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

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.

If you build it, they will come

Dec 08, 2016

The UAE's second financial free zone has some new tenants. George Mitton talks to Steve Barnett, financial centre development director.

Roundtables

MIFID II ROUNDTABLE: Europe prepares to rewrite the rules

Dec 08, 2016

The second version of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) has implications for anyone seeking to sell funds in Europe.

ASSET SERVICER ROUNDTABLE: Local is lekker

Mar 07, 2016

Our panel in Cape Town discussed the move to T+3, the complexity of trade settlement on the continent and the challenges of building a pan-African business. Chaired by Alan Chalmers.