NEWS

Feb 22, 2019

Solar_farmLondon-based energy investment firm Exergy Capital has teamed up with Dalma Capital Management, an alternative investment manager based in Dubai, to launch what they claim is the world’s first sharia-compliant investment fund focused on the energy sector.

Feb 22, 2019

Investor_seminarAE-based broker Menacorp has partnered with the exchange Nasdaq Dubai for an initiative designed to raised local investors’ awareness of capital markets and its expanding opportunities in the region.

Feb 22, 2019

IPOs_downThe number and value of initial public offerings (IPOs) in the Mena region both fell in 2018 as companies deferred their plans to go public.

Feb 22, 2019

Islamic_bankingRating agency Moody’s has forecast that global sovereign and supranational sukuk issuance will reach record levels in the next two years recovering from the decline seen in 2018.

Feb 22, 2019

GavelThe former chairman of Barclays, Marcus Agius, has told a London court that he was not aware of documents related to £280 million worth of payments made by the bank to a Qatari sovereign wealth fund which are at the centre of a high-profile court case involving four former Barclays executives.

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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.