NEWS

Aug 25, 2017

RenminbiSaudi Arabian officials say the country may meet some of its funding needs by borrowing renminbi.

Aug 25, 2017

Saudi_arabiaGoldman Sachs has gained the approval of the local regulator to trade equities in Saudi Arabia.

Aug 25, 2017

Real_estate_fundA real estate investment trust (REIT) managed by Equitativa has acquired a business centre in Dubai for the equivalent of $35 million.

Aug 25, 2017

DepatureThe chief executive of Strate, South Africa's central securities depositary (CSD), is leaving after nearly 20 years.

Aug 25, 2017

Handshake_3Barclays Private Bank has hired Bjorn Holderbeke as head of global investments and solutions for the MENA region.

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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.