Trading

Jan 09, 2013

Kevin-BirkettThe head of financial services at the Dubai International Financial Centre Authority tells George Mitton about plans to attract twice as many companies and employees.

Jan 09, 2013

Kevin-BirkettThe head of financial services at the Dubai International Financial Centre Authority tells George Mitton about plans to attract twice as many companies and employees.

Jan 09, 2013

GatesThe custody market in the Mena region is seen to be dominated by four firms: HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Citi and Standard Chartered. Barney Hatt talks to the key players about recent changes in the custody landscape.

Jan 09, 2013

SunsetAfter the economy was battered by the financial crisis and the Arab Spring, 2012 was supposed to herald a recovery in initial public offerings in the Middle East and North Africa. Nadine Sharrouf of Zawya says not all expectations were met.

Jan 09, 2013

MapCould Lebanon be set for an oil and gas boom? What is the best way to invest in infrastructure? These questions and more are answered in our economics panel. Edited by Gerorge Mitton.

Nov 14, 2012

qatarQatar has dreams of becoming a financial hub and has money to spend, but not everything it needs can be bought, finds George Mitton.

 

Nov 14, 2012

Shahzad-ShahbazThe chief executive at QInvest talks to George Mitton about a joint venture with EFG-Hermes that could create the region’s biggest investment bank.

Nov 14, 2012

Shahzad-ShahbazThe chief executive at QInvest talks to George Mitton about a joint venture with EFG-Hermes that could create the region’s biggest investment bank.

Nov 14, 2012

FabricsThe Arab world and China share a history of commerce and have compatible attitudes to business. George Mitton asks if these regions are rediscovering an old friendship.

Jul 02, 2012

Michel-ChikhaniBlominvest is trying to build a funds business in Lebanon, a nation where the appetite for funds is low. The firm’s head of asset management tells George Mitton how its growth plans rely on neighbouring states.

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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.