REGULATION

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 05, 2015

Oil pumpsA barrel of Brent crude may still cost less than $70 but that has not stopped stock markets in the Mena region posting their highest monthly return since 2009.

Mar 25, 2015

CairoPrivate equity activity is still far from the exuberant pre-financial crisis days, but reports of a handful of big deals, and improved governance standards, give investors hope. Orlando Crowcroft reports.

Mar 25, 2015

Al-MarajThe governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain says new rules on pay are fair, admits he is worried about Bitcoin, and promises more bank mergers in the coming year. George Mitton reports.

Mar 25, 2015

Al-MarajThe governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain says new rules on pay are fair, admits he is worried about Bitcoin, and promises more bank mergers in the coming year. George Mitton reports.

Mar 25, 2015

Foreign inflows, investor quotas and Saudi Arabia’s T+0 settlement system were discussed by our panel of asset servicers in Dubai. Chaired by George Mitton.

Mar 25, 2015

City squareThe low oil price could suppress initial public offerings (IPOs), causing companies to postpone or cancel plans to list. But some Middle East markets will be more resilient than others, finds George Mitton.

Feb 16, 2015

RiyadhNorthern Trust has moved its Saudi Arabian operation into a larger office in the capital, Riyadh, as it expands its local team.

Jan 14, 2015

AfricaTo build an asset servicing business in Africa, providers must choose where to locate their offices. Supportive legislation could make the task easier. George Mitton reports.

Jan 14, 2015

Our panel discuss the upgrades of Qatar and UAE by MSCI, the opening of the Saudi exchange and why Ucits is a mark of credibility. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.

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Executive Interviews

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.

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.

Roundtables

ROUNDTABLE: Charting the pace of reform

Nov 23, 2017

Saudi Arabian index inclusion, the onset of taxes and the Dana Gas controversy were among the issues discussed by our cross-industry panel. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.

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.