NEWS

Dec 01, 2017

Moodys_websiteA ruling in a dispute over sukuk issued by Dana Gas is “credit positive” for Islamic finance, according to a ratings agency.

Dec 01, 2017

Merging_blocksNearly two-thirds (65%) of respondents in a survey of Middle East and North African businesses said they would pursue merger and acquisition deals in the next 12 months.

Dec 01, 2017

Handshake1The Bahrain Economic Development Board says it will collaborate with and support Almas Nexus, a US-based investment platform for institutions.

Dec 01, 2017

Egyptian_statuesShuaa Securities, the brokerage arm of UAE-based Shuaa Capital, has begun operations in Egypt.

Dec 01, 2017

Dubai_skylineItalian law firm BonelliErede has set up an office in the Dubai International Financial Centre to serve clients in the Gulf.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Protecting the investment

Nov 23, 2017

Rasmala’s trade finance fund recently passed $100 million in assets. Doug Bitcon, head of credit strategies, explains why he has to be hands-on.

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.

Roundtables

ROUNDTABLE: Charting the pace of reform

Nov 23, 2017

Saudi Arabian index inclusion, the onset of taxes and the Dana Gas controversy were among the issues discussed by our cross-industry panel. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.

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.