NEWS

Jun 30, 2017

QatarQatar's stock market index fell by about a tenth in the second quarter as the country was shunned by its Gulf neighbours.

Jun 30, 2017

graph_upIslamic banks have enjoyed faster growth than their traditional bank peers in the UAE, according to official data.

Jun 30, 2017

Digital_transactionBahrain has granted a licence to Gulf International Bank to operate a digital banking service called Meem.

Jun 30, 2017

Handshake_contractLaw firm Herbert Smith Freehills has hired Haitham Hawashin as a partner in its Dubai office.

Jun 23, 2017

Emerging_markets1Index provider MSCI has begun a consultation to decide if Saudi Arabia should join its Emerging Markets index in May 2019.

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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.