Trading

Aug 11, 2015

SukukGulf sovereigns may increase their issuance of sukuk, Islamic bonds, in the second half of the year to offset deficits caused by the low oil price and to pay for stimulatory spending.

Jun 25, 2015

Oil pipesSaudi Arabia is letting foreigners into its stock market, but don’t expect an explosion of new capital. The inflows will build slowly, writes George Mitton.

Jun 25, 2015

Aref-KarimAref Karim spent 13 years at Abu Dhabi’s main sovereign wealth fund, during which time he set up its alternatives portfolio. He tells George Mitton about those times.

Jun 25, 2015

Aref-KarimAref Karim spent 13 years at Abu Dhabi’s main sovereign wealth fund, during which time he set up its alternatives portfolio. He tells George Mitton about those times.

Jun 25, 2015

Kuwait flagPolitical wrangling has hindered Kuwait’s development plans, but some say progress is coming. George Mitton reports.

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

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 16, 2015

Arrow down1The index of the Saudi Arabian stock exchange, the Tadawul, has fallen by nearly 1% on the first day foreigner investors were allowed to trade.

Jun 09, 2015

VotingFund managers investing in Turkey braced for further volatility in the wake of an election that lost president Recep Erdogan's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) its parliamentary majority.

May 12, 2015

Handshake 3A deal to collaborate and share information between the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Dubai hints at greater ties between the two exchanges.

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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.