- First Middle East and Africa-focused Cloud Accelerator programme launched in Bahrain
- Ithmaar Bank and Tamkeen launch enterprise financing scheme
- IFC invests in Egypt-based Sphinx Glass
- Citi partners with MasterCard to launch contactless cards in the UAE
- KAFA’A opens its doors for Qatar’s banking and finance sector
- ADIB launches Dana Bazaar for female entrepreneurs
- ISDA and IIFM publish Islamic Cross Currency Swap Standard
- Securities Commission Malaysia updates Shari'ah compliant securities listing
- IDB President proposes partnership between IDB, Turkey and other OIC member countries
- 3rd MIFF sees the launch of the CIBAFI's Inaugural Global Islamic Bankers' survey
Stuff you need to know if you're rich
2012 Precious metals outlook
Private Banking in 2012
From damaged credibility to global meltdown, top industry players give their views on the main challenges for the private banking industry in 2012.
The car money can't buy!
Electrifying! The most exclusive Rolls-Royce ever is the Phantom Experimental Electric or Phantom 102EX – the first electric Rolls-Royce.
Bespoke shoes for the gentleman - a…
Like works of art for your feet, bespoke or custom footwear made by hand with leather, a hammer and nails is a centuries-old art being kept alive by…
The butler can do better
Michael Shaw started his career in the UK royal household. Now he’s set up Franklin to elevate domestic staffs of the global elite to their former glory.
WHY I LOVE MY JOB…
Winning the investment race to Iran
Iranian foreign trade is predicted to increase from the $80 billion to $200 billion by 2020. Mehrdad Parhizkar, Partner, Frontier Partners investigates what investors need to know before Iran re-emerges…
The art of the build
Raouf Ghali, COO, Hill International on how to make real estate projects in the region stand the test of time.Tell me about the work that you are doing with Hill International. How is Hill…
Island living for the HNWI
Whether it is a villa on Mallorca, a hideaway in the Caribbean or a remote Scottish retreat, owning an island home can provide the ultimate in secluded luxury living not to mention unrivalled sea views.…
UAE private wealth to reach $1 trillion by 2019
Private wealth in the UAE will see the strongest growth in the GCC with a projected CAGR of 10.7 per cent over the next five years, BCG's study finds.
Private wealth in the United Arab Emirates…
A Greek drama for the ages
Though things have settled down past peak anxiety in early July, the Greece situation still has far reaching implications for investors in the GCC and worldwide.
After months of increasing anxiety…
Cambodia’s Song Saa is the private island you’ve been dreaming about
Two tiny islands in the Gulf of Thailand have been turned into one of the best getaways the world has to offer, combining total locally-flavoured luxury with a commitment to preserving its environment…
The almighty dollar
In the past three months the dollar rose to an 11-year high against a basket of major currencies. The US currency is hitting high against the euro as interest rate differentials move in favour of US…
If you are a British expat in UAE, wide-sweeping changes to the UK’s pension regime means there has never been a better time to rethink your pension plans.The UK has just undergone…
GCC wealth growth gives private banking robust opportunities
With total private wealth doubling since 2010, local and global private banking will become an even bigger focal point in the region.Since 2010, the GCC market has doubled its total private wealth…
Start up that Maserati
The new Qattroporte line balances the style and substance for which Maserati is famous.There’s something special about a Maserati. Each one made with care by a small Italian team, not rolling…
GCC's HNWIs headed to London's fringe?
UK stamp duty changes to alter London residential investment geography for Middle East buyers.Recent alterations to the UK’s Stamp Duty and Tax are expected to have a significant impact on the…
The rise of the female investor
WOMENA—the UAE’s first women-only angel investment group, is turning more HNWIs from consumers to intelligent investors.
The proper utilization of the female workforce is a huge…
Here be treasure!
Less than a fifth of ‘treasure assets’ are held for financial reasons, says Barclays. Only 19% of treasure assets - which include items such as precious jewellery, fine art, antique…