investment strategy

Aug 17, 2018

Individuals will be allowed to invest in Islamic bonds on Nasdaq Dubai by 2019, according to remarks from its chief executive.

Aug 17, 2018

Dubai-based independent gas company Dana Gas has completed the restructuring of its controversial $700 million sukuk.

Aug 10, 2018

Tesla_factorySaudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth vehicle, the Public Investment Fund (PIF), has acquired a minority stake in electric car manufacturer Tesla, according to reports.

Aug 10, 2018

ManamaBahrain-based private equity firm Investcorp is preparing to make its first direct investments into China and India in the next 12 to 18 months, according to comments made by its co-chief executive.

Aug 10, 2018

Libya_mapThe Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) says it will abandon its head office in Tripoli after senior management suffered a number of security breaches.

Aug 10, 2018

Total fees for investment banking activity in the Middle East and North Africa fell for the third consecutive year, according to data compiled by Thomson Reuters.

Aug 03, 2018

Aluminium warehouseThe consolidation of the McClaren Group and the performance of the aluminium market helped Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat boost its consolidated assets to $15.4 billion in 2017, a 46% increase on the previous year.

Aug 03, 2018

Credit_Suisse_buildingCredit Suisse has stepped up its plans to expand in the Middle East by sending its chief executive to apply in person for a full banking licence from Saudi Arabia’s financial regulator.

Aug 03, 2018

Start-upThe first half of 2018 saw a record number of investments in Middle East and North African start-ups; however, the value of disclosed investments fell by 43% compared with the same period in 2017.

Aug 03, 2018

The completion of the first sukuk issuance under Saudi Arabia’s new primary dealers programme has been welcomed by ratings agency Moody’s as a positive sign for Islamic capital market development.

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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.