NEWS

Oct 15, 2016

Budget cuts aheadA prospectus for a forthcoming Saudi Arabian bond issue, expected by some to be worth as much as $10 billion, reveals dramatic budget cuts in the face of low oil prices.

Oct 15, 2016

Combine-harvesting-maizeAbraaj Group, the private equity firm founded in Dubai in 2002, has bought a minority stake in a Nigerian fertiliser company for an undisclosed sum.

Oct 15, 2016

Dividend protectionInsurance industry assets in the UAE rose nearly 17% last year to the equivalent of more than $12 billion.

Oct 15, 2016

Real estate2Saudi Arabian asset manager Al Rajhi Capital has raised the equivalent of $155 million for a closed-ended fund investing in logistics infrastructure such as warehouses in western Europe.

Oct 08, 2016

Bonds newspaperUnion National Bank (UNB), which is 50%-owned by the Abu Dhabi government, has issued a $600 million bond, its first appearance in international debt markets since 2012.

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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.