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Oct 26, 2018

Abu DhabiUK-based asset manager Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has appointed former Dubai Holding chief executive Edris Alrafi as its head of Middle East and Africa.

Oct 26, 2018

DNAThe Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) is launching a second cohort of applicants for its innovation testing licence (ITL) programmes, which allows fintech startups to test their products within the DFSA’s sandbox.

Oct 26, 2018

Robo-adviserNew York-based Islamic finance firm Wahed Invest is extending its robo-adviser service to the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

Oct 19, 2018

FintechDubai-based Alcazar Capital and InQvest Partners, the investment arm of incubator Fintech Consortium, have jointly launched a $100 million (€87.2 million) global fintech fund.

Oct 19, 2018

Africa_factoryThe Saudi-based Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is planning to launch two funds in Africa and Asia in 2019 to raise a combined $1 billion (€872 million) for infrastructure investment.

Oct 19, 2018

Egypt_mapThe Egyptian government is preparing to issue its first ever international sukuk in 2019, according to finance minister Mohamed Maait.

Oct 19, 2018

ADGM_squareSpecialist investment services firm Maples Fiduciary has extended its Middle East presence after opening an office in the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM).

Oct 12, 2018

VATBahrain is set to introduce 5% value-added tax (VAT) on January 1, 2019 after the House of Representatives voted in favour of the motion.

Oct 12, 2018

African_tribal_masksSouth Africa’s position as the premier African market for international investors is being challenged by the rising economies of Kenya, Nigeria and Botswana, according to the latest Africa Financial Markets Index produced by South African bank Absa.

Oct 12, 2018

Riyadh_cityThe wealth management arm of Kuwait-based NBK Group has launched its operations in Saudi Arabia.

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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.