E-commerce & Fintech: Darting through the downturn

Regional Views
E-commerce & Fintech: Darting through the downturn
  • We expect demand for e-commerce and fintech in MENA to remain above pre-pandemic levels once the emergency strictures are lifted, building on the boost they have received from the lockdown.

  • Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, both sectors were witnessing growth throughout the region. Now home isolation has accelerated expansion.

  • With a stronger presence, new fintech will also revolutionise MENA's e-commerce.

Florence Eid-Oakden, Ph.D, Chief Economist

Charlene Rahall, Senior Analyst

Rama Hojeij, Analyst

The Regional Views series are thematic papers aimed at identifying and analysing factors behind medium to long-term economic trends shaping the region. Our analysis draws conclusions that help businesses and investors get ahead of the curve. As a firm staffed by Middle Easterners, we focus on insight rather than standard analysis.

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