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Blogs 13 November 2018

Sub Saharan Africa | 2017 Best Performing Companies

In anticipation of what 2018 will prove in the battle of the brands, we take a look at the best performers in 2017.

Blogs 12 November 2018

Sub Saharan Africa | What are the fastest growing e-commerce start-ups?

These 9 startups are making major strides in SSA; continuing to experience growth and success despite the odds stacked against them.

Blogs 25 October 2018

Sub Saharan Africa: Most Valuable Brands 2017

Here is the first of a series of rankings we thought you would find interesting: Most Valuable Brands in 2017.

Blogs 17 October 2018

“The sun rush” – Off-grid solar power companies in East and West Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the sunniest places in the world and solar power start-ups are increasingly taking advantage of the energy resource.

Blogs 13 October 2018

Out of currency devaluation comes….transparency?

Whilst the Iranian rial (IRR) has been hammered over recent weeks following the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal, the Iranian government has tried to reassure the public that it has no shortage of foreign currency.

Blogs 08 October 2018

Nigerian-Lebanese: West Africa’s Most Successful Diaspora

The Lebanese diaspora dominates diverse sectors of the Nigerian economy from hospitality to real estate as well as construction and manufacturing.

Blogs 27 June 2018

To be a (business) woman in Saudi Arabia

We use our own proprietary data to look at Saudi female individuals holding either a board seat or a significant share within companies.

Blogs 05 June 2018

A tough road ahead for European companies in Iran

With European companies scrambling to adjust to America’s unilateral withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, some major businesses have already declared that they are ready to exit Iran if they do not secure sanctions waivers from the US.

Blogs 29 May 2018

The case for consolidation within the UAE

Scale. Efficiencies. Strategic fit…some of the reasons often given for a merger, JV or other form of strategic partnership between companies.

Blogs 05 April 2018

It's the sources, stupid

We now include the sources of all our information (in English and local language) next to the respective data fields on ClarifiedBy.com.

Blogs 28 March 2018

Diligencia 10 years on – Part 2

Nouri Bakkali shares his highlights of the last 10 years.

Blogs 26 March 2018

Diligencia 10 years on – Part 1

Nouri Bakkali looks back over the early days of Diligencia.

Blogs 07 March 2018

Blockchain and compliance

Everybody’s talking about blockchain. It’s the latest thing, and everyone wants a part of it – so much so that a company only needs to mention blockchain and its value immediately soars.

Blogs 19 January 2018

The Saudi corruption purge in 5 charts and tables

Using data from our proprietary online platform ClarifiedBy.com, we have generated five tables and charts which shine a light on the corporate profiles and connections of the highest profile detainees.

Blogs 16 November 2017

Sporting passions in MENA – Motorsport

We explore the links between the world of international sport and the MENA region.

News 21 September 2017

Announcing the launch of ClarifiedBy.com

I am delighted to announce the launch of www.ClarifiedBy.com – a new online portal bringing our community access to Diligencia’s accurate and reliable company information for the Middle East & North Africa region.

Blogs 11 September 2017

Private family offices: the role of the investment committee

For those looking to engage with family offices, prior research into the composition of the investment committee, the backgrounds of the various personalities involved, along with their collective investment preferences and strategy, is vital.

News 29 August 2017

Diligencia’s ClarifiedBy.com partners with Arachnys

We are pleased to announce that ClarifiedBy.com’s proprietary MENA company information is now available to Arachnys customers via its Investigator and D3 platforms.

Blogs 24 August 2017

The Independent’s Saudi investor

Sultan Mohamed Abuljadayel has acquired 30 per cent of Independent Digital News and Media, owner of the Independent digital newspaper.

News 07 August 2017

Announcement of our partnership with LexisNexis

We are delighted to announce that Diligencia has entered into a content agreement with LexisNexis, a leading provider of content and technology solutions.

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