Winter 2014

Artwork-in-TehranA deal to end sanctions on Iran could unlock billions of dollars of investment into the country, including inflows into Tehran’s attractive stock market. But will it happen? George Mitton reports.

Emerging marketsEmerging markets remain a lucrative source of return, especially when the health of developed markets is beyond understanding.  This report is from the Investec Global Insights conference, where Funds Global was a media partner.

DubaiBy opening its stock market to foreigners and building a financial district in Riyadh, could Saudi Arabia seize prominence as the Gulf region’s financial hub? Not for some time, finds Dave Waller.

Saleem-KhokharFor regional asset managers, the UAE has been the main growth driver in the past year and a half. We asked Saleem Khokhar of NBAD Asset Management about the trends.

EgyptWith plans for IPOs, economic reforms and a string of mega projects, Egypt seems to have bounced back. Orlando Crowcroft asks if the recovery can last.

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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.