Aug 04, 2015

Salary-payDubai-based asset manager Arqaam Capital has been fined $50,000 and told to engage an independent compliance expert to correct failings in anti-money laundering processes spotted by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA).

Jul 28, 2015

Private jetThe rate at which Saudi Arabia's economy creates millionaires will slow by half in the next five years compared with the previous five, according to new estimates.

Jul 21, 2015

Handshake 3Milestone Group, a technology provider for asset managers, hopes to win clients in Africa with a new joint venture with Global ASP, a South African technology firm.

Jul 21, 2015

Oriental mosaicTwo major sharia-compliant indices trailed their conventional counterparts in the second quarter – a result attributed to their low exposure to the financial sector.

Jul 21, 2015

Falling oil pricesThe timing of the Iran nuclear deal is bad for the country because it coincides with low oil prices and high food prices, according to new analysis.


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...


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.