TECHNOLOGY

Aug 17, 2018

A standing committee of Saudi Arabia’s leading regulator has issued a statement reiterating the ban on the use of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.

Aug 17, 2018

Dubai’s efforts to undergo a digital transformation have stimulated foreign direct investment, according to a report from the Department of Economic Development (DED).

Jul 13, 2018

Blockchain_chainTwo MENA-based software firms have launched what they claim is the first blockchain-enabled platform for Islamic capital markets.

Jun 29, 2018

Venture_capitalBahrain Development Bank (BDB) has launched what it claims is the region’s first active venture capital (VC) fund of funds.

Jun 29, 2018

FintechAbu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the emirate’s international financial centre, has signed a cooperation agreement with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) to jointly promote their respective fintech sectors.

Jun 13, 2018

Table_mountain_viewCompanies from across the custody, asset management and administration sectors convened in Cape Town to discuss topics such as market growth, disruption and cyber security.

Jun 13, 2018

Our panellists tell us that instead of launching competing national projects, African countries should work together for the sake of a bigger capital market. Chaired by George Mitton in Cape Town.

Jun 13, 2018

Shark_finsThe funds industry is ramping up cyber security defences. Nicholas Pratt looks at what to do in the event of an attack.

Jun 01, 2018

Muttrah_Corniche_roadOman’s State General Reserve Fund (SGRF) is preparing to launch an investment vehicle designed to attract foreign funding for the country’s infrastructure.

Jun 01, 2018

Amazon Web ServicesBahrain’s sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat has announced the migration of its IT infrastructure to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud and the subsequent closure of its onshore and offshore data centres.

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Executive Interviews

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...

INTERVIEW: Protecting the investment

Nov 23, 2017

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.

Roundtables

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.

SOUTH AFRICA ROUNDTABLE: Airline syndrome

Jun 13, 2018

Our panellists tell us that instead of launching competing national projects, African countries should work together for the sake of a bigger capital market. Chaired by George Mitton in Cape Town.