Summer 2013

Tornado towerThe country is set to spend billions on foreign aid, hotels and build-out for the World Cup. Orlando Crowcroft asks if Qatar can afford it.

KaraouineDespite controlling billions of dollars of assets, Islamic endowments have not yet become clients of the asset management world. George Mitton finds out if this will change.

IndicesFunds Global profiles the seven stock exchanges in the Mena region that are members of the World Federation of Exchanges

Tunisian flagGood equity performance may mask deep political problems in Egypt, while tensions remain in Tunisia. Orlando Crowcroft reports.

Omanian flagOman is trying to improve conditions for local people by imposing minimum wages and workforce quotas, while dealing with dwindling energy resources. George Mitton reports

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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.