NEWS

May 24, 2019

DubaiA new scheme offering permanent residency to a selected number of expatriates, including foreign investors, has been officially unveiled in the UAE.

May 24, 2019

AcquisitionBahrain-based alternative investment manager Investcorp has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Mercury Capital Advisors, a US-based investment advisory firm.

May 24, 2019

Real estate fundTwo UAE-based firms have joined forces to launch Makaseb Real Estate (RE) Investments, a real estate investment fund based in the Abu Dhabi Global Market.

May 24, 2019

tax on dividendsInvestors have welcomed a decision by the Oman government to suspend a 10% withholding tax on dividends and interests paid out by listed companies.

May 24, 2019

Deloitte_buildingAhmed Al Qassabi has been promoted by Deloitte to become the new managing partner of its Oman practice. As of June 1, 2019, he will replace the retiring Anis Sadek.

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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.