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Jun 21, 2019

BetaAbu Dhabi-based fund manager ADS Investment Solutions (ADSI) is to launch what it claims is the first Saudi-focused smart beta fund.

Jun 21, 2019

AuctionAnother investment firm has entered the bidding for the assets of fallen Dubai buy-out firm Abraaj. The new bidder is Tell Group, a boutique investment firm led by Swiss-Algerian Yassine Bouhara, a former Deutsche Bank and UBS banker.

Jun 21, 2019

Doha, QatarThe Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is preparing to reclaim its position as one of the top sovereign wealth funds in the Middle East after a three year hiatus caused by the ongoing economic and political blockade from neighbouring states in the region.

Jun 21, 2019

Signing_dealThe UAE’s Ministry of Finance (MoF) has forged an agreement with its counterpart in Hong Kong to provide mutual promotion and protection for investments.

Jun 14, 2019

CryptocurrenciesAbu Dhabi’s financial services watchdog has granted regulatory approval to Arabian Bourse (ABX) to operate a crypto asset exchange and custody service.

Jun 14, 2019

Multifamily propertiesBahrain-based alternative investment manager Investcorp has spent $370 million to acquire 11 new US multifamily properties.

Jun 14, 2019

Dubai_skylineDubai-based Greenstone Equity Partners has been granted a licence by the UAE’s Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) to promote financial products and foreign securities.

Jun 14, 2019

Saudi_Arabian_stockRating agency Moody’s has welcomed the recent addition of Saudi stocks to the MSCI Emerging Market index as a credit positive event for the region’s asset managers.

Jun 07, 2019

Bahrain-BourseThe net profit of Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund (SWF), Mumtalakat, dropped by 73.5%, according to its 2018 results.

Jun 07, 2019

sukuk issuance surges The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region enjoyed a sharp rise in sukuk issuance in the first quarter of 2019. Issuance rose by $32 billion, bringing outstanding debt to $478 million.

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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.