REAL ESTATE

Jul 09, 2014

Waft OwenWhen the 15-storey twin banners announcing the successful IPO of Emirates REIT [real estate investment trust] were unfurled on the Gate Building in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) on April 8, 2014, it was a significant event for everyone concerned.

Jul 09, 2014

Our panel in Abu Dhabi discussed sovereign wealth funds, plans for the UAE’s second financial free zone, and memories of unscrupulous wealth managers. Chaired by George Mitton.

Jul 09, 2014

RiyadhNew fund rules in Saudi Arabia could open up the market for independent custodians, though some obstacles must still be overcome. George Mitton reports.

Jul 09, 2014

IV picThe UAE and Qatar have been reclassified from frontier to emerging markets by MSCI. However the region’s giant, Saudi Arabia, looms large, says Akber Khan, of Al Rayan Investment.

Jul 09, 2014

zawya-logoMENA stock markets continued to rally in the first quarter of the year and the region’s IPO market is expected to pick up.

Mar 10, 2014

A greater focus on domestic affairs under the new emir could yield investment opportunities in Qatar, but the country’s asset management industry is still finding its feet. Chaired by George Mitton in Doha.

Mar 10, 2014

A greater focus on domestic affairs under the new emir could yield investment opportunities in Qatar, but the country’s asset management industry is still finding its feet. Chaired by George Mitton in Doha.

Mar 10, 2014

zawya-logoMiddle East markets galloped ahead in the fourth quarter of 2013, with Dubai and Egyptian stock indices posting double-digit gains.

Dec 20, 2013

TowersWhat will happen to frontier market funds when the UAE and Qatar become emerging markets? Managers may have to increase their holdings in Kuwait, finds George Mitton.

Dec 20, 2013

Reda-GomaaGovernment spending in the Mena region should drive up stock prices even though valuations are not as cheap as at the start of 2013. Reda Gomma, equity portfolio manager at Mashreq Capital, says it’s important to be selective.

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Executive Interviews

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INTERVIEW: Totally mega

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Roundtables

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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.