Trading

Jan 03, 2020

The Kuwait Stock Exchange has ended 2019 as the top performer among Mena’s exchange indices finishing the year up more than 32.4%.

Jan 03, 2020

Turkey’s sovereign wealth fund has increased its stake in the country’s main stock exchange to more than 90% after acquiring the 10% share formerly held by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Nov 29, 2019

Arabic_traderThe Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) has approved the introduction of short-term trading in a bid to encourage greater capital markets activity and attract more investors.

Aug 15, 2019

Abu Dhabi-based sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Investments has reportedly invested more than $1 million in a cryptocurrency exchange.

May 03, 2019

Saudi_Arabian_stocksThe Saudi Stock Exchange, or Tadawul, is to reduce its trading fees in order to encourage more secondary trading of debt and greater involvement from retail and institutional investors.

Feb 01, 2019

Tadawul, the Saudi stock exchange, and index provider MSCI have teamed up to launch the MSCI Tadawul 30, a tradeable index designed to provide investors with a benchmark for the largest and most liquid stocks in the kingdom.

Aug 03, 2018

NasdaqNasdaq Dubai has released the names of the 12 Saudi companies that will form its new equity futures to be launched in September.

Jul 13, 2018

Islamic_dealThe Dubai Financial Market (DFM) has settled its first repurchase (repo) transactions.

Jun 22, 2018

ETF_blocksInvesco has launched what it claims is the first exchange-traded fund (ETF) in Europe to offer passive exposure to Saudi Arabia.

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.

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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.