Autumn 2012

qatarQatar has dreams of becoming a financial hub and has money to spend, but not everything it needs can be bought, finds George Mitton.

 

The Gate QatarAsset managers operating in the United Arab Emirates are digesting new rules for the country’s funds industry, which some see as a blow to the Dubai International Financial Centre. George Mitton reports.

Shahzad-ShahbazThe chief executive at QInvest talks to George Mitton about a joint venture with EFG-Hermes that could create the region’s biggest investment bank.

FabricsThe Arab world and China share a history of commerce and have compatible attitudes to business. George Mitton asks if these regions are rediscovering an old friendship.

Key players in Qatar’s small asset management sector discuss the challenges of building a business in a wealthy country whose financial infrastructure is developing. Chaired by George Mitton.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Totally mega

Jun 13, 2018

In 2016, global consulting firm PWC forecast the emergence of five global ‘megatrends’ in the next two decades. Stephen Anderson, its Middle East clients and markets leader, talks about their...

INTERVIEW: Protecting the investment

Nov 23, 2017

Rasmala’s trade finance fund recently passed $100 million in assets. Doug Bitcon, head of credit strategies, explains why he has to be hands-on.

Roundtables

MENA ROUNDTABLE: ‘The story is about reforms’

Jun 13, 2018

Our cross-industry panel discuss the positive backdrop in Egypt, the Dana Gas controversy and the potential index upgrades of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.

SOUTH AFRICA ROUNDTABLE: Airline syndrome

Jun 13, 2018

Our panellists tell us that instead of launching competing national projects, African countries should work together for the sake of a bigger capital market. Chaired by George Mitton in Cape Town.