Aug 18, 2015

VATLow oil prices and large deficits will force the Gulf states to introduce taxes, with value-added tax (VAT) – a tax on consumption – the preferable option, according to consultancy Deloitte.

Aug 18, 2015

Thumbs up hopeRatings agency Moody's has moved Dubai-based Mashreq Capital up one notch in its assessment of investment manager quality.

Aug 11, 2015

SukukGulf sovereigns may increase their issuance of sukuk, Islamic bonds, in the second half of the year to offset deficits caused by the low oil price and to pay for stimulatory spending.

Aug 11, 2015

Abu Dhabi2The UAE's newest financial free zone, the Abu Dhabi Global Market, is preparing to woo potential tenant companies and has already met with asset managers

Aug 04, 2015

graph upPrivate equity funds in the MENA region raised $1.2 billion in 2014, the highest yearly total since 2008, according to an annual study.


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.


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.


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.