NEWS

Jan 27, 2015

Cost cutting aheadThe Kuwait ministry of finance says it plans to cut spending by 18% for the financial year starting in April and expects to run a budget deficit of 8.2 billion dinars ($28 billion).

Jan 26, 2015

HandshakePioneer Investments is to manage a newly launched sharia-compliant European equity fund for Qatar-based QInvest.

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.

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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.