NEWS

May 19, 2015

IndicesIndex compiler MSCI has revealed a number of changes to its indices that will directly affect MENA markets.

May 19, 2015

TaxThe Egyptian government's decision to suspend a capital gains tax for two years has been welcomed as a sign the country will be friendly to investors in coming months.

May 12, 2015

Oil refineryA partial rally in the oil price, which is now about $65 for a barrel of Brent crude, will aid and not hinder developed market equities, an investment strategist says.

May 12, 2015

Handshake 3A deal to collaborate and share information between the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Dubai hints at greater ties between the two exchanges.

May 12, 2015

Flats in-JeddahThe Saudi subsidiary of Kuwait-based Global Investment House has formed a tie-up with a Saudi property developer to launch a real estate fund.

May 05, 2015

Qatar ExchangeThe Qatar Exchange has launched a programme to rank listed companies according to their investor relations and reward the best firms.

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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.