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: 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...

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.

Roundtables

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.

SOUTH AFRICA ROUNDTABLE: Airline syndrome

Jun 13, 2018

Our panellists tell us that instead of launching competing national projects, African countries should work together for the sake of a bigger capital market. Chaired by George Mitton in Cape Town.