NEWS

Nov 23, 2018

GavelGoldman Sachs is facing legal action from an Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund over the investment bank’s alleged role in the collapse of the 1Malaysia Development Behad (1MDB) fund.

Nov 23, 2018

Business_womenMena-based funds are seeking to play their part in closing the gender funding gap after pledging to invest more than $70 million in female-led companies by 2020.

Nov 23, 2018

Dubai_real_estateDubai-based Emirates NBD real estate investment trust (ENBD REIT) has agreed a three-year $75 million Islamic financing scheme with Standard Chartered.

Nov 23, 2018

Under_reviewLibya’s efforts to reclaim the frozen assets of its sovereign wealth fund are set to intensify with the announcement that it will appoint auditors before the year-end.

Nov 23, 2018

Shenzhen_cityBahrain is looking to tap into China’s growing investment market by signing a number of memorandums of understanding (MoUs) following a recent trade delegation’s visit to Shenzhen.

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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.