Nov 24, 2015

Empty-pocketAlthough Saudi Arabia is reducing state spending in response to the low oil price, a policy of ring-fencing strategic projects, "is likely to come at the cost of wide and unsustainable

Nov 17, 2015

Abu Dhabi2Institutions account for a rising proportion of investor registrations on Abu Dhabi's stock exchange, hinting at a maturing of the Gulf stock market that could help to stabilise prices in the long term.

Nov 10, 2015

Money launderingA branch of the Dutch bank ABN Amro is the latest to be fined by the regulator of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) for inadequate measures to prevent money laundering.

Nov 10, 2015

Profits upDoha-based investment group QInvest says its profits in the third quarter rose two-thirds compared with the same period in 2014, while revenues rose by more than a third.

Nov 10, 2015

Handshake1The investment and private banking unit of Lebanon's oldest bank has appointed Walid Hayek, formerly of Abu Dhabi-based asset manager The National Investor, as head of business development.


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...


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.