NEWS

Dec 13, 2019

CashAbu Dhabi-based Catalyst Partners, a $1 billion fund backed by the state-owned Mubadala Investment Company, has splashed out $225 million on its first investments.

Dec 13, 2019

CryptocurrenciesArabian Bourse (ABX), the Abu Dhabi-based crypto asset exchange and custodian, has received a multi-million dollar investment from a Mena-based blockchain company, HBK-GoChain.

Dec 13, 2019

Gulf_Cooperation_Council_flagsRating agency Moody’s has downgraded its outlook on Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) non-financial corporates from stable to negative, citing deteriorating credit conditions in the region.

Dec 13, 2019

Kuwait-City-towersThe level of international investment made by Kuwait declined in the second quarter by 11.4% year-on-year, according to statistics from the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK).

Dec 13, 2019

IPOSaudi Aramco, the state-owned oil company, has defied sceptics by surpassing a $2 trillion valuation on the second trading day of its IPO.

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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.