NEWS

Apr 20, 2018

The Egyptian government has approved a draft law to launch the country’s first ever sovereign wealth fund (SWF).

Apr 20, 2018

A debt issuance by Qatar has set a record for the largest emerging market bond so far this year.

Apr 20, 2018

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has launched an initiative to attract more global businesses to the emirate and enlarge the financial services sector.

Apr 20, 2018

The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) could end its current cap on oil output when it meets in Vienna in June, according to comments by Kuwait’s oil minister, Bakheet Al-Rashidi.

Apr 20, 2018

Dubai Investments is preparing to launch an $810 million (€659.1 million) real estate investment trust (Reit), pending regulatory approval. The investment firm, which is listed on the Dubai stock exchange, will provide 40% of the fund’s capital with the remainder provided by its investors.

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Executive Interviews

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.

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.

Roundtables

ROUNDTABLE: Charting the pace of reform

Nov 23, 2017

Saudi Arabian index inclusion, the onset of taxes and the Dana Gas controversy were among the issues discussed by our cross-industry panel. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.

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.