investment strategy

Mar 16, 2018

Moodys_websiteRatings agency Moody’s is predicting that Islamic Finance will continue to outgrow conventional assets in core Islamic markets as the appetite for Shariah compliant financial services increases.

Mar 16, 2018

Doha_QatarQatar’s economy is likely to withstand the economic impasse imposed by a Saudi-led alliance of neighbouring states, according to a report from Japanese banking group Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG).

Mar 16, 2018

RetirementBahrain-based alternative investment manager Investcorp is launching a $100 million fund for Omani pension funds.

Mar 16, 2018

IPOThe world’s biggest ever flotation is expected to be postponed until 2019, according to reports.

Mar 16, 2018

ApprovedThe Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) has awarded investment licences to 10 UK companies which will enable them to set up operations in the kingdom.

Mar 09, 2018

Cairo_pyramidsThe Egyptian government is considering establishing a sovereign wealth fund to manage state companies that are due to float on the national stock exchange.

Mar 09, 2018

Virtual_reality_headsetSaudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund has reportedly invested $461 million in a controversial artificial reality start-up.

Mar 09, 2018

Dubai International Finance CentreDubai’s financial hub, the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC), has reported a 25% increase in net profit for 2017, from $79 million to $99 million.

Mar 09, 2018

Moody's_websiteRating agency Moody’s has outlined the reasons behind a recent upgrade to Morocco’s credit profile by pointing to value-added exports and fiscal improvements.

Mar 09, 2018

ManamaMore than 400 delegates gathered in Bahrain to attend a financial technology forum hosted by Bahrain-based Bank ABC and Arab Financial Services and sponsored by the Central Bank of Bahrain.

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Executive Interviews

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.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: A natural interest in the topic

Mar 08, 2017

Since 2016, Guillermo Ortiz has been a chairman of Latin America’s BTG Pactual. The former central banker of Mexico talks to Nick Fitzpatrick.

Roundtables

ROUNDTABLE: Charting the pace of reform

Nov 23, 2017

Saudi Arabian index inclusion, the onset of taxes and the Dana Gas controversy were among the issues discussed by our cross-industry panel. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.

SOUTH AFRICAN ROUNDTABLE: Spirit of Ubuntu

Mar 08, 2017

The move to a three-day settlement cycle, the appearance of new stock exchanges, and recent rules on hedge funds were discussed by our panel in Cape Town. Chaired by George Mitton.