the beginning of the year, the state oil and gas company Sonangol acquired a 25% stake in mobile phone operator Unitel bringing their total share up to 50%. In our blog, we take a closer look at what the recent purchase means for Unitel and its future.

Blogs 06 July 2020

Covid-19 and the coming of age of e-commerce in the MENA region

Retailers around the world are having to rapidly adapt to the way our shopping habits are changing. In our latest blog, we look at how retailers in the Middle East are introducing cashless payments, extending delivery options and moving increasingly online

Case studies 01 July 2020

Retrieving legal entity data and conducting due diligence on 750+ SMEs

A global bank approached Diligencia via one of our partners to help rapidly retrieve legal entity data on more than 750 SME account holders, combine that with customer due diligence (CDD) information already held by the client, and then design a risk ratings system based on the information gathered.

Blogs 09 June 2020

Togo's agricultural sector a magnet for overseas investors

Cash crops account for a significant percentage of Togo’s foreign exchange earnings and commercial farming contributions are increasingly vital to economic growth. In our latest blog we identify some of the key players and their investments benefiting Togo’s agrobusiness.

Blogs 03 June 2020

Effective collaboration - the UAE's response to the Covid-19 crisis

The UAE has been widely lauded for its response to the Covid-19 crisis. In our latest blog we take a closer look at how the state has harnessed its private healthcare sector to manage the crisis.

Case studies 01 June 2020

Mapping regional ownership structures for companies in the Middle East

A client was interested to understand the UBO structure and broader ownership connections of a large construction firm in Saudi Arabia.

Blogs 19 May 2020

LEIs and their value to regulatory compliance

“In the first four months of 2020 alone six new pieces of legislation have been enacted which directly involve or require the use of LEIs.” Read more from Patrick Lord on how businesses and regulatory authorities are placing increased emphasis on Legal Entity Identifiers.

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