Oct 20, 2015

Emerging markets newspaperIran's banking system – similar in size to that of South Africa on some measures – is more like an emerging market than a frontier one, says new research.

Oct 13, 2015

HiredThe Dubai-based Middle East office of emerging market asset manager Renaissance Capital has hired Mohamed Zeinelabedin as a research analyst covering the consumer and retail sectors.

Oct 13, 2015

Dubai marinaSwiss private bank Reyl Group has gained a licence from the regulator of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) for its newly established affiliate office focusing on the Middle East and East Africa.

Oct 13, 2015

Keep clear signThe Iranian parliament may have approved a nuclear deal that could relieve western sanctions, but that doesn't mean banks are ready to support investors in buying equities on the Tehran Stock Exchange.

Oct 06, 2015

InstituteBAFT, an association for international transaction banking, has formed a council for the Middle East and North Africa region at an inaugural meeting in Dubai.


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.


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.


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.