Summer 2013

Tornado towerThe country is set to spend billions on foreign aid, hotels and build-out for the World Cup. Orlando Crowcroft asks if Qatar can afford it.

KaraouineDespite controlling billions of dollars of assets, Islamic endowments have not yet become clients of the asset management world. George Mitton finds out if this will change.

IndicesFunds Global profiles the seven stock exchanges in the Mena region that are members of the World Federation of Exchanges

Tunisian flagGood equity performance may mask deep political problems in Egypt, while tensions remain in Tunisia. Orlando Crowcroft reports.

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

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Executive Interviews

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.

We’ll launch our first equity fund next year

Dec 08, 2016

Not many banks plant olive trees, but the Bank of Palestine has a social mission. It also has ambitious expansion plans, says chairman Hashim Shawa. He talks to George Mitton.

Roundtables

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.

ROUNDTABLE: Growing pains

Mar 08, 2017

Our panel in Qatar spoke about frustration with regulators, a shortage of listed companies and plans for a new financial city in Doha. Chaired by George Mitton.