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Investcorp seeks tie up with China wealth fund

Bahrain-based alternative investment manager Investcorp is reportedly in talks with China’s sovereign wealth fund about an US$800 million investment. The investment, from China Investment Corp (CIC), would be allocated to Investcorp’s pre-IPO fund. The development, first reported by Bloomberg, is the result of both regions, China and the Middle East, looking to develop closer ties. China to get $2trn investment from Mena...

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Hong Kong’s asset managers could be able to distribute their funds in Dubai based on recent comments made by regulators. The leading asset managers in...

UAE exchanges captured $1bn in foreign flows in Q1

The UAE’s two main stock exchanges, the Abu Dhabi Exchange (ADX) and Dubai Financial Market (DFM), attracted US$1 billion in net foreign inflows in...

Investcorp to invest in US airport project

Abu Dhabi-based alternative investment firm Investcorp Capital is set to invest in the US$4.2 billion redevelopment of JFK airport in the US. The investment is...

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Abu Dhabi-based alternative investment firm Lunate Capital has acquired a 40% stake in Adnoc Oil Properties (AOP), a crude oil pipeline infrastructure asset. The stake...

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Investcorp seeks tie up with China wealth fund

Bahrain-based alternative investment manager Investcorp is reportedly in talks with China’s sovereign wealth fund about an US$800 million investment. The investment, from China Investment Corp (CIC), would be allocated to Investcorp’s pre-IPO fund. The development, first reported by Bloomberg, is the result of both regions, China and the Middle East, looking to develop closer ties. China to get $2trn investment from Mena...

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Investcorp seeks tie up with China wealth fund

Bahrain-based alternative investment manager Investcorp is reportedly in talks with China’s sovereign wealth fund about an US$800 million investment. The investment, from China Investment Corp...

Saudi Arabia to downscale mega-city development

NEOM, the US$500 billion megacity project that lies at the centre of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 economic reform, is reportedly set to be significantly...

Dubai regulator preps HK fund distribution

Hong Kong’s asset managers could be able to distribute their funds in Dubai based on recent comments made by regulators. The leading asset managers in...

UAE exchanges captured $1bn in foreign flows in Q1

The UAE’s two main stock exchanges, the Abu Dhabi Exchange (ADX) and Dubai Financial Market (DFM), attracted US$1 billion in net foreign inflows in...

Investcorp to invest in US airport project

Abu Dhabi-based alternative investment firm Investcorp Capital is set to invest in the US$4.2 billion redevelopment of JFK airport in the US. The investment is...

Lunate invests in Adnoc Oil Properties

Abu Dhabi-based alternative investment firm Lunate Capital has acquired a 40% stake in Adnoc Oil Properties (AOP), a crude oil pipeline infrastructure asset. The stake...

StanChart and Old Mutual launch Mena wealth platform

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