investment strategy

May 24, 2019

AcquisitionBahrain-based alternative investment manager Investcorp has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Mercury Capital Advisors, a US-based investment advisory firm.

May 24, 2019

tax on dividendsInvestors have welcomed a decision by the Oman government to suspend a 10% withholding tax on dividends and interests paid out by listed companies.

May 17, 2019

CryptocurrenciesAbu Dhabi’s financial services watchdog has granted ‘in principle’ approval for BitOasis to operate as a crypto asset exchange and custodian within the Abu Dhabi General Market (ADGM).

May 17, 2019

ManamaBahrain’s government is planning to establish a new unit to provide accurate information on its real estate market for investors and developers.

May 17, 2019

robo-advisorWahed Invest, the first shariah robo-advisor to be launched in the US, is to be expanded to over 130 international markets, including the Mena region.

May 10, 2019

Healthcare fundThe $1 billion healthcare fund that was at the centre of the collapse of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region’s biggest buyout firm has finally found a home after US private equity firm TPG agreed a deal to take over the management of Abraaj’s Growth Markets Health Fund.

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.

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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.