Winter 2012

Building siteFrom hospitals and schools to railways and power plants, infrastructure plans in the Middle East are huge. Investors want to participate in this growth, but what's the best way to do it? George Mitton reports.

SculptureWealthy investors in the Gulf should move money out of public markets and into alternative assets in their home region, such as private equity, says Amrith Mukkamala of MEFIC Capital.

GatesThe custody market in the Mena region is seen to be dominated by four firms: HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Citi and Standard Chartered. Barney Hatt talks to the key players about recent changes in the custody landscape.

SunsetAfter the economy was battered by the financial crisis and the Arab Spring, 2012 was supposed to herald a recovery in initial public offerings in the Middle East and North Africa. Nadine Sharrouf of Zawya says not all expectations were met.

MapCould Lebanon be set for an oil and gas boom? What is the best way to invest in infrastructure? These questions and more are answered in our economics panel. Edited by Gerorge Mitton.


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...


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.