TECHNOLOGY

Mar 13, 2020

Innovation_technologyEllis Wang, a Chinese national who was previously a senior director for Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba, has been hired as a senior executive vice president and group head of technology, transformation and information at Mashreq Bank.

Jan 31, 2020

 A sovereign wealth fund based in the UAE has been accused of computer hacking in a bitter legal dispute with a US businessman.

Jan 31, 2020

Dubai’s International Financial Centre (DIFC) has launched a new digital platform which it claims will simplify the onboarding process for clients.  

Jan 24, 2020

Start-upThe Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) has allocated $16.3 million to invest in a new batch of startups that have applied to its Ventures Fund.

Nov 22, 2019

China_computer_chipBahraini bank Al Salam has teamed up with China’s MSA capital to launch a new venture capital fund centered on China’s technology market.

Nov 08, 2019

Start-up fundNew York-based venture capital firm Modus Capital has unveiled a $75 million venture fund dedicated to startups in the Mena region.

Nov 08, 2019

Processor_chipBahrain-based alternative investment firm Investcorp has teamed up with Hong Kong fund manager China Everbright to jointly manage a new fund focused on China’s technology sector.

Sep 27, 2019

Server_roomUAE-based investment company Mubadala has struck a deal to invest $500 million in Cologix, the US data centre.

Sep 06, 2019

BlockchainJibrel, a Swiss fintech operating in the Abu Dhabi General Market (ADGM), is set to launch what it claims is the first globally regulated, blockchain-powered platform for private funding in the UAE.

Aug 29, 2019

Blockchain firm R3 has partnered with Wethaq, a Dubai-based startup, in an initiative designed to bring blockchain technology to the Islamic finance market.  

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘Financing is the blood of Iran’s economy’

Jan 04, 2019

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

Jun 13, 2018

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...

Roundtables

ROUNDTABLE: Hooked to the global caravan

Jan 04, 2019

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.

MENA ROUNDTABLE: ‘The story is about reforms’

Jun 13, 2018

Our cross-industry panel discuss the positive backdrop in Egypt, the Dana Gas controversy and the potential index upgrades of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.