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%.

Aug 03, 2023

Arqaam, capital, Mena, trading tool, Mena, emerging market, Arqaam Capital, trading, tool, European, Mena marketsMena-based emerging market broker Arqaam Capital has developed a proprietary trading tool designed for European institutional clients wanting to trade in Mena markets.

Jun 09, 2023

Prime broker STP has been licensed by the Dubai Financial Service Authority (DFSA) to offer a full range of prime brokerage services.

Jun 02, 2023

If the Mena region is to develop a thriving carbon market and meet its ambition to be a global hub for decarbonisation and sustainable finance, it must develop a more robust market infrastructure and provide more transparency on the use of carbon credits.

May 26, 2023

QIA, invest, market programme, Qatar Investment Authority, QIA, investors, QatarThe Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is set to launch a market-making initiative designed to woo more foreign investors.



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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.

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.