NEWS

Jun 14, 2016

HSBC DubaiKapil Seth, formerly the head of securities services in India for HSBC, is the company's new regional head of securities services for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Jun 07, 2016

Aquisition1The main sovereign wealth fund of Qatar will pay $2.5 billion to acquire an office block in Singapore in a deal it says is the largest single-tower real estate transaction in the Asia-Pacific region.

Jun 07, 2016

Arrow down1Private equity funds in the Middle East and North Africa raised less than $1 billion last year, a fall of a fifth compared to the previous year.

Jun 07, 2016

VATHalf of the chief finance officers in the Gulf region admit their business has a "minimal understanding" of the likely effects of value-added tax (VAT).

May 31, 2016

ADGM squareEshara Capital, a specialist investment firm focusing on the Gulf region, has launched what it says is the first fund to be managed out of the Abu Dhabi Global Market, a financial free zone established in 2013.

May 31, 2016

Falling oil pricesThe prolonged low oil price will force governments in the Gulf countries to seek funding from the private sector, says a consultancy.

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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

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.

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.