NEWS

Jul 07, 2015

BarometerA fund manager in the UAE has warned that the bombing of a Kuwait mosque on June 26, in which 27 people died, highlights an increased risk of terror across the Gulf.

Jul 07, 2015

Desert oil pumps1Saudi Arabia-based Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (Apicorp) says it may issue the first sukuk of a planned $3 billion sukuk programme this year.

Jun 30, 2015

Arrow down1The capitalisation of the Tehran Stock Exchange fell below $100 billion for the first time in two years in May, as doubts were raised of a successful deal with the US and its allies.

Jun 23, 2015

Dubai villasResidential property prices are likely to fall between 10-20% due partly to a decline in buyers from countries such as Russia.

Jun 23, 2015

Telecoms tower1Etisalat, one of only two telecoms firms in the UAE, will allow foreigners to buy up to a fifth of its shares for the first time.

Jun 16, 2015

Arrow down1The index of the Saudi Arabian stock exchange, the Tadawul, has fallen by nearly 1% on the first day foreigner investors were allowed to trade.

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Executive Interviews

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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.

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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.

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