NEWS

Aug 18, 2017

Oil_pumpsSaudi Arabia's budget deficit is on track to be half what it was last year, yet the country appears to be as dependent on oil as ever.

Aug 18, 2017

Rail_transit_constructionBahrain-based GFH Financial Group has invested $1.2 billion in Middle Eastern infrastructure, underlining growing interest in the asset class.

Aug 18, 2017

WealthThe Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has established a regulatory structure that is expected to help ultra-wealthy families establish trust-like investment vehicles.

Aug 18, 2017

Egyptian_statuesForeign direct investment into Egypt is rising even though Arab countries are contributing less.

Aug 18, 2017

InvestmentAl Rajhi Capital has revealed a year-long initiative in partnership with the Tadawul, the Saudi stock exchange, to promote investor education.

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Executive Interviews

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.

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.

Roundtables

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.

ROUNDTABLE: Growing pains

Mar 08, 2017

Our panel in Qatar spoke about frustration with regulators, a shortage of listed companies and plans for a new financial city in Doha. Chaired by George Mitton.