NEWS

Jul 21, 2015

Handshake 3Milestone Group, a technology provider for asset managers, hopes to win clients in Africa with a new joint venture with Global ASP, a South African technology firm.

Jul 21, 2015

Oriental mosaicTwo major sharia-compliant indices trailed their conventional counterparts in the second quarter – a result attributed to their low exposure to the financial sector.

Jul 21, 2015

Falling oil pricesThe timing of the Iran nuclear deal is bad for the country because it coincides with low oil prices and high food prices, according to new analysis.

Jul 14, 2015

Wall streetAsia and Africa have increased their share of sales by US-listed companies, highlighting a shift in global growth patterns.

Jul 14, 2015

Bank of EnglandThe Bank of England hopes to provide sharia-compliant banks with access to its balance sheet so they can meet liquidity requirements, in a move that underlines the growing

Jul 14, 2015

Signing dealA deal on Iran's nuclear programme reached today in Vienna could begin an opening-up process similar to when Russia entered global equity markets in the 1990s.

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Sponsored Profiles

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Aberdeen Asset Management has set up its first Middle East office in the newly established Abu Dhabi Global Market. Andrew Paul, senior executive officer, explains why.

A recent sovereign bond issue from Saudi Arabia underlines the appeal of emerging market investing. What must investors consider when allocating to this asset class? Firas Mallah of BMO Global Asset Management shares his views.

Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘Financing is the blood of Iran’s economy’

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

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

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.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: A natural interest in the topic

Since 2016, Guillermo Ortiz has been a chairman of Latin America’s BTG Pactual. The former central banker of Mexico talks to Nick Fitzpatrick.

Roundtables

Middle East Investor Roundtable 2020: Dimensions of diversification

Investors in the Middle East consider the tools that will be needed to navigate the Covid-19 crisis, the continued appetite for dividend and why it’s all about tech. Chaired by Romil Patel.

South Africa asset management roundtable: Global rebound on ice

Experts discuss the investment implications of the coronavirus pandemic, a delayed rebound in global growth and dealing with South Africa’s energy issues head on. Chaired by Romil Patel in Cape Town.

South African roundtable: Taking the bull by the horns

Our panel discusses Chinese investment in Africa, financial institutions’ contribution to economic sustainability and regulatory concerns. Chaired by Romil Patel in Cape Town.

ROUNDTABLE: Hooked to the global caravan

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.