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Feb 01, 2019

Abu Dhabi-based investment manager AD Global Investors has selected Northern Trust (NT) to provide asset servicing in support of four new Ucits funds domiciled in Ireland.

Feb 01, 2019

Debt issuance in Mena markets is likely to exceed $80 billion according to a white paper penned by a trio of asset managers.

Jan 11, 2019

Dollar_pressInternational investors have clamoured to buy Saudi Arabia’s first dollar bond issuance since the international outcry over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Jan 11, 2019

ApprovedSpecialist fixed income asset manager AD Global Investments has been awarded a licence to manage funds and assets by the regulatory authority of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM).

Jan 04, 2019

Cheese_boardFunds Europe’s annual report on the French industry looks at business over the past year, as firms respond to ever-greater pressure on fees and increased competition in an already competitive domestic market.

Oct 19, 2018

Egypt_mapThe Egyptian government is preparing to issue its first ever international sukuk in 2019, according to finance minister Mohamed Maait.

Sep 28, 2018

Persian gulf statesSaudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Bahrain and Kuwait are set to join JP Morgan’s emerging market government bond indices in 2019.

Jul 27, 2018

Arabic_coinsSaudi Arabia’s ministry of finance has issued $925 million of Islamic bonds through a new primary dealer scheme designed to boost investor appetite for the asset class.

May 25, 2018

Kuwait Finance HouseKuwait’s second biggest lender, Kuwait Finance House (KFH), is planning its biggest ever play in the Islamic finance market with the issue of a $3 billion Islamic bonds programme.

Apr 20, 2018

A debt issuance by Qatar has set a record for the largest emerging market bond so far this year.

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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.