NEWS

Mar 22, 2019

Emerging_marketsSaudi Arabia’s stock exchange is readying itself for a sizeable investment boost in light of the inclusion of Saudi stocks on two of the world’s leading emerging market indices.

Mar 22, 2019

Bahrain-BourseBahrain-based investment company Ithmaar Holding is to get a capital boost of $300 million later this year.

Mar 22, 2019

HandshakePublic Investment Fund (PIF), the Saudi-based sovereign wealth fund, has appointed a former International Finance Corporation (IFC) executive as its new chief economist.

Mar 22, 2019

Fitch_Ratings_buildingEgypt has been given a ratings boost by Fitch in light of its progress in implementing economic and fiscal reforms.

Mar 22, 2019

RegTechThe secretary general of the Union of Arab Banks has called on financial institutions in the region to increase their investment in regtech.

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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.