Investors on Egypt's Stock Exchange appeared unfazed by violence across the country over the weekend, with the benchmark EGX30 index easing only 0.7 percent in Sunday trade.
The Arab Spring has made the Middle East and Africa less attractive to certain investors, but there is still plenty on offer in the battle for capital, panelists said during a CNBC debate at the World Economic Forum in Jordan.
Tens of Thousands of protesters rallied in Egypt's iconic Tahrir Square and elsewhere across the nation on Sunday, calling for President Mohamed Mursi to step down after completing a mere year of his term.
The chief executive of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), the largest petrochemical group in the world by market value, has told CNBC the gravest risk to future profitability was not slowing economic growth in China or Europe, but overcoming a shortage of talent.
Standard Chartered remains committed to expanding its presence in Africa, the firm's executive director told CNBC.