investment strategy

Oct 05, 2018

Desert_oil_pumpsAbu Dhabi-based oil and gas company International Petroleum Investment Company (Ipic) is looking to move $8.8 billion of debt to sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Development Company (MDC), following the merger of the two state-run companies in 2017.

Sep 28, 2018

Persian gulf statesSaudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Bahrain and Kuwait are set to join JP Morgan’s emerging market government bond indices in 2019.

Sep 28, 2018

Real_estateDubai-based Gulf Islamic Investments (GII) has signed a joint venture with US boutique asset manager FD Stone Water (FDS) to manage real estate investments in the US.

Sep 28, 2018

FintechJordan’s Arab Bank is to launch a £30 million venture fund targeting financial technology firms, according to its chief operating officer.

Sep 21, 2018

Electric_car_parking_spaceSaudi Arabia's sovereign wealth investment vehicle, the Public Investment Fund (PIF), has invested $1 billion in electric car manufacturer Lucid Motors.

Sep 21, 2018

Sustainable investmentsEmirati investors’ growing interest in sustainable investments is being held back by a lack of information about such strategies, according to Schroders.

Sep 21, 2018

Moody'sThe market for Islamic financial instruments is growing in 18 African countries, according to a recent report from rating agency Moody’s.

Sep 21, 2018

Abu DhabiThe Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the emirate's international financial centre, has underlined its financial technology ambitions with the launch of a digital sandbox.

Sep 14, 2018

Abu DhabiGlobal custodian State Street has expanded its Middle East presence by opening its first office in Abu Dhabi.

Sep 14, 2018

Dubai_skylineDubai has claimed to be the largest asset management domicile in the Mena region after its financial hub, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), reported a 6% growth in registrations.

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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.