REAL ESTATE

Oct 07, 2015

RussiaBeset by Western sanctions, Russia is hoping to form financial ties with the Islamic world. Dave Waller reports on Moscow’s efforts to embrace sharia-compliant investment.

Oct 07, 2015

Philip DowsettThe Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a free zone with a standalone legal structure founded upon the laws of England and Wales, has attracted many banks, financial institutions and law firms, thanks to

Jun 25, 2015

The Galleria MallTangible, reliable and usually sharia-compliant, real estate has long been a favoured asset class in the Middle East. But will the low oil price cause problems for this market? Dave Waller reports.

Jun 25, 2015

PrivateIn the wake of high-profile scandals in the Middle East’s private banking networks, we asked key individuals about what clients need from the sector.

Jun 23, 2015

Dubai villasResidential property prices are likely to fall between 10-20% due partly to a decline in buyers from countries such as Russia.

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.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘Financing is the blood of Iran’s economy’

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

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

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.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: A natural interest in the topic

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

Roundtables

Middle East Investor Roundtable 2020: Dimensions of diversification

Investors in the Middle East consider the tools that will be needed to navigate the Covid-19 crisis, the continued appetite for dividend and why it’s all about tech. Chaired by Romil Patel.

South Africa asset management roundtable: Global rebound on ice

Experts discuss the investment implications of the coronavirus pandemic, a delayed rebound in global growth and dealing with South Africa’s energy issues head on. Chaired by Romil Patel in Cape Town.

South African roundtable: Taking the bull by the horns

Our panel discusses Chinese investment in Africa, financial institutions’ contribution to economic sustainability and regulatory concerns. Chaired by Romil Patel in Cape Town.

ROUNDTABLE: Hooked to the global caravan

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.