EQUITIES

Jun 25, 2015

PrivateIn the wake of high-profile scandals in the Middle East’s private banking networks, we asked key individuals about what clients need from the sector.

Jun 25, 2015

Zawya logoWeak oil prices weighed on the main Gulf stock markets during the first quarter of the year, but Egypt’s market rallied after a conference pledged tens of billions of dollars of investment for the country.

Jun 16, 2015

multi asset2S&P Dow Jones Indices (SPDJI) has launched three indices that combine sharia-compliant bonds and equities to create benchmarks for Islamic multi-asset funds.

Jun 09, 2015

VotingFund managers investing in Turkey braced for further volatility in the wake of an election that lost president Recep Erdogan's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) its parliamentary majority.

Jun 02, 2015

Pie chartThe Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) has taken back a tenth of its portfolio from external managers.

May 12, 2015

Oil refineryA partial rally in the oil price, which is now about $65 for a barrel of Brent crude, will aid and not hinder developed market equities, an investment strategist says.

May 05, 2015

Oil pumpsA barrel of Brent crude may still cost less than $70 but that has not stopped stock markets in the Mena region posting their highest monthly return since 2009.

May 05, 2015

Africa mapA positive reaction to Nigeria's recent election helped the country's stock market rise nearly 10% in April, contributing to an overall rise in African equities.

Apr 28, 2015

Emerging markets sign1High valuations in the developed world are predicted to push US fund managers to invest heavily in emerging market equities, causing a "reawakening" of the asset class.

Apr 07, 2015

Iranian flagThe index of the Tehran Stock Exchange has risen nearly 8% since negotiators agreed a framework deal on the country's nuclear programme on Thursday.

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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.