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A focus on the Middle East & Africa


Ernst & Young opens cybersecurity threat center in Oman

Global financial advisory services firm Ernst & Young (EY) has opened a new cyber security operations center in Oman in response to increased demand from companies to manage digital security, the company has announced.

Deloitte expands Middle East VAT advisory team

Deloitte has announced the expansion of its senior indirect tax and value added tax (VAT) advisory team in the Middle East with the appointment of new partners and directors, and transfer of VAT experts from its global network to the region.

Mercer launches francophone Africa hub in Morocco

Mercer announced an expanded footprint as part of an important initiative to strengthen service to the Francophone region of Africa. Through its new Casablanca Financial City hub in Morocco, Mercer will bolster its Health business and further penetrate the African market with Wealth and Career solutions.

KPMG Kuwait to accept Bitcoin Payment New technology for new generation

KPMG Kuwait has accepted its first engagement in bitcoins. ‘’, the cryptocurrency enabled customer, is a Kuwaiti online bitcoin trading platform and is typical of the new generation of creative local business enterprises that are making use of new technology to differentiate themselves in the market.

OCP Group and IBM to accelerate digital transformation in African companies

The Moroccan chemicals company, OCP Group, and American computing manufacturer, IBM, announced their joint venture on 7 December. The partnership aims to provide digital and IT services in sectors across Africa, ranging from agriculture to industry.

Roland Berger firm to check Cameroon’s readiness for AFCON 2019

The firm was selected by the Confederation of African Football, CAF, executive committee after bidding process. The decision equally states that the firm has been entrusted with the task of conducting an audit of the CAF Centers of Excellence in Cameroon, Senegal and Ethiopia.

Boursa Kuwait ties up with global firm Oliver Wyman

Boursa Kuwait, has successfully hosted its first Market Maker Workshop in collaboration with global management consulting firm, Oliver Wyman. The Market Maker Workshop provided an overview of different working models for setting up a market maker scheme to attract potential firms.

KPMG Qatar workshop on International Financial Reporting Standards

Qatar’s banks and other financial institutions will be implementing changes to the way that they account for loan losses and recognize revenue. To help businesses understand how the new standards will affect them, KPMG in Qatar, ran a workshop on 29 November 2017 in Doha.

McKinsey - Digital Reinvention: Unlocking the ‘how’

The report, written by Partners at McKinsey, highlights their latest insights on how companies can carry out successful digital reinventions by committing to next-generation operating models. Access full report.

Deloitte - Tech Trends 2018: The symphonic enterprise

How can CIOs most effectively incorporate today's disruptive technologies? They should aim to see these forces as complementary, working in harmony. Explore eight key trends CIOs should understand to help shape their organizations.

Digitalization to Spur African Growth

Africa is undoubtedly benefiting from digitalization but where does it stand in the digitalized world and what tools should be leveraged to make the changes and the future positive impact possible?

Solar powered oil recovery: a model for the future?

The Omani government together with Shell and Total invested $600 million in the construction of the Miraah solar power plant, a 1,021 MW solar-thermal facility that could provide 5 percent of the country’s population with electricity.


Infomineo is a data and research service provider, that specializes in Africa and the Middle East, dedicated to supporting global companies in getting access to information that powers their investment decisions in the region. Through a direct presence in key markets such as the UAE, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt and Morocco, Infomineo provides a quick access to market data on key questions such as: market and product prioritization, partner identification, commercial due diligence, route to market, supply chain mapping and competitive analysis among others. Along with conducting custom research for clients, Infomineo also delivers an Expert Network service, an Executive Search service, and a Business Translation service. 

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