NEWS

May 03, 2016

RegulationsThe Saudi Arabian regulator has approved shifting the settlement cycle for listed shares from T+0 to T+2 in the second half of 2017, a change that would bring the country into line with most

Apr 26, 2016

Riyadh citySaudi Arabia's economic plan, Vision 2030, which aims to cut oil dependence and unemployment while privatising state assets was praised for its "unprecedented boldness".

Apr 26, 2016

Dirham coins sukukSukuk accounted for almost 40% of bonds issued in major Islamic economies in the first quarter, the highest proportion in the past eight years.

Apr 19, 2016

Dubai-Islamic-BankA $500 million Islamic bond, known as a sukuk, listed by Dubai Islamic Bank on the Nasdaq Dubai exchange has raised the value of the bank's total sukuk listings on regional exchanges to $3.25 billion.

Apr 19, 2016

Hendrik-du-ToitIndex funds are so different from actively managed funds they could be considered banking products, says the chief executive of Investec, a South Africa-based asset manager with

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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.