TECHNOLOGY

Feb 09, 2018

BitcoinThe United Arab Emirates’ financial regulator has warned investors about the risks of cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings (ICOs) following a volatile few weeks for cryptocurrencies.

Nov 24, 2017

FintechThe Australian Securities and Investments Commission has agreed a financial technology partnership with the regulator of the Dubai International Financial Centre.

Nov 23, 2017

Manama_BahrainChanges in financial technology have been transformativE – but historically, fintech has been more of an ambition than a reality in the Gulf. That could soon change, says David Parker of the Bahrain Economic Development Board.

Nov 10, 2017

Robo-adviserSarwa Digital Wealth, a robo-advice firm, has gained in-principle approval for a new type of licence in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

Nov 10, 2017

Dubai_Internet_cityJHC Systems, a technology provider for wealth management firms, has opened an office in Dubai Internet City.

Nov 10, 2017

Software_platformSoftware provider Bravura Solutions has signed a contract to supply its technology to South African financial services group Discovery.

Oct 08, 2016

BitcoinDubai is seeking to gain a reputation for financial technology with a plan to use a blockchain system for government documents.

Oct 08, 2016

Mergers and aquisitions1Egypt's largest asset manager, Beltone Financial, says it has acquired a 60% stake in US-based brokerage Auerbach Grayson for an undisclosed sum.

Jul 05, 2016

Merger1The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) says it will become the largest bank in its region by merging with First Gulf Bank in the first quarter of next year.

Mar 07, 2016

ColumnsThe lifting of sanctions led to a rush of asset managers hoping to invest money in Iran. But despite the excitement, many hurdles remain. George Mitton reports.

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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.