Jun 30, 2023

Binance, Middle East, crypto, MENA, regulatoryOne of the world’s largest crypto exchanges is considering deepening its presence in the Middle East amid growing regulatory issues elsewhere.

Jun 30, 2023

Mumtalakat, stake, McLaren, Bahrain, sovereign wealth fund, shareholders, UK, tech, McLarenBahrain-based sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat has acquired the senior preference shareholders’ stakes in UK tech group McLaren.

Jun 23, 2023

Qatar, VC, fund manager, Rasmal Ventures, venture capital, Qatar Financial Centre, QFCNewly launched Rasmal Ventures has reportedly become the first independent venture capital (VC) fund manager to operate within the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC).

Jun 09, 2023

Crypto, exchange, Bybit, MoU, DMCC, Dubai, crypto exchange, Dubai Multi Commosities Centre, DMCC, digital assetsDubai-based crypto exchange Bybit has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) in a bid to increase the adoption of digital assets in the region.

May 19, 2023

Emirates, NBD, digital assets, platform, UAE, Emirates NBD,  Digital Assets Lab, asset class, financial innovation, Digital AssetsUAE-based banking group Emirates NBD has opened its Digital Assets Lab, a platform focused on the new asset class and financial innovation.

May 12, 2023

Mena, digital, wealth, firm, European,  expansion, Abu Dhabi, FinaMaze, EuropeAbu Dhabi-based digital wealth manager FinaMaze has announced plans to expand into Europe.

May 05, 2023

Mashreq, tech, UAE, financial institution, Mohammed Abdel Razek, head of technology, transformation, informationUAE-based financial institution Mashreq has appointed Mohammed Abdel Razek as group head of technology, transformation and information.

Apr 21, 2023

The Oryx fund, run by Oman-based Bank Muscat, is set to pay its largest ever divided to shareholders after enjoying a positive performance during 2022.

Apr 07, 2023

R3, G42Technology firms R3 and G42 Cloud have been selected by the Central Bank of the UAE to assist in its development of a central bank digital currency (CBDC).

Mar 31, 2023

Riyad Capital, BNP Paribas, launch, post-trade, online portalSaudi-based investment firm Riyad Capital has teamed up with BNP Paribas Securities Services for the launch of an online portal for post-trade services.


Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘Financing is the blood of Iran’s economy’

Amid a fresh wave of American sanctions, Romil Patel spoke to Meysam Hamedi, director of financial markets and instruments at Iran’s Securities & Exchange Organization (SEO).

INTERVIEW: Totally mega

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

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

Since 2016, Guillermo Ortiz has been a chairman of Latin America’s BTG Pactual. The former central banker of Mexico talks to Nick Fitzpatrick.


Middle East Investor Roundtable 2020: Dimensions of diversification

Investors in the Middle East consider the tools that will be needed to navigate the Covid-19 crisis, the continued appetite for dividend and why it’s all about tech. Chaired by Romil Patel.

South Africa asset management roundtable: Global rebound on ice

Experts discuss the investment implications of the coronavirus pandemic, a delayed rebound in global growth and dealing with South Africa’s energy issues head on. Chaired by Romil Patel in Cape Town.

South African roundtable: Taking the bull by the horns

Our panel discusses Chinese investment in Africa, financial institutions’ contribution to economic sustainability and regulatory concerns. Chaired by Romil Patel in Cape Town.

ROUNDTABLE: Hooked to the global caravan

With the MENA region at a tipping point, our panellists talk about economic diversification, the impact of regulation and the delayed Saudi Aramco listing. Chaired by Romil Patel in Dubai.