investment strategy

May 10, 2019

Start-upThe Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) is set to launch a venture capital fund designed to boost financing for local start-ups and to help new fund managers looking to establish themselves in the UAE’s capital.

May 10, 2019

Denied_stampThe Kuwait Central Bank has withheld its approval for Warba Bank’s planned acquisition of asset management firm Kuwait & Middle East Financial Investment Company (KMEFIC).

May 10, 2019

MergerGulf Capital and Waha Capital, two of Abu Dhabi’s most prominent investment firms, are reportedly in talks over a possible merger.

May 03, 2019

Saudi_Arabian_stocksThe Saudi Stock Exchange, or Tadawul, is to reduce its trading fees in order to encourage more secondary trading of debt and greater involvement from retail and institutional investors.

May 03, 2019

Arabic_traderBoursa Kuwait has announced the launch of a number of new products and investment instruments as part of the third phase of Kuwait’s Capital Markets Authority (CMA) market development project.

May 03, 2019

InvestingBahrain-based Al Waha Fund of Funds has commemorated its first anniversary by announcing that it has invested 50% of its $100 million fund.

Apr 26, 2019

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is set to acquire a 24% stake in a New York real estate portfolio worth that includes a number of iconic Manhattan properties.

Apr 18, 2019

ADGM_squareAbu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the emirate’s international financial centre, has enacted its new laws on anti-money laundering and terrorist financing.

Apr 18, 2019

StartupAfricInvest, a Tunisian private equity firm, has teamed up with Cathay Innovation, the venture capital fund set up by France-based Cathay Capital, to launch a venture capital fund targeting African startups.

Apr 18, 2019

ApprovedThe government of Saudi Arabia has “approved the framework” of its sovereign wealth fund the Public Investment Fund (PIF).

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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.