NEWS

May 12, 2017

Mergers_and_aquisitions1There were 84 mergers or acquisitions done in the Middle East and North Africa in the first quarter, compared with 115 deals in the first three months of last year.

May 12, 2017

SukukTunisia is working on an infrastructure to allow the government and private sector to issue sukuk, otherwise known as Islamic bonds.

May 12, 2017

Graph_downProfits at UAE-based investment firm Waha Capital roughly halved year-on-year in the first quarter after the firm reassessed the value of a key asset.

May 12, 2017

TechnologyA technology fund led by the chairman of Emaar Properties has been revealed as the buyer of UAE-based e-commerce service JadoPado.

May 12, 2017

Salary-payThe value of money sent home by foreign workers in the UAE is rising, a positive indicator for the country's 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.