Jul 22, 2022

Crypto exchangeKraken Mena, the regional arm of the digital asset exchange, has partnered with Abu Dhabi-based Rakbank to offer UAE residents the ability to trade virtual assets in their own currency.

Jul 22, 2022

BoardroomKuwait-based asset manager Kamco Invest has reshuffled its senior leadership team with the appointment of a new chairman and deputy chairman.

Jul 22, 2022

Venture capitalThe value of venture capital (VC) investments made in Saudi Arabia in the first half of 2022 has increased by 244% from the same period in the previous year.

Jul 15, 2022

Bahrain BourseThe respective stock exchanges in Abu Dhabi and Bahrain have launched what they claim to be the region’s first digital exchange hub, Tabadul.

Jul 15, 2022

CryptocurrenciesSeychelles-based crypto trading app OKX is the latest firm awarded a provisional virtual assets licence in Dubai.

Jul 15, 2022

Bahrain mapThe vast majority (89%) of Bahrain’s investors expect to see increased stability in the country’s investment climate.


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.