investment strategy

Feb 08, 2019

Nasdaq Dubai has signed an agreement with index provider FTSE Russell to launch derivatives based on FTSE’s Saudi Arabia equity indexes.

Feb 01, 2019

Debt issuance in Mena markets is likely to exceed $80 billion according to a white paper penned by a trio of asset managers.

Feb 01, 2019

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund Public Investment Fund (PIF) is set to begin development of Neom, the $500 billion futuristic city which has become a key part of the government’s Vision 2030 economic reform plan.

Jan 25, 2019

Private_equity_searchThe Mena region’s private equity sector look set to face another challenging year following the slow fundraising that characterised the last 12 months.

Jan 25, 2019

Latin_AmericaAbraaj Group, the Dubai-based buyout firm, has found a buyer for its Latin American private equity business.

Jan 25, 2019

Computer_processor_chipThe Kuwait government is set to establish a $200 million fund for technology investments according to comments from its deputy prime minister and foreign minister.

Jan 18, 2019

Private_equityBahrain-based alternative manager Investcorp has teamed up with UK private equity firm Coller Capital to form a $1 billion European private equity portfolio.

Jan 18, 2019

US_savings_bondQatar’s sovereign wealth fund, the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), is looking to bolster its US portfolio and increase its assets to $45 billion in the next two years.

Jan 18, 2019

Islamic_dealThe Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) and Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote the investment industry in their respective countries.

Jan 11, 2019

Dollar_pressInternational investors have clamoured to buy Saudi Arabia’s first dollar bond issuance since the international outcry over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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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.