May 31, 2016

Falling oil pricesThe prolonged low oil price will force governments in the Gulf countries to seek funding from the private sector, says a consultancy.

May 24, 2016

bahrain world trade centerIn a region struggling from the effects of a prolonged low oil price, Bahrain's sovereign investment fund posted stable annual results to buck the gloomy trend.

May 17, 2016

US savings bondA revelation that, according to official US data, Saudi Arabia owns just under $117 billion of US government bonds threatened to raise more questions than it answers.

May 10, 2016

Africa factoryAn African development fund supported by the UK government and others has chosen Investec Asset Management to manage and enlarge its portfolio of

May 10, 2016

gavellaw booksA Dubai regulator has fined two former directors of a Middle Eastern private bank $56,000 each for causing a breach of anti-money-laundering rules.


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.


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.


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.