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Mar 22, 2019

Emerging_marketsSaudi Arabia’s stock exchange is readying itself for a sizeable investment boost in light of the inclusion of Saudi stocks on two of the world’s leading emerging market indices.

Mar 22, 2019

Bahrain-BourseBahrain-based investment company Ithmaar Holding is to get a capital boost of $300 million later this year.

Mar 22, 2019

Fitch_Ratings_buildingEgypt has been given a ratings boost by Fitch in light of its progress in implementing economic and fiscal reforms.

Mar 15, 2019

Mutual_fundsThe three main regulators of mutual funds in the UAE have joined together to launch a fund passport scheme designed to boost the country’s funds industry.

Mar 15, 2019

StartupThe Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has launched a $10 million fund focused on local fintech start-ups.

Mar 08, 2019

DFSADubai’s financial services watchdog is considering new regulations to avoid a repeat of the events which led to the collapse of private equity group, Abraaj.

Mar 08, 2019

CryptocurrenciesMidChains, a blockchain-based financial exchange, is set to be the first crypto trading venue to open under the Abu Dhabi Global Market’s (ADGM’s) newly established crypto assets regulatory framework.

Mar 08, 2019

ETFsInvesco’s MSCI Saudi Arabia UCITS ETF has become the largest exchange traded fund offering exposure to the region after raising $315 million in the eight months since its launch in June 2018.

Mar 08, 2019

Money_launderingThe European Union’s 28 member states have rejected a proposal to add Saudi Arabia to a blacklist of countries suspected of lax controls on money laundering and terrorist financing.

Mar 08, 2019

FintechThe UK and Turkey have launched a joint initiative to create wider access to Islamic finance through financial technology.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘Financing is the blood of Iran’s economy’

Jan 04, 2019

Amid a fresh wave of American sanctions, Romil Patel spoke to Meysam Hamedi, director of financial markets and instruments at Iran’s Securities & Exchange Organization (SEO).

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...

Roundtables

ROUNDTABLE: Hooked to the global caravan

Jan 04, 2019

With the MENA region at a tipping point, our panellists talk about economic diversification, the impact of regulation and the delayed Saudi Aramco listing. Chaired by Romil Patel in Dubai.

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.