Jan 14, 2022

Arrow up webEconomic growth in the Mena region is predicted to accelerate by 4.4% according to the latest Global Economic Prospects report from the World Bank.

Jan 14, 2022

ETF screenAbu Dhabi-based fund manager Chimera Capital has launched avshariah-compliant ETF that tracks Saudi Arabian stocks.

Jan 14, 2022

Abu Dhabi Islamic BankA newly launched global sukuk fund from the Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) has secured AED587 million (US$160 million) in capital.

Jan 14, 2022

Private equity signSaudi Arabia’s Tourism Development Fund (TDF) has partnered with local fund manager Derayah Financial on the launch of a close-ended private equity (PE) fund.

Jan 07, 2022

Money laundering 1The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global authority for anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing, is reportedly considering placing the UAE on a ‘greylist’ due to its poor record on AML compliance.

Jan 07, 2022

Dubai1The Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has announced plans to develop a “comprehensive ecosystem” for virtual assets.


Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘Financing is the blood of Iran’s economy’

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

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...

INTERVIEW: Protecting the investment

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

Since 2016, Guillermo Ortiz has been a chairman of Latin America’s BTG Pactual. The former central banker of Mexico talks to Nick Fitzpatrick.


Middle East Investor Roundtable 2020: Dimensions of diversification

Investors in the Middle East consider the tools that will be needed to navigate the Covid-19 crisis, the continued appetite for dividend and why it’s all about tech. Chaired by Romil Patel.

South Africa asset management roundtable: Global rebound on ice

Experts discuss the investment implications of the coronavirus pandemic, a delayed rebound in global growth and dealing with South Africa’s energy issues head on. Chaired by Romil Patel in Cape Town.

South African roundtable: Taking the bull by the horns

Our panel discusses Chinese investment in Africa, financial institutions’ contribution to economic sustainability and regulatory concerns. Chaired by Romil Patel in Cape Town.

ROUNDTABLE: Hooked to the global caravan

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.