NEWS

Mar 06, 2020

CoronavirusThe GCC’s investment industry is counting the cost of the market uncertainty over the spread of coronavirus. Investors lost more than $70 million in one day on March 1 following a stock market meltdown while a number of bond issuances have been postponed.

Mar 06, 2020

HiringSaudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund (PIF), is on the search for three new senior executives after the departure of three senior executives in as many months.

Mar 06, 2020

Private_jetWealth managers in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will be buoyed by the news that the region can expect more than 9,000 new ultra-high net worth individuals (UNWHIs) over the next five years, according to a report from real estate consultant Knight Frank.

Mar 06, 2020

Barclays_towerA case brought by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) involving three former Barclays bankers and a Qatari sovereign wealth fund has ended with the defendants cleared of all charges by the jury.

Mar 06, 2020

Oriental_mosaicDubai-based Islamic investment manager Mashreq Capital has announced that its flagship sharia fund has reached $100 million in assets under management.

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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.