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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.

Apr 28, 2015

Emerging markets sign1High valuations in the developed world are predicted to push US fund managers to invest heavily in emerging market equities, causing a "reawakening" of the asset class.

Apr 07, 2015

Iranian flagThe index of the Tehran Stock Exchange has risen nearly 8% since negotiators agreed a framework deal on the country's nuclear programme on Thursday.

Mar 25, 2015

Rock cliffNine countries in the Middle East and North Africa are classified as frontier markets by index compiler MSCI, but only seven are part of the Frontier Markets index. We profile them below.

Mar 25, 2015

Foreign inflows, investor quotas and Saudi Arabia’s T+0 settlement system were discussed by our panel of asset servicers in Dubai. Chaired by George Mitton.

Feb 24, 2015

ETF tradingDeutsche Asset and Wealth Management has listed an exchange-traded fund (ETF) in Europe that tracks equities in the Gulf, including Saudi Arabian stocks.

Feb 10, 2015

Desert oil pumps1The biggest weekly gain in Brent crude prices since 2011 caused inflows for exchange-traded funds (ETFs) which track the oil price, but left some commodity managers with losses.

Jan 14, 2015

Saleem-KhokharFor regional asset managers, the UAE has been the main growth driver in the past year and a half. We asked Saleem Khokhar of NBAD Asset Management about the trends.

Jan 14, 2015

Saleem-KhokharFor regional asset managers, the UAE has been the main growth driver in the past year and a half. We asked Saleem Khokhar of NBAD Asset Management about the trends.

Jan 14, 2015

Reda-GommaThe Saudi authorities’ decision to open the country’s stock market to direct foreign investment will be a boon for regional investors, says Reda Gomma of Mashreq Capital.

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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.