REGULATION

Oct 07, 2015

Philip DowsettThe Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a free zone with a standalone legal structure founded upon the laws of England and Wales, has attracted many banks, financial institutions and law firms, thanks to

Aug 11, 2015

Abu Dhabi2The UAE's newest financial free zone, the Abu Dhabi Global Market, is preparing to woo potential tenant companies and has already met with asset managers

Jun 25, 2015

AfricaIn a new series in conjunction with Investec Asset Management, Funds Global MENA looks at the opportunities affecting fund distributors around the world.

Jun 25, 2015

Our panel discuss Saudi Arabia, the costs of launching Ucits funds and how to fix negligent corporate governance. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.

Jun 25, 2015

Our panel discuss Saudi Arabia, the costs of launching Ucits funds and how to fix negligent corporate governance. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.

Jun 25, 2015

Arindam DasAt the Middle East Securities Forum in March, Arindam Das of HSBC gave a checklist of reforms he says are needed for the region’s capital markets. George Mitton finds out more.

Jun 25, 2015

Vanessa-AbernethyRegional corporate governance regulation has improved considerably in the past decade, with some MENA jurisdictions now having international best practice regulations and others having embodied only the most important concepts from developed markets into their regulations.

Jun 25, 2015

PrivateIn the wake of high-profile scandals in the Middle East’s private banking networks, we asked key individuals about what clients need from the sector.

Jun 25, 2015

Zawya logoWeak oil prices weighed on the main Gulf stock markets during the first quarter of the year, but Egypt’s market rallied after a conference pledged tens of billions of dollars of investment for the country.

May 19, 2015

TaxThe Egyptian government's decision to suspend a capital gains tax for two years has been welcomed as a sign the country will be friendly to investors in coming months.

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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.