investment strategy

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.

May 18, 2018

Abu_DhabiADS Investment Solutions, a subsidiary of UAE-based financial firm ADS Securities, is planning to launch an ETF focused on Saudi Arabian equities.

May 18, 2018

Moodys_websiteDubai-based investment manager Mashreq Capital (DIFC) has paid the price for its high turnover of chief executives – four in less than 10 months - after it was downgraded by rating agency Moody’s.

May 18, 2018

VATThe Kuwaiti government has announced that it will not implement value-added tax before 2021. Instead it will continue with the introduction of an excise tax on certain goods.

May 11, 2018

Kuwait_cityPrivate investors are being encouraged to invest in infrastructure projects in Kuwait thanks to an attractive investment climate, according to a report from Deloitte.

May 11, 2018

Iran_nuclear_dealInvestors should expect an increase in market volatility and ensure they are diversified in the wake of the US president’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal this week.

May 11, 2018

DIFCUK-based Bank of London and the Middle East (BLME) has opened a branch in the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC).

May 11, 2018

Saxo_BankDenmark’s Saxo Bank has appointed Steve Weller as chief executive for the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region.

May 11, 2018

Standard-CharteredStandard Chartered has hired Chris van Staden as regional head of securities services, Africa and Middle East (AME).

May 04, 2018

CryptocurrenciesRegulatory authorities in Abu Dhabi have proposed a legislative framework to bring more order to crypto asset activity in the region and to attract institutional investors.

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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.