investment strategy

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.

Mar 16, 2018

IPOThe world’s biggest ever flotation is expected to be postponed until 2019, according to reports.

Mar 16, 2018

ApprovedThe Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) has awarded investment licences to 10 UK companies which will enable them to set up operations in the kingdom.

Mar 09, 2018

Cairo_pyramidsThe Egyptian government is considering establishing a sovereign wealth fund to manage state companies that are due to float on the national stock exchange.

Mar 09, 2018

Virtual_reality_headsetSaudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund has reportedly invested $461 million in a controversial artificial reality start-up.

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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.