investment strategy

Mar 16, 2018

IPOThe world’s biggest ever flotation is expected to be postponed until 2019, according to reports.

Mar 16, 2018

ApprovedThe Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) has awarded investment licences to 10 UK companies which will enable them to set up operations in the kingdom.

Mar 09, 2018

Cairo_pyramidsThe Egyptian government is considering establishing a sovereign wealth fund to manage state companies that are due to float on the national stock exchange.

Mar 09, 2018

Virtual_reality_headsetSaudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund has reportedly invested $461 million in a controversial artificial reality start-up.

Mar 09, 2018

Dubai International Finance CentreDubai’s financial hub, the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC), has reported a 25% increase in net profit for 2017, from $79 million to $99 million.

Mar 09, 2018

Moody's_websiteRating agency Moody’s has outlined the reasons behind a recent upgrade to Morocco’s credit profile by pointing to value-added exports and fiscal improvements.

Mar 09, 2018

ManamaMore than 400 delegates gathered in Bahrain to attend a financial technology forum hosted by Bahrain-based Bank ABC and Arab Financial Services and sponsored by the Central Bank of Bahrain.

Mar 02, 2018

Bonds_newspaperThe UAE’s largest bank, First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), has issued a $650 million, five-year sukuk. The final price was registered as 95 basis points above midswaps, stated the bank.

Mar 02, 2018

Company_reshuffleDubai-based private equity firm Abraaj Group has appointed two new chief executives for its fund management business Abraaj Investment Management (AIM) as part of a management reshuffle.

Mar 02, 2018

Derivatives_screenAbu Dhabi-based brokerage Securities & Investment Company (Sico) UAE has become a member of Nasdaq Dubai’s equity derivatives market.

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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.