NEWS

Oct 08, 2016

Riyadh cityDechert has established a legal office in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh in partnership with the Law Firm of Hassan Mahassni.

Oct 08, 2016

BitcoinDubai is seeking to gain a reputation for financial technology with a plan to use a blockchain system for government documents.

Oct 08, 2016

Mergers and aquisitions1Egypt's largest asset manager, Beltone Financial, says it has acquired a 60% stake in US-based brokerage Auerbach Grayson for an undisclosed sum.

Oct 08, 2016

VATThe onset of value-added tax (VAT) in the Gulf countries could be as significant as the oil boom of the 1960s, says a consultancy in the region.

Sep 27, 2016

GavelA branch of the insurance firm Clements has been fined more than $85,000 by the regulator of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) for breaching rules 21 times.

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Executive Interviews

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...

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.

Roundtables

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.

SOUTH AFRICA ROUNDTABLE: Airline syndrome

Jun 13, 2018

Our panellists tell us that instead of launching competing national projects, African countries should work together for the sake of a bigger capital market. Chaired by George Mitton in Cape Town.