NEWS

Jun 07, 2019

Bahrain-BourseThe net profit of Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund (SWF), Mumtalakat, dropped by 73.5%, according to its 2018 results.

Jun 07, 2019

sukuk issuance surges The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region enjoyed a sharp rise in sukuk issuance in the first quarter of 2019. Issuance rose by $32 billion, bringing outstanding debt to $478 million.

Jun 07, 2019

Real_estateGulf Islamic Investments (GII) has added to its UK property portfolio with the acquisition of an office property in Birmingham for $188 million.

Jun 07, 2019

Moody's_websiteDespite a series of shocks in oil prices, Kuwait’s sovereign wealth fund (SWF) has continued to grow its assets, according to a report from Moody’s Investor Services, although the two underlying funds have enjoyed differing economic records.

Jun 07, 2019

Dubai_real_estateThe value of real estate transactions in Dubai rose by 38% in the first five months of 2019, up to $9.6 billion from $6.54 billion for the same period in 2018.

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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.