NEWS

Jun 02, 2017

Ranking_increaseThe UAE has appeared tenth in a ranking of national competitiveness based on factors such as openness and productivity.

Jun 02, 2017

Liquidation_increasesNet institutional flows for Africa-based asset managers exceeded $1 billion in the first quarter, the highest level in four years.

Jun 02, 2017

Emirates_NBD_buildingDubai-based bank Emirates NBD has launched an index of dollar-denominated global sukuk in association with data provider IHS Markit.

Jun 02, 2017

Bahrain-BourseThe non-oil sector in Bahrain grew by 3.7% last year, according to official figures, a result that suggests the Gulf kingdom is making progress in diversifying its economy.

Jun 02, 2017

ResearchExotix Partners, an investment firm specialising in emerging and frontier markets, has hired Rahul Shah as head of equities financials research.

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Executive Interviews

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: A natural interest in the topic

Mar 08, 2017

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

We’ll launch our first equity fund next year

Dec 08, 2016

Not many banks plant olive trees, but the Bank of Palestine has a social mission. It also has ambitious expansion plans, says chairman Hashim Shawa. He talks to George Mitton.

Roundtables

SOUTH AFRICAN ROUNDTABLE: Spirit of Ubuntu

Mar 08, 2017

The move to a three-day settlement cycle, the appearance of new stock exchanges, and recent rules on hedge funds were discussed by our panel in Cape Town. Chaired by George Mitton.

ROUNDTABLE: Growing pains

Mar 08, 2017

Our panel in Qatar spoke about frustration with regulators, a shortage of listed companies and plans for a new financial city in Doha. Chaired by George Mitton.