EQUITIES

Jan 07, 2016

Merlion statueThe Sibos financial messaging conference, held this year in Singapore, was a chance for the industry to mingle and chat about everything from T2S to blockchain technology. George Mitton reports.

Jan 07, 2016

Arab businessmenRegional equity markets fell again in the third quarter. A survey of Middle East fund managers suggests many are planning to cut their allocations to the region, finds Gerard Aoun.

Jan 05, 2016

RiyadhThe execution of Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr-Al-Nimr by Saudi Arabia, which triggered an invasion of the Saudi Arabian embassy in Iran, is said to underline a worsening rivalry between the two powers that

Jan 05, 2016

Mixed-chartLow oil prices made life hard for investors in Middle Eastern equities last year, with the main regional equity index from index provider S&P falling more than 14%.

Dec 15, 2015

Musical chairsAn emerging market strategist has advised investors to hold underweight positions in South African equities following a tumultuous week in which the country had three different

Nov 24, 2015

Empty-pocketAlthough Saudi Arabia is reducing state spending in response to the low oil price, a policy of ring-fencing strategic projects, "is likely to come at the cost of wide and unsustainable

Oct 13, 2015

Keep clear signThe Iranian parliament may have approved a nuclear deal that could relieve western sanctions, but that doesn't mean banks are ready to support investors in buying equities on the Tehran Stock Exchange.

Oct 07, 2015

Pie chart treeSovereign wealth funds such as ADIA are managing more of their money internally. George Mitton reports on a worrying trend for external asset managers.

Oct 07, 2015

RiyadhIn the last issue, Funds Global MENA predicted the Saudi Arabian market opening would get off to a gradual start. If anything, inflows have been even lower than we predicted. George Mitton asks why.

Oct 07, 2015

Akber KhanAkber Khan talks about wanderlust, starting Al Rayan from scratch and meeting the world’s happiest people.

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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.