Spring 2014

Kurdish flagA surging economy and the potential for a new stock exchange to rival the bourse in Baghdad have drawn investors to Iraqi Kurdistan. Orlando Crowcroft reports from Erbil.

PilonNigeria is one of the most exciting frontier markets in the world, but challenges such as an energy shortage continue to frustrate its growth. George Mitton reports.

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.

JohannesburgWhere should investors look if they want exposure to the fast-growing markets of sub-Saharan Africa? Funds Global Mena profiles the main exchanges.

ParliamentThe revival of a UK government sukuk points to a trend for new issuers in the Islamic finance market, potentially closing a large supply gap. Orlando Crowcroft reports.

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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.