Welcome to the December edition of MEA Markets Magazine, which features all the latest news, deals and developments across Middle East and Africa.

The digital age is continuing to grow across the MEA region. The Middle East is undergoing a transformation with the economic future looking very bright. By 2025, the Middle East is estimated to have 160 million potential digital users that will largely contribute to rapid economic growth whilst Siemens has announced it wishes to strengthen its position as a digital company by achieving double-digit growth in software.

Ibrahim Sagna, Head of Financial Advisory at Africa Finance Corporation speaks to us about investment in the region. An increased appetite for infrastructure and real estate investment has seen the rise of Permanent Capital Vehicle’s.

Elsewhere, we round up the latest news in the region, and look at the latest deals including SDL signing an agreement with flydubai; SDL Web will support the way its customers consume information.

We hope you enjoy this issue.

Matt Lewis, Editor
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