investment strategy

Jul 12, 2019

Cairo_pyramidsHSBC Securities Services has extended its onshore issuer services business to the UAE and Egypt.

Jul 12, 2019

Sustainable investingDubai is attempting to forge a niche as the region’s leading financial hub for ESG investment through a newly convened, government-backed initiative.

Jul 12, 2019

Islamic_bankingAbu Dhabi-based Islamic finance firm ADCorp is working with US active asset manager Sands Capital to develop a sharia-compliant portfolio of funds for its investor base.

Jul 05, 2019

Solar_farmThe UAE has followed Saudi Arabia in allowing 100% foreign ownership of companies in certain sectors.

Jul 05, 2019

Abu_DhabiInvest Abu Dhabi has launched a new asset management business which will focus on the Mena equities market.

Jul 05, 2019

REITENBD Reit, the real estate investment trust managed by Emirates NBD Asset Management, has secured a sharia-compliant financing facility with Mashreq Bank worth $177 million over 12 years.

Jul 05, 2019

Real_estate_fundTwo real estate funds are reportedly in talks with Kuwait’s Capital Markets Authority (CMA) to be listed on the country’s stock exchange, Boursa Kuwait.

Jul 05, 2019

Islamic_financeA leading figure in the Islamic finance market has called for a greater effort to counter the absence of third-party guarantees in sharia-compliant financing transactions.

Jun 28, 2019

Emerging_marketsKuwait is set to follow in the footsteps of Saudi Arabia after index provider MSCI announced it would upgrade Kuwait’s stocks to emerging market status.

Jun 28, 2019

Merging_blocksThe reverse takeover of Dubai-based Shuaa Capital by Abu Dhabi Financial Group (ADFG) has been agreed after the former’s board gave its approval.

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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.