NEWS

Nov 17, 2017

Dubai_constructionThe value of corporate and infrastructure bonds issued in the Gulf countries this year has doubled compared with 2016.

Nov 17, 2017

Handshake_contractQatar First Bank has sold its stake in Amanat Holding, a Dubai-listed healthcare and education company.

Nov 17, 2017

DIFCThe Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has launched a $100 million fund to invest in financial technology companies.

Nov 17, 2017

Desert_oil_pumpsRising oil production in several countries is helping to stimulate economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Nov 17, 2017

JeddahSaudi Arabia says it will issue licences for foreign entrepreneurs to set up businesses in a new city north of Jeddah.

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Executive Interviews

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.

We’ll launch our first equity fund next year

Dec 08, 2016

Not many banks plant olive trees, but the Bank of Palestine has a social mission. It also has ambitious expansion plans, says chairman Hashim Shawa. He talks to George Mitton.

Roundtables

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.

ROUNDTABLE: Growing pains

Mar 08, 2017

Our panel in Qatar spoke about frustration with regulators, a shortage of listed companies and plans for a new financial city in Doha. Chaired by George Mitton.