NEWS

Dec 08, 2017

european_commissionA European Union blacklist of 17 countries that “fail to meet agreed good governance standards” includes both Bahrain and the UAE.

Dec 08, 2017

Graph_up1Sovereign borrowers are driving a resurgence in Islamic finance with the total value of sukuk issued in 2017 on track to reach $95 billion.

Dec 08, 2017

Stock-MarketThe Saudi Arabian stock exchange has tasked Nasdaq with revamping its post-trade infrastructure including registry, depositary and risk management functions.

Dec 08, 2017

Africa_mapIn the past five years, Africa-focused real estate funds have raised half as much as comparable infrastructure funds and only a sixth as much as comparable private equity funds.

Dec 08, 2017

VATA major consultancy has expanded its Middle East term to advise clients in the Gulf countries about the onset of value-added tax (VAT).

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Protecting the investment

Nov 23, 2017

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

Mar 08, 2017

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

ROUNDTABLE: Charting the pace of reform

Nov 23, 2017

Saudi Arabian index inclusion, the onset of taxes and the Dana Gas controversy were among the issues discussed by our cross-industry panel. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.

SOUTH AFRICAN ROUNDTABLE: Spirit of Ubuntu

Mar 08, 2017

The move to a three-day settlement cycle, the appearance of new stock exchanges, and recent rules on hedge funds were discussed by our panel in Cape Town. Chaired by George Mitton.