REGULATION

Dec 07, 2018

ApprovedIn an effort to boost its funds industry, the UAE has announced plans to expand its investment fund licensing regime across the country.

Nov 16, 2018

licence approvalThe UAE’s securities watchdog has issued Allied Investment Partners (AIP) with a number of licences allowing it to offer a range of investment services.

Nov 09, 2018

Robo-advisorRobo-advisor firm Sarwa has become the first graduate from the Dubai Financial Services Authority’s (DFSA) regulatory sandbox.

Nov 02, 2018

The UAE has issued a number of new laws designed to promote the state’s investment industry and to bring its regulations in line with international standards.

Sep 14, 2018

Deloitte_buildingFour new partners and a director have joined Deloitte’s Middle East risk advisory leadership team.

Aug 24, 2018

UAE-based ADAB Solutions has launched what it claims is the world’s first sharia-compliant cryptocurrency exchange.

Aug 17, 2018

Individuals will be allowed to invest in Islamic bonds on Nasdaq Dubai by 2019, according to remarks from its chief executive.

Aug 17, 2018

A standing committee of Saudi Arabia’s leading regulator has issued a statement reiterating the ban on the use of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.

Aug 03, 2018

Credit_Suisse_buildingCredit Suisse has stepped up its plans to expand in the Middle East by sending its chief executive to apply in person for a full banking licence from Saudi Arabia’s financial regulator.

Jul 27, 2018

Peer-to-peer_lendingFinancial watchdog Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has published a draft paper outlining a regulatory framework for private financing platforms (PFPs).

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Executive Interviews

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...

INTERVIEW: Protecting the investment

Nov 23, 2017

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.

Roundtables

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.

SOUTH AFRICA ROUNDTABLE: Airline syndrome

Jun 13, 2018

Our panellists tell us that instead of launching competing national projects, African countries should work together for the sake of a bigger capital market. Chaired by George Mitton in Cape Town.