Trading

Sep 02, 2022

Saudi Arabian stockLee Hodgkinson, the former chief executive of proprietary trading firm OSTC, has been recruited by Saudi exchange operator Tadawul to serve as its group chief strategy officer.

Jul 15, 2022

Bahrain BourseThe respective stock exchanges in Abu Dhabi and Bahrain have launched what they claim to be the region’s first digital exchange hub, Tabadul.

Jul 08, 2022

Trading dataADSS, the trading technology firm with offices in London and Abu Dhabi, has appointed Alison Higgins as chief trading officer.

Jun 17, 2022

Equities going upKuwait’s stock exchange has undergone a training programme in equity markets aimed at local asset managers and investors.

Jun 03, 2022

UAE marketsBahrain-based GFH Financial Group has added to its presence in the regional capital markets with a secondary listing on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX).

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).

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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

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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

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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.