NEWS

Dec 14, 2018

InvestingThere was an 8.66% increase in the total value of private investment funds in Saudi Arabia in the third quarter of 2018, according to data from the Saudi Capital Market Authority (SCMA).

Dec 14, 2018

Moody's_websiteThe government of Iraq has been given a Caa1 stable rating in the annual credit analysis by rating agency Moody’s.

Dec 14, 2018

IPOSaudi-based alternative investment manager Alkhabeer Capital has successfully closed the initial public offering (IPO) of its real estate investment trust (REIT) fund.

Dec 14, 2018

Contract handshakeThe Saudi Venture Capital Company (SVCC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with US venture capital (VC) investor Tim Draper to establish a VC investment fund to finance small and medium enterprises in the heath, finance, education, energy and agricultural sectors.

Dec 14, 2018

digital settlementThe central banks of UAE and Saudi Arabia have teamed up to launch the first cross-border payments using a digital currency.

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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.