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Jan 24, 2020

Geopolitical_risksOngoing geopolitical tension, a drop in oil production and falling foreign direct investment (FDI) will all contribute to a slowdown in growth in the Middle East region, according to the latest forecast from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Jan 24, 2020

CoalThe Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is looking to limit its investments in fossil fuels as part of a plan to move into greener assets.

Jan 24, 2020

Gulf_Cooperation_CouncilThe Gulf Investment Fund (GIF), an exchange listed fund focused on equity investments in the GCC, has posted a 2.4% increase in net asset value (NAV) for the last quarter of 2019 which falls  below the 4.4% gain made by the S&P GCC index.

Jan 24, 2020

Start-upThe Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) has allocated $16.3 million to invest in a new batch of startups that have applied to its Ventures Fund.

Jan 24, 2020

Islamic_bankingBahrain sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat has seen strong demand for its recently issued sukuk having received orders in excess of $4 billion for a $500 million Islamic bond.

Jan 17, 2020

Sustainable_investingAbu Dhabi Future Energy company (Masdar) has launched what it claims is the first ‘green’ real estate investment trust (REIT) in the UAE.

Jan 17, 2020

Indian_affordable_housingBahrain-based alternative investment firm Investcorp has raised $130 million for an affordable housing fund in India.

Jan 17, 2020

Egyptian_statuesThe newly established sovereign wealth fund (SWF) in Egypt has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with an Egyptian construction firm to jointly invest in infrastructure, water and renewable energy projects in Egypt.

Jan 17, 2020

SearchAlmost a quarter (23%) of Middle East wealth management clients plan to change their providers over the next three years, according to a survey from EY.

Jan 17, 2020

Fertility_treatmentAbu Dhabi-based buy-out company Gulf Capital is set to make it second biggest private equity investment after splashing out more than $100 million to acquire a fertility treatment provider.

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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.