Monday 12, November 2012 by Isla MacFarlane

MENA's wealthy remain optimistic in the face of adversity

Ninety one per cent of Middle East high net worth individuals (HNWIs) agree that viewing failure positively is essential for an economy to grow, in comparison to 74 per cent globally. Compared to those in Western economies, respondents from the MENA region tend to have a more positive view of setbacks, show greater persistence and better see the benefits of overcoming adversity, according to the latest report in the Barclays Wealth Insights series.