NEWS

Feb 24, 2017

Mergers_and_aquisitionsThe proposed merger of three banks in Qatar would create a more balanced competitive environment, says a ratings agency.

Feb 24, 2017

Low ratingA proposed issuance of dollar-denominated Omani government bonds has received a provisional Baa1 rating from agency Moody's.

Feb 24, 2017

HandshakeThe Kuwait Investment Authority has appointed Farouk Bastaki as its managing director, according to widespread reports.

Feb 24, 2017

Sovereign wealth fundThe most desirable clients for asset managers in the Middle East were the source of persistent redemptions last year.

Feb 24, 2017

Indices_boardUAE-based brokerage Al Ramz Capital has become the third market maker for equities and equity futures on Nasdaq Dubai.

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Executive Interviews

We’ll launch our first equity fund next year

Dec 08, 2016

Not many banks plant olive trees, but the Bank of Palestine has a social mission. It also has ambitious expansion plans, says chairman Hashim Shawa. He talks to George Mitton.

If you build it, they will come

Dec 08, 2016

The UAE's second financial free zone has some new tenants. George Mitton talks to Steve Barnett, financial centre development director.

Roundtables

MIFID II ROUNDTABLE: Europe prepares to rewrite the rules

Dec 08, 2016

The second version of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) has implications for anyone seeking to sell funds in Europe.

ASSET SERVICER ROUNDTABLE: Local is lekker

Mar 07, 2016

Our panel in Cape Town discussed the move to T+3, the complexity of trade settlement on the continent and the challenges of building a pan-African business. Chaired by Alan Chalmers.