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Jun 29, 2018

Persian_gulf_mapThe GCC member states have announced plans for “an integrated programme that will soon be announced to enable the Kingdom of Bahrain to support its economic reforms and fiscal stability”.

Jun 29, 2018

FintechAbu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the emirate’s international financial centre, has signed a cooperation agreement with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) to jointly promote their respective fintech sectors.

Jun 29, 2018

InvestmentKuwait’s lawmakers are planning to introduce new foreign investment rules in order to generate a greater capital influx and stimulate its sluggish economy, following in the footsteps of the UAE and Saudi Arabia which have both introduced similar measures in recent weeks to help move away from an oil-dependent economy.

Jun 22, 2018

Emerging marketIndex provider MSCI has upgraded Saudi equities to emerging market status by including them in its widely tracked Emerging Markets index.

Jun 22, 2018

ETF_blocksInvesco has launched what it claims is the first exchange-traded fund (ETF) in Europe to offer passive exposure to Saudi Arabia.

Jun 22, 2018

Pension_protectionSovereign wealth fund the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) is set to acquire a 21.4% stake in UK insurer the Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC).

Jun 22, 2018

Mergers and acquisitionsPlans for a three-way merger between Islamic lender Masraf Al Rayan, Barwa Bank and the International Bank of Qatar (IBQ) have been shelved; however, an alliance between Barwa and IBQ is reportedly close to being announced.

Jun 22, 2018

DubaiDubai-based bank Emirates Islamic has hired Salah Amin as its new chief executive.

Jun 15, 2018

Desert_oil_pumpsHigher oil and gas returns helped Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) post record revenues, an 11.6% increase in net income and a 13.8% increase in revenue for 2017.

Jun 15, 2018

Saudi_Arabian_stockSaudi Arabia aims to woo international investors with a new method for calculating foreign investment in alignment with G-20 economies.

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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.