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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.

Marketing material 30 September 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.

Marketing material 30 September 2020

ClarifiedBy.com product information

Find out about ClarifiedBy.com and the legal entity data available to help clients understand the corporate interests of companies and shareholders across jurisdictions in the Middle East & Africa.

Marketing material 30 September 2020

Diligencia company overview (in Chinese/Mandarin)

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.

Marketing material 30 September 2020

ClarifiedBy.com product information (in Chinese/Mandarin)

Find out about ClarifiedBy.com and the legal entity data available to help clients understand the corporate interests of companies and shareholders across jurisdictions in the Middle East & Africa.

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.

Marketing material 30 June 2020

Africa coverage and team information

In 2018 we harnessed our expertise and knowledge to develop our sub-Saharan Africa business. Since then we have gone from strength to strength, providing clarity and enabling business growth across the many African countries we serve.

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.

Blogs 04 May 2020

Ultimate beneficial ownership in the UAE

The FATF recently published its assessment of the UAE’s efforts to implement AML and CTF measures, and identify UBO transparency as a major concern. James Redfern expands on these concerns and highlights why UBO information is critical for combating money laundering and terrorist financing.

Case studies 01 May 2020

Market research into historic corporate ownership in Algeria

A client was undertaking investigative research relating to a dispute with a company registered in Algeria and was looking to establish a formal connection between the company and a former shareholder.

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