Trading

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.

Jul 13, 2018

Islamic_dealThe Dubai Financial Market (DFM) has settled its first repurchase (repo) transactions.

Jun 22, 2018

ETF_blocksInvesco has launched what it claims is the first exchange-traded fund (ETF) in Europe to offer passive exposure to Saudi Arabia.

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.

Jun 08, 2018

ClassificationBoursa Kuwait is to adopt the Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB) from index provider FTSE Russell for all of its listed equity stocks.

Jun 08, 2018

ETFsAssets invested in exchange-traded funds and products (ETFs and ETPs) in the Middle East and North Africa fell 1% to $37.9 billion in April 2018, according to figures from consultant ETFGI.

May 18, 2018

Abu_DhabiADS Investment Solutions, a subsidiary of UAE-based financial firm ADS Securities, is planning to launch an ETF focused on Saudi Arabian equities.

Apr 27, 2018

Shanghai-Stock-ExchangeThe Shanghai Stock Exchange is planning to open an exchange venue in Abu Dhabi in advance of the Belt and Road initiative, China’s ambitious global development strategy.

Apr 06, 2018

ETF listingQatar-based asset manager Amwal has listed what it claims is the largest exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the Gulf region.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘Financing is the blood of Iran’s economy’

Jan 04, 2019

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

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...

Roundtables

ROUNDTABLE: Hooked to the global caravan

Jan 04, 2019

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’

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.