NEWS

Apr 28, 2017

Oil_pumpsLow oil prices have helped to slow asset growth in the Islamic finance sector to roughly 5% this year, according to a new prediction.

Apr 28, 2017

Citi_buildingThe Saudi Arabian regulator has granted Citigroup a licence to conduct investment banking and capital markets activities in the country.

Apr 28, 2017

Egyptian_statuesRussian investment bank Renaissance Capital says it will open an office in Egypt this year as it seeks to expand in the region.

Apr 28, 2017

Saudi_Arabian_stockThe Saudi Arabian stock exchange says recent reforms have aligned the country's capital markets with international standards.

Apr 28, 2017

Petrol_pumpsThe chief executive of Saudi Aramco says the oil market is approaching a stable state with higher prices.

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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.