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Mar 27, 2020

MergerFinancial institutions in the UAE could be forced to consolidate if the current Covid-19 crisis continues, ratings agency Fitch has warned.

Mar 27, 2020

Islamic_bankingThe total value of sukuk listed in Dubai has surpassed $67 billion following the registration of a $200 million Islamic bond on Nasdaq Dubai by the emirate of Sharjah.

Mar 27, 2020

public joint shares companyA new law issued by UAE president Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan has changed the Abu Dhabi Securities Market (ADX) into a public joint shares company.

Mar 20, 2020

CoronavirusAnalysts and rating agencies have reacted positively to a series of economic stimulus packages announced by Gulf states to offset the effect of the coronavirus.

Mar 20, 2020

RobotUAE-based portfolio manager Wealthface has launched a robo-advice indexing platform for passive investors in the Mena region.

Mar 20, 2020

InvestmentBahrain-based fund of funds Al Waha has reportedly made a “substantial” investment in a US-based venture capital (VC) firm Lumia Capital.

Mar 20, 2020

crude oilThe plan to launch an oil benchmark from the Middle East to rival the established crude oil benchmarks WTI and Brent has fallen victim to the coronavirus-fuelled volatility in the oil markets and is set to be delayed until later in the year.

Mar 13, 2020

CoronavirusFund managers in the Middle East continue to count the cost of the coronavirus as local stock markets and government bonds fall in value, following the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) decision to label the virus a pandemic and the subsequent travel bans issued by countries such as the US.

Mar 13, 2020

US_real_estateDubai-based alternative investment manager Rasmala has spent $61 million to buy a research and development centre in the US as its steps up its plans to build a US property portfolio.

Mar 06, 2020

Oriental_mosaicDubai-based Islamic investment manager Mashreq Capital has announced that its flagship sharia fund has reached $100 million in assets under management.

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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.