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Feb 09, 2018

BitcoinThe United Arab Emirates’ financial regulator has warned investors about the risks of cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings (ICOs) following a volatile few weeks for cryptocurrencies.

Feb 09, 2018

Healthcare1Dubai-based private equity firm Abraaj Group has denied accusations that it misspent funds intended for a number of healthcare projects in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

Feb 09, 2018

Lenovo_logoBahrain’s sovereign wealth fund, Mumtalakat Holding Company, has partnered with US-based Sentinel Real Estate Investment Corporation to acquire the US campus of computer manufacturer Lenovo.

Feb 02, 2018

Sovereign-wealth-fundsAlternative investments now make up almost a quarter (23%) of all sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) asset allocations, according to a report from PwC.

Feb 02, 2018

LogisticsHSBC Saudi Arabia has appointed Bahrain-based Arcapita as an advisor to its $150m logistics fund. Arcapita will be expected to help HSBC identify assets as well as providing asset management and fund administration services for a fund targeting warehouses and other logistics assets in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Feb 02, 2018

Dubai_real_estateAfter a challenging 2017, Dubai’s real estate sector is predicted to undergo a year of disruption in 2018 thanks to the introduction of VAT and the emergence of new technology, according to a report from Deloitte.

Feb 02, 2018

Power_stationOne of Africa’s largest infrastructure equity fund managers, Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), has acquired a minority share in the Amandi IPP power plant located in western Ghana.

Dec 01, 2017

Moodys_websiteA ruling in a dispute over sukuk issued by Dana Gas is “credit positive” for Islamic finance, according to a ratings agency.

Dec 01, 2017

Merging_blocksNearly two-thirds (65%) of respondents in a survey of Middle East and North African businesses said they would pursue merger and acquisition deals in the next 12 months.

Dec 01, 2017

Handshake1The Bahrain Economic Development Board says it will collaborate with and support Almas Nexus, a US-based investment platform for institutions.

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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.