NEWS

Aug 23, 2016

Qatar Financial CentreThe Qatar Financial Centre Authority has appointed Haitham Al-Salama to the newly created role of chief economic adviser, tasked with developing the centre's economic strategy.

Aug 23, 2016

IPOFluctuating oil prices and uncertainty around the UK's vote to leave the European Union, "may result in future volatility on the MENA capital markets and the potential deferral of IPOs [initial public offerings] in the MENA region", according to EY.

Aug 16, 2016

PurchaseDubai Financial Group has sold its 11.8% stake in Egyptian investment bank EFG Hermes to France-based Natixis as part of a debt restructuring deal.

Aug 16, 2016

Merger1Alex Thursby, chief executive of the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), is stepping down a month after the bank agreed a merger deal with First Gulf Bank to create a regional giant.

Aug 09, 2016

Graph downA fall of 3% in the largest stock market in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia's Tadawul exchange, caused an S&P index tracking the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council to stay flat in July.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Protecting the investment

Nov 23, 2017

Rasmala’s trade finance fund recently passed $100 million in assets. Doug Bitcon, head of credit strategies, explains why he has to be hands-on.

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.

Roundtables

ROUNDTABLE: Charting the pace of reform

Nov 23, 2017

Saudi Arabian index inclusion, the onset of taxes and the Dana Gas controversy were among the issues discussed by our cross-industry panel. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.

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.