CFOs in the Middle East are more optimistic about the economy than the global average, according to EY's latest Capital Confidence Barometer. Mohammad Raza of EY summarises the key findings for the Middle East and North Africa region.
Sebastian Vos of Finsbury International Policy & Regulatory Advisers considers, what appears to be, a stricter approach by the European Commission (EC) and how companies can anticipate regulatory difficulty. Interview by Evelina Kurgonaite of PaRR.
Victor Xercavins, partner at Cuatrecasas, Goncalves Pereira talks about how Spain’s rapidly improving economy is providing strong support for the deal pipeline; and how real estate deals around tourism and non-performing loans (NPLs) sales have helped M&A volumes.
The elimination of macroeconomic risk related to Spain has helped drive renewed interest from investors. Labour reforms by the Spanish government has helped improve competitiveness of domestic companies, according to Eduard Saura of Accuracy.