NEWS

Dec 17, 2021

Dubai real estateThe value of property sales in Dubai for November came close to US$5 billion, the highest monthly total for eight years.

Dec 17, 2021

US real estateSaudi-based Sidra Capital has become the latest Mena fund manager to expand its roster of US properties.

Dec 10, 2021

ClockThe Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange has adjusted its weekly trading schedule to fit with the recent decision from the UAE government to announce a four and a half day week.

Dec 10, 2021

CryptocurrenciesThe Shariyah Review Bureau (SRB) has been appointed by Kazakhstan-based QuantDart as its sharia advisor for digital assets.

Dec 10, 2021

Dubai skylineThe Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has levied a $210,000 penalty on Dubai-based fund manager Equitativa for misleading statements about an asset included in its real estate investment trust (Reit).

Dec 10, 2021

Egyptian statuesEgypt-based angel investor network Cairo Angels has announced the first close of its micro-venture syndicate fund.

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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.