NEWS

Sep 22, 2015

Dollar pressSaudi Arabia's foreign exchange reserves can sustain its currency's peg to the dollar despite pressure from China devaluing the renminbi, says a leading economist.

Sep 22, 2015

Arrow_down1Low oil prices caused a 58% decline in corporate and infrastructure bond and sukuk issuances in the Gulf countries in the year ending August 31.

Sep 15, 2015

Oriental mosaicIndex provider MSCI has launched a set of indices that screen stocks according to their market capitalisation rather than by total assets, which is the traditional method in Islamic

Sep 15, 2015

Oil pumpsA majority of sovereign wealth funds in the Middle East say they fear their governments will take money from them if oil prices stay low.

Sep 08, 2015

Signing dealThe Saudi Arabian investment banking arm of Bank Muscat, the largest commercial bank in Oman, has appointed Northern Trust to provide custody, fund valuation and accounting

Sep 08, 2015

Dubai marinaDeutsche Asset & Wealth Management has appointed Albert Trinkl as head of institutional asset management in the MENA region, based in Dubai.

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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.