EQUITIES

Mar 25, 2015

Oil barrelOil is cheap, but for how long? And can the Gulf economies take the pain? George Mitton reports.

Mar 25, 2015

John-SfakianakisEmerging markets specialist Ashmore chose to establish its first Middle East office in Riyadh. George Mitton talks to John Sfakianakis, regional director.

Mar 25, 2015

Foreign inflows, investor quotas and Saudi Arabia’s T+0 settlement system were discussed by our panel of asset servicers in Dubai. Chaired by George Mitton.

Mar 25, 2015

Zawya logoThe fall in the oil price hurt stock exchanges in the Gulf and allowed North African markets such as Egypt to be the best performers.

Mar 10, 2015

Launch-ribbon-cuttingDoha Bank plans to launch an exchange-traded fund (ETF) tracking an index of Qatari equities on the Qatar Exchange.

Feb 24, 2015

ETF tradingDeutsche Asset and Wealth Management has listed an exchange-traded fund (ETF) in Europe that tracks equities in the Gulf, including Saudi Arabian stocks.

Feb 03, 2015

DubaiThe Dubai branch of emerging markets asset manager Duet Group has launched a Ucits version of its three-year-old Mena Horizon fund, which invests in equities in the Middle East and North Africa.

Feb 03, 2015

graph upAverage equity prices across the Middle East rose in January despite the price of Brent crude remaining below $50 a barrel for most of the month.

Jan 14, 2015

Artwork-in-TehranA deal to end sanctions on Iran could unlock billions of dollars of investment into the country, including inflows into Tehran’s attractive stock market. But will it happen? George Mitton reports.

Jan 14, 2015

DubaiBy opening its stock market to foreigners and building a financial district in Riyadh, could Saudi Arabia seize prominence as the Gulf region’s financial hub? Not for some time, finds Dave Waller.

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Executive Interviews

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.

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.

Roundtables

ROUNDTABLE: Charting the pace of reform

Nov 23, 2017

Saudi Arabian index inclusion, the onset of taxes and the Dana Gas controversy were among the issues discussed by our cross-industry panel. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.

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.