NEWS

Aug 09, 2019

Profits upBahrain-based alternative asset manager Investcorp has recorded a 5% rise in annual profit for the last financial year.

Aug 09, 2019

IPOThe head of a UAE-based asset manager has described the growing trend for UAE companies to launch their initial public offerings (IPOs) abroad rather than within the UAE as “a troubling sign”.

Aug 09, 2019

Dubai Financial Services AuthorityJust one week after announcing a record fine of $314 million on beleaguered buyout firm Abraaj, Dubai’s financial regulator has conceded that it is unsure how or if the record penalty can ever be imposed.

Aug 09, 2019

Khaled_Al_RumaihiA new chief executive has been announced at Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat.

Aug 09, 2019

Gulf_Cooperation_Council_flagsThe majority of Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) states will continue to run fiscal deficits and accumulate debt if oil prices remain moderate according to a recent report from rating agency Moody’s.

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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.