investment strategy

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).

Jul 20, 2018

Moody's_websiteRating agency Moody’s has upgraded Qatar’s long-term issuer ratings from negative to stable.

Jul 20, 2018

MUFG_Bank_branchJapan’s MUFG Bank has announced plans to open a bank branch in Riyadh.

Jul 20, 2018

Dubai_real_estateInvestors in the UAE’s property market have been boosted by the news that Fidu Properties, a Chinese property developer, aims to invest $1.36 billion in UAE real estate over the next three years.

Jul 20, 2018

Oil_refineryThe Public Investment Fund (PIF), a Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth vehicle, is in preliminary talks to sell part of its stake in Saudi petrochemical firm Sabic to state-owned oil company Saudi Aramco.

Jul 13, 2018

Blockchain_chainTwo MENA-based software firms have launched what they claim is the first blockchain-enabled platform for Islamic capital markets.

Jul 13, 2018

Islamic_dealThe Dubai Financial Market (DFM) has settled its first repurchase (repo) transactions.

Jul 13, 2018

Start-upThe Saudi Capital Market Authority (CMA) has awarded licences to two local start-ups in a bid to kick start its financial technology sector.

Jul 06, 2018

New_York_Plaza_HotelThe Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has acquired the New York Plaza hotel for a reported $600 million.

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Executive Interviews

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...

INTERVIEW: Protecting the investment

Nov 23, 2017

Rasmala’s trade finance fund recently passed $100 million in assets. Doug Bitcon, head of credit strategies, explains why he has to be hands-on.

Roundtables

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.

SOUTH AFRICA ROUNDTABLE: Airline syndrome

Jun 13, 2018

Our panellists tell us that instead of launching competing national projects, African countries should work together for the sake of a bigger capital market. Chaired by George Mitton in Cape Town.