Winter 2016

Saudi arabian flagIssuers across the Gulf countries are turning to the debt markets to balance their budgets. Saudi Arabia is the biggest, reports George Mitton.

Dubai marinaIndians are the biggest foreign property buyers in Dubai. They plough billions of dollars into the region in search of safe offshore assets and lucrative returns. Indrajit Basu reports.

Hashim-ShawaNot many banks plant olive trees, but the Bank of Palestine has a social mission. It also has ambitious expansion plans, says chairman Hashim Shawa. He talks to George Mitton.

Palestine landscapeNow considered a frontier market, Palestine is gaining attention from investors abroad. But the challenges facing this embattled country are severe. Fiona Rintoul reports.

Ataf-AhmedDoctor of physics and QInvest managing director Ataf Ahmed talks about his love of Japan and sushi, his admiration for the author of Flash Boys and blockchain'€™s amazing potential.

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Executive Interviews

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: A natural interest in the topic

Mar 08, 2017

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

We’ll launch our first equity fund next year

Dec 08, 2016

Not many banks plant olive trees, but the Bank of Palestine has a social mission. It also has ambitious expansion plans, says chairman Hashim Shawa. He talks to George Mitton.

Roundtables

SOUTH AFRICAN ROUNDTABLE: Spirit of Ubuntu

Mar 08, 2017

The move to a three-day settlement cycle, the appearance of new stock exchanges, and recent rules on hedge funds were discussed by our panel in Cape Town. Chaired by George Mitton.

ROUNDTABLE: Growing pains

Mar 08, 2017

Our panel in Qatar spoke about frustration with regulators, a shortage of listed companies and plans for a new financial city in Doha. Chaired by George Mitton.