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Jun 01, 2018

Fitch_RatingsDespite increased investor interest, the growth of the global sukuk market is being held back by structural constraints, according to a report from ratings agency Fitch.

Jun 01, 2018

ImmigrationFollowing the UAE’s recent reforms of foreign ownership and visa rules, Bahrain is considering extending its own residency rules.

Jun 01, 2018

Abraaj Group leaversBeleaguered Dubai-based private equity fund manager Abraaj Group faces more problems after the sudden departure of two senior executives.

May 25, 2018

Dubai_mallThe UAE government is set to allow foreign investors to possess sole ownership of local businesses as part of sweeping reforms to boost foreign direct investment. In addition, the government will grant ten-year visas to expatriates.

May 25, 2018

Saudi Arabian stocksInvestors in Saudi stocks will have access to new hedging tools after Nasdaq Dubai revealed plans to launch equity futures on Saudi stocks.

May 25, 2018

Real_estatePrivate debt is forecast to become a greater source of funding for real estate investment in the Middle East, according to a report from investment manager Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL) and law firm Clifford Chance.

May 25, 2018

Merging_blocksAlizz Islamic Bank and Oman Arab Bank have entered merger talks in yet another example of consolidation in the GCC’s banking sector.

May 25, 2018

Kuwait Finance HouseKuwait’s second biggest lender, Kuwait Finance House (KFH), is planning its biggest ever play in the Islamic finance market with the issue of a $3 billion Islamic bonds programme.

May 18, 2018

BeijingAbu Dhabi Global Markets (ADGM), the emirate’s international financial centre, has opened its first overseas office in Beijing.

May 18, 2018

Dubai_constructionInvestors in Middle East construction projects are likely to benefit from much lower construction costs compared to other global markets, according to an industry survey.

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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.