TECHNOLOGY

Mar 10, 2014

Zin-BekkaliThe internet is changing life for African entrepreneurs, says the chief executive of Silk Invest. But why is it still hard to raise assets for African funds? He meets George Mitton.

Dec 20, 2013

SeesawRegulatory pressures are forcing financial companies to take collateral management more seriously. Storme Thompson, of Catalyst Development, makes some predictions for the future.

Jul 23, 2013

Omanian flagOman is trying to improve conditions for local people by imposing minimum wages and workforce quotas, while dealing with dwindling energy resources. George Mitton reports

Jul 23, 2013

Stephen JurgensonPlans for renewable energy in the Middle East should provide considerable opportunities for private sector investment in the future, both in power generation facilities, and in manufacturing and services in the supply chain.

Mar 06, 2013

CoinsThe historic centre of the Arab world is undergoing a fraught transition to democracy. Is Egypt a compelling investment opportunity or ‘a basket case’? George Mitton reports.

Nov 14, 2012

IndicesTechnology vendors that hope to sell into the Mena market are having to bide their time, discovers Nicholas Pratt.

Jul 02, 2012

TargetYou could spend millions of dollars and a year of your life buying and implementing an IT system. Scott Williams,of Investit MENA, offers advice that could reduce the effort.

May 09, 2012

Farah-FoustokThe Netherlands’ fund provider ING Investment Management is well known for maintaining a fund management team permanently in the Mena region. Nick Fitzpatrick talks to its local chief executive officer, Farah Foustok.

May 09, 2012

Farah-FoustokThe Netherlands’ fund provider ING Investment Management is well known for maintaining a fund management team permanently in the Mena region. Nick Fitzpatrick talks to its local chief executive officer, Farah Foustok.

Sep 29, 2011

Solar-powerPrivate equity is playing an ever more significant role in the Mena economies. Nick Fitzpatrick finds out why renewable energy is a target for investors, and looks at the development of the asset class.

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Executive Interviews

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.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: A natural interest in the topic

Mar 08, 2017

Since 2016, Guillermo Ortiz has been a chairman of Latin America’s BTG Pactual. The former central banker of Mexico talks to Nick Fitzpatrick.

Roundtables

ROUNDTABLE: Charting the pace of reform

Nov 23, 2017

Saudi Arabian index inclusion, the onset of taxes and the Dana Gas controversy were among the issues discussed by our cross-industry panel. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.

SOUTH AFRICAN ROUNDTABLE: Spirit of Ubuntu

Mar 08, 2017

The move to a three-day settlement cycle, the appearance of new stock exchanges, and recent rules on hedge funds were discussed by our panel in Cape Town. Chaired by George Mitton.