NEWS

May 31, 2019

Private_equityUAE-based buyout firm Gulf Capital is expecting to launch a new private equity fund in the first half of 2020.

May 31, 2019

WealthThe level of private wealth in the Middle East and Africa is forecast to rise by 6% over the next four years, according to research from consultant Oliver Wyman and Deutsche Bank.

May 31, 2019

FundingQatar’s sovereign wealth fund, the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), has led a $500 million investment in US-based digital lender Social Finance (SoFi).

May 31, 2019

Bahrain_mapRating agency Moody’s has improved its outlook for Bahrain’s banking sector from negative to stable on the basis that a $10 billion financial support package from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) should spark higher economic growth.

May 31, 2019

Jail_fenceArif Naqvi, the founder of beleaguered private equity firm Abraaj Group, has been released from custody after paying a record $19 million bail payment.

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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...

Roundtables

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.