NEWS

Apr 23, 2021

Dubai real estateDubai enjoyed the second-highest number of real estate transactions since 2017 in the first three months of 2021.

Apr 23, 2021

Bitcoin3iQ, the Canadian digital asset management firm, has been given the green light from regulators to list its $1.5 billion Bitcoin Fund on Nasdaq Dubai.

Apr 23, 2021

VATOman has become the fourth Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) state to start charging value-added tax (VAT).

Apr 23, 2021

Memorandum of understandingSaudi asset manager Jadwa Investments is partnering with the Saudi Ministry of Human Resources and Social Affairs (MHRSA) on the creation of an investment fund platform for local non-profit groups.

Apr 16, 2021

Riyadh-Saudi ArabiaFrench asset server BNP Paribas Securities Services has enlisted investment bank Riyad Capital to bolster its Saudi-based offering.

Apr 16, 2021

London UKDubai-based Gulf Islamic Investments (GII) has added to its portfolio of UK real estate after signing a £60 million deal for a London property.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘Financing is the blood of Iran’s economy’

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

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...

INTERVIEW: Protecting the investment

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

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

Middle East Investor Roundtable 2020: Dimensions of diversification

Investors in the Middle East consider the tools that will be needed to navigate the Covid-19 crisis, the continued appetite for dividend and why it’s all about tech. Chaired by Romil Patel.

South Africa asset management roundtable: Global rebound on ice

Experts discuss the investment implications of the coronavirus pandemic, a delayed rebound in global growth and dealing with South Africa’s energy issues head on. Chaired by Romil Patel in Cape Town.

South African roundtable: Taking the bull by the horns

Our panel discusses Chinese investment in Africa, financial institutions’ contribution to economic sustainability and regulatory concerns. Chaired by Romil Patel in Cape Town.

ROUNDTABLE: Hooked to the global caravan

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.