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Apr 12, 2019

DubaiVeteran private banker Mubashar Ayoob has been appointed by Deutsche Bank as the head of its wealth management business in the Gulf region.

Apr 12, 2019

Nizwa_Souk-OmanOman-based Islamic bank, Bank Nizwa, is launching its first wealth management office in its home city of Nizwa.

Apr 05, 2019

Kuwait_city_skylineEuropean independent white-label ETF platform HANetf has announced the debut of its KMEFIC FTSE Kuwait Equity Ucits ETF, which it claims is the first European ETF to offer pure play exposure to Kuwait equities.

Apr 05, 2019

HandshakeSwiss investment manager Unigestion has expanded its sales team with the appointment of Cyrille Urfer as head of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) and institutional clients Middle East.

Apr 05, 2019

World_Bank_buildingConcerns about the slowdown in Mena’s largest export markets and a pressing need for economic reforms have led the World Bank has cut its 2019 growth forecast for the region.

Mar 29, 2019

Robo-adviserThe Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has issued directives on digital financial advice following a consultation with the industry.

Mar 29, 2019

Real_estate_fundSaudi-based fund manager Shuaa Capital has unveiled its first real estate investment trust (Shuaa Reit) after gaining regulatory approval for the closed-ended and publicly traded fund from the Capital Market Authority of Saudi Arabia.

Mar 29, 2019

Signing_dealSaudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund has sold its 70% share in Saudi Basic Industries Corp (Sabic) to Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil producer.

Mar 29, 2019

Mena_Story_ImageDubai-based investment manager Daman Investments is expecting to launch two new funds before the end of the year.

Mar 29, 2019

Moodys_websiteRating agency Moody’s has warned investors that the political uncertainty in Algeria will weaken its growth outlook and exacerbate the country’s underlying economic and fiscal challenges.

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