NEWS

Mar 22, 2016

Egypt mapEgypt's decision to devalue its currency by 14% against the dollar is "a step in the right direction", though a further weakening of the Egyptian pound is likely.

Mar 15, 2016

Oil refineryFrance-based asset manager Carmignac Gestion is buying petrochemical-related stocks for its Portfolio Commodities fund and says oil is its most bullish commodity in 2016.

Mar 15, 2016

Handshake 3The Bank of London and the Middle East (BLME) will appoint Jabra Ghandour as its new chief executive and board member on March 25.

Mar 08, 2016

Tax calculatorBusinesses should ready themselves for the arrival of value-added tax (VAT) in the Gulf countries, warns a major consultancy.

Mar 08, 2016

Signing dealMumtalakat, the sovereign investment fund of Bahrain, has invested in a Kuwaiti gas company and a Spanish manufacturer of aluminium grain refiners.

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Executive Interviews

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...

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.

Roundtables

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.

SOUTH AFRICA ROUNDTABLE: Airline syndrome

Jun 13, 2018

Our panellists tell us that instead of launching competing national projects, African countries should work together for the sake of a bigger capital market. Chaired by George Mitton in Cape Town.