investment strategy

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.

May 18, 2018

BeijingAbu Dhabi Global Markets (ADGM), the emirate’s international financial centre, has opened its first overseas office in Beijing.

May 18, 2018

Dubai_constructionInvestors in Middle East construction projects are likely to benefit from much lower construction costs compared to other global markets, according to an industry survey.

May 18, 2018

Abu_DhabiADS Investment Solutions, a subsidiary of UAE-based financial firm ADS Securities, is planning to launch an ETF focused on Saudi Arabian equities.

May 18, 2018

Moodys_websiteDubai-based investment manager Mashreq Capital (DIFC) has paid the price for its high turnover of chief executives – four in less than 10 months - after it was downgraded by rating agency Moody’s.

May 18, 2018

VATThe Kuwaiti government has announced that it will not implement value-added tax before 2021. Instead it will continue with the introduction of an excise tax on certain goods.

May 11, 2018

Kuwait_cityPrivate investors are being encouraged to invest in infrastructure projects in Kuwait thanks to an attractive investment climate, according to a report from Deloitte.

May 11, 2018

Iran_nuclear_dealInvestors should expect an increase in market volatility and ensure they are diversified in the wake of the US president’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal this week.

May 11, 2018

DIFCUK-based Bank of London and the Middle East (BLME) has opened a branch in the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC).

May 11, 2018

Saxo_BankDenmark’s Saxo Bank has appointed Steve Weller as chief executive for the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region.

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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.