NEWS

Nov 16, 2018

Gulf Cooperation CouncilUAE-based Daman Investments has announced plans to launch a number of new overseas funds designed to give GCC-based investors the “protections of more robust regulatory regimes outside the UAE”.

Nov 16, 2018

Deloitte_buildingA white paper published by Deloitte has called on the Islamic finance market to share their views on developing a common practice for the operation of sukuk instruments.

Nov 16, 2018

licence approvalThe UAE’s securities watchdog has issued Allied Investment Partners (AIP) with a number of licences allowing it to offer a range of investment services.

Nov 16, 2018

credit riskRatings agency Moody’s has painted a mixed picture for credit risk in the Mena region and warned that policy decisions could play a key role in the effect of these risks on the respective financial markets in the region.

Nov 16, 2018

Egyptian_statuesUS-based venture capital firm Modus Capital is to launch in Egypt and develop a Mena-dedicated investment fund.

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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.