Winter 2016

Saudi arabian flagIssuers across the Gulf countries are turning to the debt markets to balance their budgets. Saudi Arabia is the biggest, reports George Mitton.

Dubai marinaIndians are the biggest foreign property buyers in Dubai. They plough billions of dollars into the region in search of safe offshore assets and lucrative returns. Indrajit Basu reports.

Hashim-ShawaNot 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.

Palestine landscapeNow considered a frontier market, Palestine is gaining attention from investors abroad. But the challenges facing this embattled country are severe. Fiona Rintoul reports.

Ataf-AhmedDoctor of physics and QInvest managing director Ataf Ahmed talks about his love of Japan and sushi, his admiration for the author of Flash Boys and blockchain'€™s amazing potential.

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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.