investment strategy

Mar 16, 2018

Doha_QatarQatar’s economy is likely to withstand the economic impasse imposed by a Saudi-led alliance of neighbouring states, according to a report from Japanese banking group Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG).

Mar 16, 2018

RetirementBahrain-based alternative investment manager Investcorp is launching a $100 million fund for Omani pension funds.

Mar 16, 2018

IPOThe world’s biggest ever flotation is expected to be postponed until 2019, according to reports.

Mar 16, 2018

ApprovedThe Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) has awarded investment licences to 10 UK companies which will enable them to set up operations in the kingdom.

Mar 09, 2018

Cairo_pyramidsThe Egyptian government is considering establishing a sovereign wealth fund to manage state companies that are due to float on the national stock exchange.

Mar 09, 2018

Virtual_reality_headsetSaudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund has reportedly invested $461 million in a controversial artificial reality start-up.

Mar 09, 2018

Dubai International Finance CentreDubai’s financial hub, the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC), has reported a 25% increase in net profit for 2017, from $79 million to $99 million.

Mar 09, 2018

Moody's_websiteRating agency Moody’s has outlined the reasons behind a recent upgrade to Morocco’s credit profile by pointing to value-added exports and fiscal improvements.

Mar 09, 2018

ManamaMore than 400 delegates gathered in Bahrain to attend a financial technology forum hosted by Bahrain-based Bank ABC and Arab Financial Services and sponsored by the Central Bank of Bahrain.

Mar 02, 2018

Bonds_newspaperThe UAE’s largest bank, First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), has issued a $650 million, five-year sukuk. The final price was registered as 95 basis points above midswaps, stated the bank.

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Executive Interviews

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

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

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

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.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: A natural interest in the topic

Since 2016, Guillermo Ortiz has been a chairman of Latin America’s BTG Pactual. The former central banker of Mexico talks to Nick Fitzpatrick.

Roundtables

Middle East Investor Roundtable 2020: Dimensions of diversification

Investors in the Middle East consider the tools that will be needed to navigate the Covid-19 crisis, the continued appetite for dividend and why it’s all about tech. Chaired by Romil Patel.

South Africa asset management roundtable: Global rebound on ice

Experts discuss the investment implications of the coronavirus pandemic, a delayed rebound in global growth and dealing with South Africa’s energy issues head on. Chaired by Romil Patel in Cape Town.

South African roundtable: Taking the bull by the horns

Our panel discusses Chinese investment in Africa, financial institutions’ contribution to economic sustainability and regulatory concerns. Chaired by Romil Patel in Cape Town.

ROUNDTABLE: Hooked to the global caravan

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.