May 31, 2016

Falling oil pricesThe prolonged low oil price will force governments in the Gulf countries to seek funding from the private sector, says a consultancy.

May 24, 2016

bahrain world trade centerIn a region struggling from the effects of a prolonged low oil price, Bahrain's sovereign investment fund posted stable annual results to buck the gloomy trend.

May 17, 2016

US savings bondA revelation that, according to official US data, Saudi Arabia owns just under $117 billion of US government bonds threatened to raise more questions than it answers.

May 10, 2016

Africa factoryAn African development fund supported by the UK government and others has chosen Investec Asset Management to manage and enlarge its portfolio of

May 10, 2016

gavellaw booksA Dubai regulator has fined two former directors of a Middle Eastern private bank $56,000 each for causing a breach of anti-money-laundering rules.


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.