investment strategy

Aug 24, 2018

The Egyptian government is looking to increase its foreign direct investment by more than 40% and create 750,000 jobs in the current fiscal year as part of a five year development plan.

Aug 17, 2018

Saudi-based International Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) will team up with US fund manager Federated Investors to launch a sharia-compliant trade finance fund.

Aug 17, 2018

Individuals will be allowed to invest in Islamic bonds on Nasdaq Dubai by 2019, according to remarks from its chief executive.

Aug 17, 2018

Dubai-based independent gas company Dana Gas has completed the restructuring of its controversial $700 million sukuk.

Aug 10, 2018

Tesla_factorySaudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth vehicle, the Public Investment Fund (PIF), has acquired a minority stake in electric car manufacturer Tesla, according to reports.

Aug 10, 2018

ManamaBahrain-based private equity firm Investcorp is preparing to make its first direct investments into China and India in the next 12 to 18 months, according to comments made by its co-chief executive.

Aug 10, 2018

Libya_mapThe Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) says it will abandon its head office in Tripoli after senior management suffered a number of security breaches.

Aug 10, 2018

Total fees for investment banking activity in the Middle East and North Africa fell for the third consecutive year, according to data compiled by Thomson Reuters.

Aug 03, 2018

Aluminium warehouseThe consolidation of the McClaren Group and the performance of the aluminium market helped Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat boost its consolidated assets to $15.4 billion in 2017, a 46% increase on the previous year.

Aug 03, 2018

Credit_Suisse_buildingCredit Suisse has stepped up its plans to expand in the Middle East by sending its chief executive to apply in person for a full banking licence from Saudi Arabia’s financial regulator.

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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.