Aug 16, 2016

PurchaseDubai Financial Group has sold its 11.8% stake in Egyptian investment bank EFG Hermes to France-based Natixis as part of a debt restructuring deal.

Aug 16, 2016

Merger1Alex Thursby, chief executive of the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), is stepping down a month after the bank agreed a merger deal with First Gulf Bank to create a regional giant.

Aug 09, 2016

Graph downA fall of 3% in the largest stock market in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia's Tadawul exchange, caused an S&P index tracking the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council to stay flat in July.

Aug 09, 2016

Iranian flagIran has re-established brokerage links with 450 foreign banks as it seeks to rejoin global financial networks, according to state media.

Aug 02, 2016

Saudi woman at workThe low participation of women in the Saudi work force is hampering the country's economy, says an economist at a wealth manager operating in the region.

Aug 02, 2016

DoctorsMumtalakat, the sovereign wealth fund of Bahrain, has invested in an Italian healthcare firm as part of its scheme to diversify its sector exposure.


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.