investment strategy

Dec 14, 2018

Contract handshakeThe Saudi Venture Capital Company (SVCC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with US venture capital (VC) investor Tim Draper to establish a VC investment fund to finance small and medium enterprises in the heath, finance, education, energy and agricultural sectors.

Dec 14, 2018

digital settlementThe central banks of UAE and Saudi Arabia have teamed up to launch the first cross-border payments using a digital currency.

Dec 07, 2018

ApprovedIn an effort to boost its funds industry, the UAE has announced plans to expand its investment fund licensing regime across the country.

Dec 07, 2018

Desert_oil_pumpsQatar, the world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG), is set to withdraw from Opec after more than 60 years as a member of the oil cartel.

Dec 07, 2018

Contract_handshakeDubai-based investment manager has teamed up with London-based Mena Capital to develop a number of new equities offerings.

Dec 07, 2018

FintechKuwait's central bank is launching a regulatory sandbox for startups, joining a crowded regional field jostling to become the Middle East's top fintech spot.

Dec 07, 2018

MoscowA Russia-Saudi foundation is set to invest more than $2 billion of funds in Russia during 2019.

Nov 30, 2018

Mena’s private equity (PE) market is in danger of losing the deal momentum it has gradually built up in the last decade following the financial crisis, according to a report from Fitch Solutions.

Nov 30, 2018

US_real_estateBahrain-based alternative fund manager Investcorp has splashed out $311 million to add to its US multi-family property portfolio.

Nov 30, 2018

BlockchainUAE-based Al Hilal Bank has made what it claims is the first sukuk transaction to be processed on the blockchain.

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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.