investment strategy

Oct 19, 2018

Africa_factoryThe Saudi-based Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is planning to launch two funds in Africa and Asia in 2019 to raise a combined $1 billion (€872 million) for infrastructure investment.

Oct 19, 2018

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

Oct 19, 2018

ADGM_squareSpecialist investment services firm Maples Fiduciary has extended its Middle East presence after opening an office in the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM).

Oct 12, 2018

VATBahrain is set to introduce 5% value-added tax (VAT) on January 1, 2019 after the House of Representatives voted in favour of the motion.

Oct 12, 2018

African_tribal_masksSouth Africa’s position as the premier African market for international investors is being challenged by the rising economies of Kenya, Nigeria and Botswana, according to the latest Africa Financial Markets Index produced by South African bank Absa.

Oct 12, 2018

Riyadh_cityThe wealth management arm of Kuwait-based NBK Group has launched its operations in Saudi Arabia.

Oct 12, 2018

Office_buildingsSaudi asset manager Sedco Capital has concluded a European real estate investment worth $179 million.

Oct 05, 2018

Merging_blocksThe Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has nabbed a top London banker to head up its international investment activity.

Oct 05, 2018

Iran is planning to roll out a range of new financial products as part of an effort to stimulate its capital markets and withstand the re-imposition of US sanctions following its decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal.

Oct 05, 2018

Global cooperationAn executive at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) has called for greater cooperation between the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds (SWFs).

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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.