Dubai - Reuters:
Direct investment in the Middle East market is trying to put the days lust behind his back polarized senior international investors for the first time since that investors suffered heavy losses when the global financial crisis hit the region. While focused most attention on the Gulf Arab states, the stable, the Western investors are still seeking behind allowances risks in the nearby markets of them due to the unrest and violence in different parts of the Middle East.
The reluctant too many Gulf companies for allowing outside investors large the control is still value transactions that was a modest completion. Nevertheless, interest in doing direct investments in companies are increasingly investing in the stock markets in the region. The total value of direct investment funds announced in the Middle East and North Africa since the beginning of the year 1.975 billion, up from $ 1.23 billion in the full year 2013, according to data from the angle of a unit of Thomson Reuters. The funds cover the angle data, which invests more than 50 percent of its assets in the region and has representative offices there and, therefore, most of the major investors of international activities in the forefront of those numbers. Despite the great wealth of individuals and sovereign wealth funds, the huge direct investment in the Gulf is still in its infancy, accounting for a fraction of the strength of a global market of $ 3.5 trillion. Typically, much of the Gulf funds flowing out of the region with the direction of investors geographical diversification where often look to investments in local markets as a high-risk bets.So far, the direct investment activities are still below levels reached during the boom before the global financial crisis that broke out six years ago. Angle data showed that the money Astqtabtha direct investment funds in the Middle East rose from 3.91 billion dollars in 2006 to 8.36 billion dollars in 2008. But much of those funds to me fiasco that, largely due to the collapse of the real estate market and falling stock markets, which undermined confidence direct investment in the sector in the region for some time.
He said Paul Harter head of the law firm Gibson Danz Middle East for the activities of direct investment "before and during the crisis Almalah..hhdna chaos in the direct investment industry in this part of the world who now rationalization of the same." Continues many Gulf families invest their wealth but active Western-style direct investment companies dropped to a few companies. And exploit those remaining companies improve confidence in the overall economy to move to a new stage in the conclusion of transactions where to sell assets in their possession for a long time and used the sale proceeds in new investments.
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