REGULATION

Jun 25, 2015

Zawya logoWeak oil prices weighed on the main Gulf stock markets during the first quarter of the year, but Egypt’s market rallied after a conference pledged tens of billions of dollars of investment for the country.

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.

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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.