Jul 07, 2023

ADGM, sustainable finance, regulatory framework, live, Abu Dhabi Global Market,  ADGM, implementation, sustainable, finance regulatory frameworkThe Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has announced the implementation of its sustainable finance regulatory framework.

Jul 07, 2023

AllianceBernstein, Dubai, US, asset manager,AB, Middle East, officeUS-based asset manager AllianceBernstein (AB) has expanded its presence in the Middle East by opening an office in Dubai.

Jun 30, 2023

Crypto, Bybit, licence, Dubai, Fintech, minimum viable product, MVP, Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority, VaraBybit Fintech, a subsidiary of the crypto exchange Bybit, has been granted a minimum viable product (MVP) preparatory licence by Dubai’s Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority (Vara).

May 19, 2023

Bahrain, bank, Arab credit rating agency, banking association, credit rating, agency, rating agency , Arabian financial industry, BABA Bahraini banking association has called for a credit rating agency dedicated to the Arabian financial industry.

Apr 21, 2023

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has forecast that GDP growth in the Mena region will slow to 3.1% this year.

Apr 07, 2023

Dubai,There are now more than 300 asset and wealth managers operating in Dubai’s largest special economic zone.

Mar 31, 2023

Bahrain, cryptom bitcoin, assets, Central Bank The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has issued a number of amendments to its crypto assets module top account for digital tokens.

Feb 24, 2023

Sustainable, mena, firms climate, risk, dataFinancial firms in the Mena region must do more in gathering data on climate risk, suggests a report.

Feb 17, 2023

chief, commiteeIan Johnston, chief executive of the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), has been elected as the vice chair of the Africa and Middle East Regional Committee (Amerc) of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (Iosco).

Jan 27, 2023

UAE, SCA, mutual funds, onshore,The UAE’s Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) has announced more changes to the rules around mutual funds as it seeks to boost the presence of local, onshore firms.


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.