NEWS

Aug 31, 2018

UAE-based investment bank Shuaa Capital is looking to launch a real estate investment fund (REIT) in Saudi Arabia before the year-end, according to its chief executive Fawad Tariq Khan.

Aug 31, 2018

Dubai’s financial services watchdog has signed an agreement with its counterpart in Singapore to help grow their respective fintech markets.

Aug 31, 2018

Ratings agency Moody’s has upgraded its outlook on the Egyptian government’s long-term issuer ratings from stable to positive and also affirmed its B3 issuer ratings.

Aug 31, 2018

Dubai-based asset manager Amanat Investments has grown its portfolio to more than $540 million with the $38.58 million acquisition of a 69.3% stake in a Bahraini women’s hospital.

Aug 31, 2018

A Saudi-based paper merchant, the Middle East Paper Company (Mepco) has become the first Saudi company to sign up to a technology platform designed to enhance corporate access to regional and institutional investors.

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Executive Interviews

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...

INTERVIEW: Protecting the investment

Nov 23, 2017

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.

Roundtables

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.

SOUTH AFRICA ROUNDTABLE: Airline syndrome

Jun 13, 2018

Our panellists tell us that instead of launching competing national projects, African countries should work together for the sake of a bigger capital market. Chaired by George Mitton in Cape Town.