investment strategy

Mar 29, 2019

Robo-adviserThe Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has issued directives on digital financial advice following a consultation with the industry.

Mar 29, 2019

Real_estate_fundSaudi-based fund manager Shuaa Capital has unveiled its first real estate investment trust (Shuaa Reit) after gaining regulatory approval for the closed-ended and publicly traded fund from the Capital Market Authority of Saudi Arabia.

Mar 29, 2019

Signing_dealSaudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund has sold its 70% share in Saudi Basic Industries Corp (Sabic) to Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil producer.

Mar 29, 2019

Mena_Story_ImageDubai-based investment manager Daman Investments is expecting to launch two new funds before the end of the year.

Mar 29, 2019

Moodys_websiteRating agency Moody’s has warned investors that the political uncertainty in Algeria will weaken its growth outlook and exacerbate the country’s underlying economic and fiscal challenges.

Mar 22, 2019

Emerging_marketsSaudi Arabia’s stock exchange is readying itself for a sizeable investment boost in light of the inclusion of Saudi stocks on two of the world’s leading emerging market indices.

Mar 22, 2019

Bahrain-BourseBahrain-based investment company Ithmaar Holding is to get a capital boost of $300 million later this year.

Mar 22, 2019

Fitch_Ratings_buildingEgypt has been given a ratings boost by Fitch in light of its progress in implementing economic and fiscal reforms.

Mar 15, 2019

Mutual_fundsThe three main regulators of mutual funds in the UAE have joined together to launch a fund passport scheme designed to boost the country’s funds industry.

Mar 15, 2019

StartupThe Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has launched a $10 million fund focused on local fintech start-ups.

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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.