Trading

May 20, 2022

Crypto exchangeCoinMena has become the first digital assets exchange in the Mena region to open for business in Qatar.

May 20, 2022

Bahrain BourseTwo of the Mena region’s largest stock exchanges have struck and agreement to allow cross-border trading and the promotion of new services.

Apr 29, 2022

Indices boardBahrain-based investment firm GFH Financial Group has announced plans to cross-list its shares on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) in May, subject to regulatory approvals.

Apr 22, 2022

HSBC DubaiDubai Financial Market (DFM), the UAE-based stock exchange, has announced that HSBC has become its first international General Clearing Member (GCM).

Apr 14, 2022

initial public offeringTwo UAE-based investment firms have joined forces to launch what they claim is the UAE’s first special purpose acquisition company (Spac).

Dec 10, 2021

ClockThe Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange has adjusted its weekly trading schedule to fit with the recent decision from the UAE government to announce a four and a half day week.

Dec 03, 2021

Digital communicationEgyptian bank EFG Hermes has launched a digital app based on its EFG Hermes One trading platform.

Nov 26, 2021

IPOBahrain-based alternative investment manager Investcorp has launched a pre-initial public offering (IPO) fund targetting Saudi companies.

Nov 19, 2021

Money launderingThe Central Bank of UAE has published new guidance on its anti-money laundering and counter- terrorist financing (AML/CFT) rules for licensed exchange houses.

Nov 05, 2021

The Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange (ADX) has launched a derivatives market that allows trading in single equity futures in some of its listed companies.

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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.