NEWS

Aug 29, 2019

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund has reportedly agreed the terms of a $10 billion loan it is seeking from a number of investment banks.

Aug 29, 2019

Dubai-based Equitativa, which claims to be the largest real estate investment trust (REIT) manager in the GCC, has announced plans to invest up to $54 million in new real estate acquisitions by early 2020.

Aug 29, 2019

Increased demand driven by bond index inclusion has seen debt issuance in GCC countries this year rise to record levels.

Aug 29, 2019

Blockchain firm R3 has partnered with Wethaq, a Dubai-based startup, in an initiative designed to bring blockchain technology to the Islamic finance market.  

Aug 29, 2019

Swiss fintech Numbrs, which is backed by the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), has been valued at $1 billion, making it the latest unicorn in the global fintech world.

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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.