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.

Nov 05, 2021

A venture fund focused on Iraqi startups is set to launch in the country.

Mar 26, 2021

Bahrain BourseBahrain Bourse (BHB) has signed up local investment firm, GFH Financial Group, as a user for its Murabaha service, an online platform for Islamic finance transactions.

Mar 12, 2021

Robo adviceUAE-based robo advisory platform, Sarwa, will offer zero-commission trading in a bid to attract retail investors trading small amounts.

Aug 07, 2020

Rating agency Moody’s has forecast a 5% decline in global sukuk issuance this year due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

Feb 28, 2020

TadawulAnalytics firm IHS Markit has teamed up with Tadawul, the Saudi stock exchange, to develop a series of riyal-denominated indices in order to boost Saudi Arabia’s domestic bond market.

Feb 07, 2020

Arabic_traderUAE-based fund manager Noor Capital has teamed up with UK-based prime broker CFH Clearing to launch a new multi-asset trading and liquidity platform.

Jan 03, 2020

The Kuwait Stock Exchange has ended 2019 as the top performer among Mena’s exchange indices finishing the year up more than 32.4%.


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.


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.