NEWS

Jan 26, 2015

Arrow up 2The sukuk market expanded by nearly a third in 2014 thanks to a series of new issues, market growth and an increase in the average deal size.

Jan 13, 2015

Kuala LumpurThe National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has hired Wynce Low to originate, structure and distribute conventional and Islamic bonds in South-east Asia.

Jan 13, 2015

windfarm 410A Dubai-based power developer, Access, has launched an investment vehicle for renewable energy projects in Africa that hopes to acquire a portfolio of power assets worth $500 million.

Jan 05, 2015

Desert oil pumps1A nightmarish final quarter for Middle Eastern equities almost wiped out the sum of the year's gains, though some countries performed well despite the rout.

Dec 03, 2014

Stock market2Iran has issued 72 foreign investors with stakeholder codes to participate in the Tehran Stock Exchange in the months since mid-March.

Dec 02, 2014

Falling oil pricesAs the oil price has plummeted, so has the value of Middle East equities, causing losses for investors across the region.

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A recent sovereign bond issue from Saudi Arabia underlines the appeal of emerging market investing. What must investors consider when allocating to this asset class? Firas Mallah of BMO Global Asset Management shares his views.

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.

Roundtables

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.