NEWS

Sep 13, 2019

HandshakeColumbia Threadneedle has poached a Franklin Templeton investment director to head up its operations in the Middle East.

Sep 13, 2019

Egypt_mapEgypt's long awaited sovereign wealth fund will go live in October according to the country's minister of finance.

Sep 13, 2019

InvestmentUAE-based asset manager Allied Investment Partners has announced plans to launch funds worth more than $1 billion over the next four years.

Sep 13, 2019

Mergers_and_acquisitionsAny concern that investment in Saudi Arabia would be adversely affected by the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the links with crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman appear to be misplaced with the kingdom enjoying a boost in merger and acquisitions and an increase in IPO activity.

Sep 13, 2019

Moody'sFragile investor confidence, a slowing global economy and political risk in the Middle East has increased the risk of a tightening in financing conditions in certain emerging markets, including Mena, according to Moody’s Investor Services.

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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.