investment strategy

Feb 21, 2020

Private_equityBahrain-based alternative asset manager Investcorp is considering launching a second private equity fund focused on the Mena region.

Feb 21, 2020

Rating_starsTunisia has had its sovereign issuer rating changed from negative to stable by rating agency Moody’s.

Feb 14, 2020

TripoliThe Libyan Investment Authority (LIA), the Arab state’s troubled sovereign wealth fund, has published a seven-point reform strategy for 2020 designed to bring it into line with international best practice.

Feb 14, 2020

Desert_oil_pumpsGulf states could see their financial wealth dwindle in the next 15 years due to falling oil revenues unless they accelerate their fiscal reforms, warned the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Feb 14, 2020

Wind_turbinesOman-based active fund manager Rakiza, which counts the country’s sovereign wealth fund as one its biggest investors, is reportedly looking to increase its investment in Oman’s renewable energy market.

Feb 14, 2020

SoldDubai-based investment firm Shuaa Capital has completed the sale of its market-making business as it continues to offload its peripheral offerings.

Feb 07, 2020

IndicesGlobal index provider FTSE Russell has agreed a deal with the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) to become the benchmark administrator for its suite of domestic equity indexes.

Feb 07, 2020

Arrow_downBahrain-based asset manager Investcorp recorded a 17% drop in profit for the second half of 2019 despite a rise in assets under management (AuM).

Feb 07, 2020

Software_platformThe Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) has launched a revamped website in an attempt to attract greater interest from investors.

Feb 07, 2020

Egypt_soldierThe new sovereign wealth fund set up by the Egyptian government is set to offer investors the chance to buy stakes in companies controlled by the country’s ministry of defence.

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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.