investment strategy

Dec 06, 2019

Saudi stock exchange, TadawulThe Saudi stock exchange, or Tadawul, has announced a series of rule changes designed to make its indices perform in a more balanced way.

Nov 29, 2019

Abu_DhabiSwiss private bank, Mirabaud, has launched a new subsidiary in Abu Dhabi.

Nov 29, 2019

IPOThe Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) has reportedly met with executives from Saudi Aramco to discuss a potential $25 billion investment in the Saudi oil energy company’s upcoming initial public offering (IPO).

Nov 29, 2019

Turkish_lirasAn expanded swap agreement between Qatar and Turkey is expected to boost the latter’s currency reserves by as much $2 billion.

Nov 22, 2019

China_computer_chipBahraini bank Al Salam has teamed up with China’s MSA capital to launch a new venture capital fund centered on China’s technology market.

Nov 22, 2019

Noor_Bank_branchNoor Bank, a sharia-compliant institution based in Dubai has raised $176 million for the Rasmala Long Income Fund.

Nov 22, 2019

Islamic_financeAssets in the Islamic Finance industry topped $2.5 trillion last year according to a recently released report.

Nov 22, 2019

Young_arab_menLarge family businesses in the Mena region are set to be a target for fund managers, with the next generation set to inherit more than $500 billion of family wealth over the next decade.

Nov 15, 2019

Egyptian_poundsThe Central Bank of Egypt has issued $2 billion worth of dollar-denominated Eurobonds in a bid to capitalise on investor appetite for higher yielding bonds and to help spread the country’s current debt burden.

Nov 15, 2019

Oil_pumpsAbu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) and a number of international energy traders have teamed up with the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) to develop the world’s first Murban crude oil futures contracts.

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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

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.

MENA ROUNDTABLE: ‘The story is about reforms’

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.