REAL ESTATE

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.

Jan 14, 2015

Magnifying glassIn 2008, the private equity industry in the MENA region raised $6.4 billion. In 2013, it raised a tenth of that. We ask regional experts whether the market can recover.

Jan 14, 2015

Zawya logoMajor Gulf markets posted third quarter double-digit gains, while Emaar Malls Group grabbed attention with the largest IPO on UAE markets in five years.

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A recent sovereign bond issue from Saudi Arabia underlines the appeal of emerging market investing. What must investors consider when allocating to this asset class? Firas Mallah of BMO Global Asset Management shares his views.

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.