TECHNOLOGY

Jan 24, 2020

Start-upThe Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) has allocated $16.3 million to invest in a new batch of startups that have applied to its Ventures Fund.

Nov 22, 2019

China_computer_chipBahraini bank Al Salam has teamed up with China’s MSA capital to launch a new venture capital fund centered on China’s technology market.

Nov 08, 2019

Start-up fundNew York-based venture capital firm Modus Capital has unveiled a $75 million venture fund dedicated to startups in the Mena region.

Nov 08, 2019

Processor_chipBahrain-based alternative investment firm Investcorp has teamed up with Hong Kong fund manager China Everbright to jointly manage a new fund focused on China’s technology sector.

Sep 27, 2019

Server_roomUAE-based investment company Mubadala has struck a deal to invest $500 million in Cologix, the US data centre.

Sep 06, 2019

BlockchainJibrel, a Swiss fintech operating in the Abu Dhabi General Market (ADGM), is set to launch what it claims is the first globally regulated, blockchain-powered platform for private funding in the UAE.

Aug 29, 2019

Blockchain firm R3 has partnered with Wethaq, a Dubai-based startup, in an initiative designed to bring blockchain technology to the Islamic finance market.  

Aug 29, 2019

Swiss fintech Numbrs, which is backed by the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), has been valued at $1 billion, making it the latest unicorn in the global fintech world.

Aug 23, 2019

Bahrain-based energy investment firm Lamar Holding has invested $1 million in Nigerian fintech TechAdvance.

Aug 15, 2019

Abu Dhabi-based sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Investments has reportedly invested more than $1 million in a cryptocurrency exchange.

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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.