investment strategy

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.

Nov 23, 2018

Dubai_real_estateDubai-based Emirates NBD real estate investment trust (ENBD REIT) has agreed a three-year $75 million Islamic financing scheme with Standard Chartered.

Nov 23, 2018

Shenzhen_cityBahrain is looking to tap into China’s growing investment market by signing a number of memorandums of understanding (MoUs) following a recent trade delegation’s visit to Shenzhen.

Nov 16, 2018

Gulf Cooperation CouncilUAE-based Daman Investments has announced plans to launch a number of new overseas funds designed to give GCC-based investors the “protections of more robust regulatory regimes outside the UAE”.

Nov 16, 2018

Deloitte_buildingA white paper published by Deloitte has called on the Islamic finance market to share their views on developing a common practice for the operation of sukuk instruments.

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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.