Sep 08, 2015

Chairmans roomThe Bank of London and the Middle East (BLME) has promoted Michael Williams to chief executive from the position of acting chief executive that he assumed in May.

Sep 01, 2015

Hagia Sophia IstambulTurkey is at risk of introducing capital controls because its debts make it "more vulnerable than China", which has suffered a stock market rout in recent days, says new research.

Aug 25, 2015

London City HallLondon is the favoured second home destination of millionaires from the Middle East and Africa, a finding that gives a clue to the continuing strength of property prices in the UK capital.

Aug 25, 2015

FAQThe Saudi Arabian financial regulator, the Capital Market Authority (CMA), has released an updated guide to understanding the rules governing foreign investor access to the country's stock exchange.

Aug 25, 2015

HandshakeThe regulator of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has hired Muna Dandan as its new general counsel, replacing Michael Ridgeway, whose contract is at an end.

Aug 18, 2015

Egypt mapDuet Group and CI Capital have hired Amr Helal from Abraaj Group to manage a joint-venture private equity fund investing in Egyptian businesses.


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.