REAL ESTATE

Jun 23, 2015

Telecoms tower1Etisalat, one of only two telecoms firms in the UAE, will allow foreigners to buy up to a fifth of its shares for the first time.

May 19, 2015

TaxThe Egyptian government's decision to suspend a capital gains tax for two years has been welcomed as a sign the country will be friendly to investors in coming months.

May 12, 2015

Handshake 3A deal to collaborate and share information between the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Dubai hints at greater ties between the two exchanges.

May 12, 2015

Flats in-JeddahThe Saudi subsidiary of Kuwait-based Global Investment House has formed a tie-up with a Saudi property developer to launch a real estate fund.

Apr 28, 2015

PromotionKuwait-based Global Investment House has promoted three staff to its executive team as part of its development and succession planning.

Apr 21, 2015

Dubai villasSale prices of residential property in Dubai will fall by up to 5% in the first half of the year before stabilising in the second half, according to a new prediction by consultancy Deloitte.

Mar 25, 2015

Oil barrelOil is cheap, but for how long? And can the Gulf economies take the pain? George Mitton reports.

Mar 25, 2015

Rock cliffNine countries in the Middle East and North Africa are classified as frontier markets by index compiler MSCI, but only seven are part of the Frontier Markets index. We profile them below.

Mar 10, 2015

Real estate2Real estate remains a hugely popular asset class among wealthy people in the Gulf, with 81% of respondents in a survey saying they plan to increase their real estate investments in

Jan 14, 2015

DubaiBy opening its stock market to foreigners and building a financial district in Riyadh, could Saudi Arabia seize prominence as the Gulf region’s financial hub? Not for some time, finds Dave Waller.

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Executive Interviews

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: A natural interest in the topic

Mar 08, 2017

Since 2016, Guillermo Ortiz has been a chairman of Latin America’s BTG Pactual. The former central banker of Mexico talks to Nick Fitzpatrick.

We’ll launch our first equity fund next year

Dec 08, 2016

Not many banks plant olive trees, but the Bank of Palestine has a social mission. It also has ambitious expansion plans, says chairman Hashim Shawa. He talks to George Mitton.

Roundtables

SOUTH AFRICAN ROUNDTABLE: Spirit of Ubuntu

Mar 08, 2017

The move to a three-day settlement cycle, the appearance of new stock exchanges, and recent rules on hedge funds were discussed by our panel in Cape Town. Chaired by George Mitton.

ROUNDTABLE: Growing pains

Mar 08, 2017

Our panel in Qatar spoke about frustration with regulators, a shortage of listed companies and plans for a new financial city in Doha. Chaired by George Mitton.