Trading

Jan 07, 2016

Dhows DohaIn a difficult year for the oil-exporting countries of the Middle East, Qatar’s economy is expected to grow nearly 5%. George Mitton reports.

Jan 07, 2016

Sarah-El-SerafyAsset management activities in Qatar are regulated by several laws. A fund may take the form of a joint stock company, limited liability or limited partnership and must be incorporated in Qatar.

Jan 07, 2016

Arab businessmenRegional equity markets fell again in the third quarter. A survey of Middle East fund managers suggests many are planning to cut their allocations to the region, finds Gerard Aoun.

Dec 08, 2015

Falling oil pricesMore hardship is predicted for asset managers in the Gulf after the price of oil sank to its lowest level since the financial crisis.

Nov 17, 2015

Abu Dhabi2Institutions account for a rising proportion of investor registrations on Abu Dhabi's stock exchange, hinting at a maturing of the Gulf stock market that could help to stabilise prices in the long term.

Oct 07, 2015

Pie chart treeSovereign wealth funds such as ADIA are managing more of their money internally. George Mitton reports on a worrying trend for external asset managers.

Oct 07, 2015

Steve BarnettCan Abu Dhabi'€™s financial free zone attract the world'€™s top asset managers to set up offices? George Mitton interviews Steve Barnett, director of strategy and business planning.

Oct 07, 2015

Steve BarnettCan Abu Dhabi'€™s financial free zone attract the world'€™s top asset managers to set up offices? George Mitton interviews Steve Barnett, director of strategy and business planning.

Oct 07, 2015

ErbilPolitical pressures forced the Kurdistan region of Iraq to shelve plans to issue its own bonds. Sharmila Devi asks whether the region will ever be an independent issuer.

Oct 07, 2015

Man in camoDoes the bombing of a Kuwaiti mosque in June herald an increased terrorism risk in the Gulf countries? If so, how should regional investors respond? George Mitton reports.

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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.