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Aug 07, 2020

Rating agency Moody’s has forecast a 5% decline in global sukuk issuance this year due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

Feb 28, 2020

TadawulAnalytics firm IHS Markit has teamed up with Tadawul, the Saudi stock exchange, to develop a series of riyal-denominated indices in order to boost Saudi Arabia’s domestic bond market.

Feb 07, 2020

Arabic_traderUAE-based fund manager Noor Capital has teamed up with UK-based prime broker CFH Clearing to launch a new multi-asset trading and liquidity platform.

Jan 03, 2020

The Kuwait Stock Exchange has ended 2019 as the top performer among Mena’s exchange indices finishing the year up more than 32.4%.

Jan 03, 2020

Turkey’s sovereign wealth fund has increased its stake in the country’s main stock exchange to more than 90% after acquiring the 10% share formerly held by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Nov 29, 2019

Arabic_traderThe Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) has approved the introduction of short-term trading in a bid to encourage greater capital markets activity and attract more investors.

Aug 15, 2019

Abu Dhabi-based sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Investments has reportedly invested more than $1 million in a cryptocurrency exchange.

May 03, 2019

Saudi_Arabian_stocksThe Saudi Stock Exchange, or Tadawul, is to reduce its trading fees in order to encourage more secondary trading of debt and greater involvement from retail and institutional investors.

Feb 01, 2019

Tadawul, the Saudi stock exchange, and index provider MSCI have teamed up to launch the MSCI Tadawul 30, a tradeable index designed to provide investors with a benchmark for the largest and most liquid stocks in the kingdom.

Aug 03, 2018

NasdaqNasdaq Dubai has released the names of the 12 Saudi companies that will form its new equity futures to be launched in September.

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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

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.

MENA ROUNDTABLE: ‘The story is about reforms’

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.