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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.

Aug 03, 2018

Start-upThe first half of 2018 saw a record number of investments in Middle East and North African start-ups; however, the value of disclosed investments fell by 43% compared with the same period in 2017.

Aug 03, 2018

The completion of the first sukuk issuance under Saudi Arabia’s new primary dealers programme has been welcomed by ratings agency Moody’s as a positive sign for Islamic capital market development.

Aug 03, 2018

NasdaqNasdaq Dubai has released the names of the 12 Saudi companies that will form its new equity futures to be launched in September.

Jul 27, 2018

Standard_and_PoorsThe majority of S&P and Dow Jones sharia-compliant benchmarks produced a better performance than conventional indices in the second quarter.

Jul 27, 2018

Novotel_Hotel_CasablancaKatara Hospitality, the hotels division of sovereign wealth fund the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), has teamed up with France-based AccorHotels to launch a $1 billion investment fund to develop hotels in sub-Saharan Africa.

Jul 27, 2018

Arabic_coinsSaudi Arabia’s ministry of finance has issued $925 million of Islamic bonds through a new primary dealer scheme designed to boost investor appetite for the asset class.

Jul 27, 2018

BiddingAgility, a Kuwait-based logistics firm, has joined the race to acquire the investment management business of beleaguered buy-out firm Abraaj Group.

Jul 27, 2018

Peer-to-peer_lendingFinancial watchdog Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has published a draft paper outlining a regulatory framework for private financing platforms (PFPs).

Jul 20, 2018

Dubai_marinaUAE-based conglomerate Palmon Group has launched what it claims is Dubai’s first private commercial real estate investment trust (REIT).

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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.