EQUITIES

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.

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.

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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.