NEWS

Oct 11, 2019

Aramco IPOThe most anticipated flotation in recent memory is reportedly back on after a series of postponements. The IPO of Saudi Arabia’s state oil producer Aramco is set to be officially announced at the end of October according to multiple reports.

Oct 11, 2019

Central Criminal Court of England and Wales Three former Barclays bank executives have been accused of constructing a smokescreen to disguise illegitimate payments from Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund in a retrial at the Old Bailey in London.

Oct 11, 2019

HandshakeUAE-based investment manager Mubadala Capital has added three senior executives to its European leadership team.

Oct 11, 2019

InvestmentOmani asset manager Sohar International has entered into a strategic alliance with EFG International, a private Swiss bank that will see the two join efforts in promoting their investment products.

Oct 11, 2019

Start-upDubai-based venture capital (VC) firm Beco Capital has raised $100 million after closing its second fund.

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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.