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July 31, 2019| by: Patrick Lord

Boom or bust? What is really going on with Egypt’s economy?

“Egypt’s economy isn’t booming…it’s collapsing” says a former minister in Mohammed Morsi’s short-lived administration.

February 20, 2019| by: Patrick Lord

Source of wealth indicators in the Middle East & North Africa

One of the areas where compliance teams can struggle is to establish and verify the source of wealth of an individual. 

April 5, 2018| by: Patrick Lord

It's the sources, stupid

As some of you will have noticed, this year is Diligencia’s tenth anniversary and in Nouri’s post about the early days of the company he set out one of the guiding principles of how we compile our

January 19, 2018| by: Patrick Lord

The Saudi corruption purge in 5 charts and tables

Mohammed bin Salman’s crackdown on corruption briefly reappeared on the radar of international media outlets this week with the news that Prince Muteb bin Abdullah, previously head of the Saudi

January 19, 2018| by: Patrick Lord

2017 in review – Clarified By Diligencia (Part 1)

For a region used to turbulence and conflict, 2017 has been an eventful year for the Middle East by any measure. 

December 27, 2017| by: Patrick Lord

2017 in review – Clarified By Diligencia (Part 2)

In our last post we focused primarily on Saudi Arabia and the impact of its domestic and foreign policy agenda over the course of 2017.  We now turn our attention to another major regional power,

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  • Andreas Bjorklund
    Focus: Iran
    Role: Business Analyst
    Oxford,UK

    Andreas is an editor at Diligencia and has previously..

  • Aseel Saif
    Focus: Middle East
    Role: Business Analyst
    Oxford,UK

    Aseel, a master’s graduate of Middle East..

  • Asma El-Ayyadi
    Focus: Quality Assurance
    Role: Data Quality Manager
    Oxford, UK

    Asma is our gatekeeper on quality at..

  • Ben Hedger
    Focus: Customer Experience
    Role: Regional Head MENA
    Dubai,UAE

    Heading up the Diligencia office in..

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