Features by Reese Erlich
Posted In: turkey, syria, Bashar al-Assad
Overall, the Syrian conflict has been bad for business in the Turkish border city of Antakya -- though some businesses are booming.
Posted In: syria, turkey, refugees, Entrepreneurship
Some 70,000 refugees have fled the fighting in Syria and crossed over into Turkey. Even in the refugee camps, some are showing entrepreneurial flair.
Posted In: Libya
Libya has delayed its elections in June. The political instability is creating economic uncertainty.
Posted In: Tunisia, middle east, Arab Spring
More than a year after the revolt that toppled Tunisia’s ruler, Zine al Abidine Ben Ali, discontent is rising because of poverty and unemployment.
Posted In: syria
Rami Makhlouf is the owner the successful cell phone company Syriatel -- and cousin of President Bashar al-Assad. That relation has made the businessman and his company the target of Syrian protesters.
After seven months of upheaval, Syria's top businesses remain loyal to the government, but small business owners are split.
Despite continuing political uncertainty, Gaza's economy has improved and real estate prices are buoyant.
Egypt recently opened the Rafah Gate along its Gaza border to limited access, but Israel is continuing to restrict imports and exports.