investment strategy

Jul 27, 2018

Standard_and_PoorsThe majority of S&P and Dow Jones sharia-compliant benchmarks produced a better performance than conventional indices in the second quarter.

Jul 27, 2018

Novotel_Hotel_CasablancaKatara Hospitality, the hotels division of sovereign wealth fund the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), has teamed up with France-based AccorHotels to launch a $1 billion investment fund to develop hotels in sub-Saharan Africa.

Jul 27, 2018

Arabic_coinsSaudi Arabia’s ministry of finance has issued $925 million of Islamic bonds through a new primary dealer scheme designed to boost investor appetite for the asset class.

Jul 27, 2018

BiddingAgility, a Kuwait-based logistics firm, has joined the race to acquire the investment management business of beleaguered buy-out firm Abraaj Group.

Jul 27, 2018

Peer-to-peer_lendingFinancial watchdog Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has published a draft paper outlining a regulatory framework for private financing platforms (PFPs).

Jul 20, 2018

Dubai_marinaUAE-based conglomerate Palmon Group has launched what it claims is Dubai’s first private commercial real estate investment trust (REIT).

Jul 20, 2018

Moody's_websiteRating agency Moody’s has upgraded Qatar’s long-term issuer ratings from negative to stable.

Jul 20, 2018

MUFG_Bank_branchJapan’s MUFG Bank has announced plans to open a bank branch in Riyadh.

Jul 20, 2018

Dubai_real_estateInvestors in the UAE’s property market have been boosted by the news that Fidu Properties, a Chinese property developer, aims to invest $1.36 billion in UAE real estate over the next three years.

Jul 20, 2018

Oil_refineryThe Public Investment Fund (PIF), a Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth vehicle, is in preliminary talks to sell part of its stake in Saudi petrochemical firm Sabic to state-owned oil company Saudi Aramco.

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Executive Interviews

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...

INTERVIEW: Protecting the investment

Nov 23, 2017

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.

Roundtables

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.

SOUTH AFRICA ROUNDTABLE: Airline syndrome

Jun 13, 2018

Our panellists tell us that instead of launching competing national projects, African countries should work together for the sake of a bigger capital market. Chaired by George Mitton in Cape Town.