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Jul 20, 2018

MUFG_Bank_branchJapan’s MUFG Bank has announced plans to open a bank branch in Riyadh.

Jul 20, 2018

Dubai_real_estateInvestors in the UAE’s property market have been boosted by the news that Fidu Properties, a Chinese property developer, aims to invest $1.36 billion in UAE real estate over the next three years.

Jul 20, 2018

Oil_refineryThe Public Investment Fund (PIF), a Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth vehicle, is in preliminary talks to sell part of its stake in Saudi petrochemical firm Sabic to state-owned oil company Saudi Aramco.

Jul 13, 2018

Blockchain_chainTwo MENA-based software firms have launched what they claim is the first blockchain-enabled platform for Islamic capital markets.

Jul 13, 2018

Islamic_dealThe Dubai Financial Market (DFM) has settled its first repurchase (repo) transactions.

Jul 13, 2018

Start-upThe Saudi Capital Market Authority (CMA) has awarded licences to two local start-ups in a bid to kick start its financial technology sector.

Jul 06, 2018

New_York_Plaza_HotelThe Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has acquired the New York Plaza hotel for a reported $600 million.

Jul 06, 2018

NegotiationA proposed deal from US investment manager Colony Capital to buy part of the fund management business of troubled Dubai-based private equity firm Abraaj Capital is reportedly in doubt after meeting resistance from investors.

Jul 06, 2018

Solar_panelsThe Public Investment Fund (PIF), a Saudi Arabian sovereign investment vehicle, has splashed out on a 15.2% stake in Saudi-based Acwa Power, one of the region’s largest solar power developers.

Jul 06, 2018

Johannesburg_airportAfrican Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) has taken a 50% stake in Societe d’Exploitation et de Gestion Aeroportuaires (Sega), a pan-African holding company specialising in airport investments across West and Central Africa.

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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.