EQUITIES

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.

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.

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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.