NEWS

Sep 01, 2017

QatarFitch Ratings says it cut its historic estimates of the assets of the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) after revelations from Qatar's central bank governor.

Sep 01, 2017

Mergers-and-aquisitionsMergers and acquisitions in the Middle East and North Africa declined in volume and value in the first six months of the year.

Sep 01, 2017

Hong-Kong-1The regulator of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has agreed to collaborate with a regulator in Hong Kong on financial technology.

Sep 01, 2017

FinTechBahrain has admitted the first two financial technology firms into its regulatory “sandbox”, a virtual space for start-up companies to test their services.

Sep 01, 2017

Bank1The top four banks in the UAE are expected to maintain stable profits despite a slowdown in the economy.

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Executive Interviews

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.

We’ll launch our first equity fund next year

Dec 08, 2016

Not many banks plant olive trees, but the Bank of Palestine has a social mission. It also has ambitious expansion plans, says chairman Hashim Shawa. He talks to George Mitton.

Roundtables

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.

ROUNDTABLE: Growing pains

Mar 08, 2017

Our panel in Qatar spoke about frustration with regulators, a shortage of listed companies and plans for a new financial city in Doha. Chaired by George Mitton.