TECHNOLOGY

May 04, 2018

CryptocurrenciesRegulatory authorities in Abu Dhabi have proposed a legislative framework to bring more order to crypto asset activity in the region and to attract institutional investors.

May 04, 2018

FinTechThe Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) is teaming up with Deloitte Middle East to develop Fintech Saudi, a financial technology “ecosystem”.

Mar 28, 2018

Software, dataAsset management software provider Objectway has signed a distribution agreement with Lebanon-based banking software firm BML Istisharat.

Mar 09, 2018

Virtual_reality_headsetSaudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund has reportedly invested $461 million in a controversial artificial reality start-up.

Mar 09, 2018

Dubai International Finance CentreDubai’s financial hub, the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC), has reported a 25% increase in net profit for 2017, from $79 million to $99 million.

Mar 09, 2018

ManamaMore than 400 delegates gathered in Bahrain to attend a financial technology forum hosted by Bahrain-based Bank ABC and Arab Financial Services and sponsored by the Central Bank of Bahrain.

Feb 09, 2018

BitcoinThe United Arab Emirates’ financial regulator has warned investors about the risks of cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings (ICOs) following a volatile few weeks for cryptocurrencies.

Nov 24, 2017

FintechThe Australian Securities and Investments Commission has agreed a financial technology partnership with the regulator of the Dubai International Financial Centre.

Nov 23, 2017

Manama_BahrainChanges in financial technology have been transformativE – but historically, fintech has been more of an ambition than a reality in the Gulf. That could soon change, says David Parker of the Bahrain Economic Development Board.

Nov 10, 2017

Robo-adviserSarwa Digital Wealth, a robo-advice firm, has gained in-principle approval for a new type of licence in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

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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.