TECHNOLOGY

Sep 21, 2018

Electric_car_parking_spaceSaudi Arabia's sovereign wealth investment vehicle, the Public Investment Fund (PIF), has invested $1 billion in electric car manufacturer Lucid Motors.

Sep 21, 2018

Abu DhabiThe Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the emirate's international financial centre, has underlined its financial technology ambitions with the launch of a digital sandbox.

Sep 14, 2018

Deloitte_buildingFour new partners and a director have joined Deloitte’s Middle East risk advisory leadership team.

Aug 31, 2018

Dubai’s financial services watchdog has signed an agreement with its counterpart in Singapore to help grow their respective fintech markets.

Aug 31, 2018

A Saudi-based paper merchant, the Middle East Paper Company (Mepco) has become the first Saudi company to sign up to a technology platform designed to enhance corporate access to regional and institutional investors.

Aug 24, 2018

UAE-based ADAB Solutions has launched what it claims is the world’s first sharia-compliant cryptocurrency exchange.

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.

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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.