With more than 25 years of experience of providing business intelligence, YAQUT’s founders operate a vast network of correspondents in the Middle East and North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and other emerging markets.

YAQUT assists businesses in their decision-making and risk management, discreetly channelling high-quality, timely operational intelligence, crafted to meet the needs of each client: “bespoke” business intelligence.


Straddling cultures and ranging across borders, the encyclopaedist, geographer and merchant Yaqut Al-Rumi symbolises our approach. An Arabic-speaker of Byzantine Greek heritage, born in Asia Minor towards the end of the 12th century, his travels in pursuit of both trade and wisdom took him from his native Syria to Iraq, the Gulf, Persia and Central Asia and Egypt, lands whose history, literature and societies he painstakingly documented.