NEWS

Nov 04, 2016

Palestinian equitiesThe Bank of Palestine hopes to launch a Palestinian equity fund next year to follow index maker FTSE Russell's decision to grant Palestine frontier market status.

Nov 04, 2016

Fighter jet missileThe State General Reserve Fund, the largest sovereign wealth fund in Oman, has acquired a 32% stake in a Spanish manufacturer of precision components for aerospace and

Nov 04, 2016

Dubai real estateDubai-based Mashreq Capital and Abu Dhabi-based Arady will jointly launch a UAE-focused real estate fund domiciled in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

Nov 04, 2016

Mergers and aquisitions1UAE-based entities accounted for the largest share – a third – of mergers and acquisitions from the MENA region into sub-Saharan Africa in the last decade.

Oct 28, 2016

BuyingBahrain-based Investcorp has agreed to pay £222 million ($269 million) for the debt management business of 3i, reputed to be the UK's oldest private equity firm.

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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.