Jun 02, 2023

If the Mena region is to develop a thriving carbon market and meet its ambition to be a global hub for decarbonisation and sustainable finance, it must develop a more robust market infrastructure and provide more transparency on the use of carbon credits.

May 26, 2023

QIA, invest, market programme, Qatar Investment Authority, QIA, investors, QatarThe Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is set to launch a market-making initiative designed to woo more foreign investors.

May 12, 2023

BDSwiss, Mena, FX trading firm, Hassan Ibrahim, business developmentFX trading firm BDSwiss has named Hassan Ibrahim as new Mena head of business development.

May 05, 2023

EFG Hermes, DMA platform, cloud, Egyptian,  investment firm, EFG, Microsoft, Azure, direct market access platform, DMAEgyptian investment firm EFG Hermes has partnered with Microsoft’s Azure service to launch a cloud-based direct market access (DMA) platform.

Apr 28, 2023

Mena, M&A, transactions, Q1, merger and acquisition, first quarter, yearThe number of merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions involving Mena-based companies fell by 63% in the first quarter of the year.

Feb 24, 2023

Kuwait, echange, strike, partnershipBoursa Kuwait has collaborated with trading platform TradingView for a data-sharing partnership.

Feb 17, 2023

Stocks, investmentSaudi Venture Capital (SVC) has partnered with the Saudi stock exchange for an investment product targeted at the pre-IPO fund.

Feb 10, 2023

saudi, hong kong, cross-listingThe Saudi Tadawul Group and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore potential partnerships around fintech, ESG and cross-listings.

Jan 27, 2023

Abu Dhabi, Waha Capital,Abu Dhabi-based asset manager Waha Capital has appointed Mark Benn as chief financial officer (CFO).

Jan 19, 2023

IPOsThe number of initial public offerings (IPOs) in the GCC more than doubled in 2022 compared to the previous year while the value from these flotations increased threefold during the same period.



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