investment strategy

Mar 29, 2018

Arabic_coinsThe Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) has issued three draft proposals concerning the regulation of sharia-compliant capital markets products.

Mar 29, 2018

Steel_factoryKuwait-based investment firm Global Investment House (Global) has successfully offloaded its controlling stake in Jazeera Steel, an Omani company listed on the Muscat Securities Market.

Mar 28, 2018

Merging fundsThe Abu Dhabi Investment Council is merging two of its biggest sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) to create a new investment vehicle with more than $200 billion in assets.

Mar 28, 2018

DubaiInvestment conglomerate Dubai Holding has recruited Sharjil Anwar as its new chief financial officer.

Mar 28, 2018

Islamic_financeA group of investors led by Dubai Investments is to set up an Islamic bank that will list on Nasdaq Dubai.

Mar 28, 2018

VAT violationsMore than 3,500 value-added tax (VAT) violations have been reported by Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Zakat and Tax (GAZT), according to reports.

Mar 28, 2018

Software, dataAsset management software provider Objectway has signed a distribution agreement with Lebanon-based banking software firm BML Istisharat.

Mar 16, 2018

Moodys_websiteRatings agency Moody’s is predicting that Islamic Finance will continue to outgrow conventional assets in core Islamic markets as the appetite for Shariah compliant financial services increases.

Mar 16, 2018

Doha_QatarQatar’s economy is likely to withstand the economic impasse imposed by a Saudi-led alliance of neighbouring states, according to a report from Japanese banking group Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG).

Mar 16, 2018

RetirementBahrain-based alternative investment manager Investcorp is launching a $100 million fund for Omani pension funds.

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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.