Trading

Oct 07, 2015

The GulfThe UAE markets lagged behind Saudi Arabia in the first half of the year, while stock indices for Egypt, Bahrain and Qatar all fell.

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.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘Financing is the blood of Iran’s economy’

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

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

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.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: A natural interest in the topic

Since 2016, Guillermo Ortiz has been a chairman of Latin America’s BTG Pactual. The former central banker of Mexico talks to Nick Fitzpatrick.

Roundtables

South Africa asset management roundtable: Global rebound on ice

Experts discuss the investment implications of the coronavirus pandemic, a delayed rebound in global growth and dealing with South Africa’s energy issues head on. Chaired by Romil Patel in Cape Town.

South African roundtable: Taking the bull by the horns

Our panel discusses Chinese investment in Africa, financial institutions’ contribution to economic sustainability and regulatory concerns. Chaired by Romil Patel in Cape Town.

ROUNDTABLE: Hooked to the global caravan

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’

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.