NEWS

Aug 02, 2019

GavelThe Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has issued its highest ever penalty to the collapsed buy-out firm, Abraaj, for deceiving investors and misappropriating funds.

Aug 02, 2019

Robo-adviserSaudi Arabia’s securities regulator, the Saudi Capital Markets Authority (SMCA) has given the green light for two local firms, Wahed Capital and Haseed Investing Company, to test their robo-advisor services.

Aug 02, 2019

Start-upThe Public Investment Fund (PIF) is set to be a major investor in a controversial UK-based health tech start-up that provides a mobile app to the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).

Aug 02, 2019

Invest_in_AfricaEgypt’s stock exchange is reportedly planning to list a mutual fund focused on African government debt as part of an effort to promote cross-border trading of African securities.

Aug 02, 2019

Signing_dealDubai-based asset manager Introspect Capital has selected Northern Trust as its global custodian.

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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.