NEWS

Aug 04, 2017

Moodys_websiteRatings agency Moody's has given the government of Iraq a long-term issuer rating of Caa1 – a score associated with “substantial risks” – as it warns the country faces highly volatile growth.

Aug 04, 2017

Marks-&-Spencer_signUnnamed Qatari investors have acquired five Marks & Spencer shops in the UK that are valued at more than £50 million ($66 million).

Aug 04, 2017

CrowdfundingThe regulator of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has sought to boost the financial technology sector by establishing rules for crowdfunding.

Aug 04, 2017

handshakeSchroders has appointed Nisarg Trivedi, formerly of Baring Asset Management, to the newly created role of Middle East sales director.

Aug 04, 2017

Advisory boardBahrain-based Investcorp has added Mohamed El-Erian, a former chief executive of Pimco, to its advisory board.

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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.