Dec 07, 2023

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has announced it will waive regulatory fees for any sustainability-related securities listed in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) for all of 2024.

Nov 24, 2023

UAE-based stock exchange Dubai Financial Market (DFM) has launched a pilot programme for trading carbon credits.

Nov 23, 2023

UK-based digital assets brokerage GCEX Group has secured a licence for its virtual assets broker-dealer service in Dubai.

Oct 31, 2023

Web3 wallet and NFT provider Backpack is set to launch a regulated cryptocurrency exchange in Dubai after receiving a licence from the Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA).

Sep 26, 2023

ESG, Banque MisrEgypt-based Banque Misr has announced plans to launch a ‘green’ investment fund in the first quarter of 2024.

Sep 20, 2023

Saudi, exchange, indices, Tadawul, stock exchange, bid, international investorsTadawul, the Saudi stock exchange, has launched four indices in a bid to further attract international investors.

Sep 15, 2023

ADDX, Middle East, Asia, private markets, exchange, international presence, Mena marketAsia-based private markets exchange ADDX is set to bolster its international presence by expanding into the Mena market.

Sep 07, 2023

Tadawul Group, Shanghai Stock ExchangeThe Saudi-based exchange operator Tadawul Group has furthered its strategy of international cooperation by forging an agreement with the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

Aug 29, 2023

Binance, crypto future, BahrainCrypto exchange operator Binance has been given regulatory approval to launch a futures product in Bahrain.

Aug 11, 2023

As oil prices rise due to significant production cuts by top producers, Qatar's stock market rebounded Sunday, with its primary index (.QSI) up 0.2%.



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Executive Interviews

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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.

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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.