NEWS

Nov 30, 2018

Frozen_assetsThe Port Fund, a Kuwaiti investment firm specialising in logistics developments, is pressuring UAE authorities to help unfreeze close to $500 million of its assets which are currently sitting in a bank in Dubai.

Nov 30, 2018

Mena’s private equity (PE) market is in danger of losing the deal momentum it has gradually built up in the last decade following the financial crisis, according to a report from Fitch Solutions.

Nov 30, 2018

US_real_estateBahrain-based alternative fund manager Investcorp has splashed out $311 million to add to its US multi-family property portfolio.

Nov 30, 2018

BlockchainUAE-based Al Hilal Bank has made what it claims is the first sukuk transaction to be processed on the blockchain.

Nov 30, 2018

ShanghaiKuwait Investment Authority (KIA) has expanded its presence in China by opening an office in Shanghai. The official ceremony was conducted by Kuwait’s minister of finance and the KIA’s chairman of the board of directors Nayef Al-Harjaf.

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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.