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Emerging markets: A story that still has substance

Emerging economies were seen as one of the most promising markets for investors, yet they have struggled for a decade. Their success in confronting...

Global real estate: Logistics centres reach a new milestone

For investors in logistics buildings, Covid-19 spurred expected growth by years. Surging demand for e-commerce means the number of warehouse sites is shrinking, providing...

Islamic investors seek sustainable Shariah-compliant funds

To what extent are Shariah and sustainable investing aligning – and how far can it go? Tanya Ashreena reports. When Schroders announced the launch of...

A rarity of uncommon visibility and unusually high growth

Qatar offers a rare combination of stability coupled with certainty of one of the strongest growth stories of the coming decade, writes Akber Khan. In...

A modest GCC growth rebound with the focus on reducing deficits

The outlook for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) economies this year is brighter, with coronavirus vaccines being rolled out relatively quickly and the prospect...

Why Straight Through Processing (STP) efforts in post-trade need to go multi-lateral

Only by aligning all players along the custody value chain in a multi-lateral effort, will we be able to make STP a reality. The term...

Safer technology – Safer financial institutions?

What is Safety Tech, and how does it help FIs to fight financial crime and promote financial inclusion? The financial services sector has been experiencing...