- IsDB microfinance project to create 25,000 jobs in Senegal
- Foursan Group exits investment in Jordan Dubai Islamic Bank
- Goldmoney Inc. gains Shari’ah-compliant status
- Abu Dhabi Fund for Development injects AED 1.47 billion into Central Bank of Sudan
- GCC banks to resist weaker operating conditions in 2017-2018
- HSBC partners with AXA Gulf to introduce general insurance products in the region
- Shell to sell stake in SADAF to SABIC for $820 million
- Saudi Ministry of Finance affirms that there is no plan to impose fees on remittances
- Deutsche Bank appoints new wealth management head for the Gulf region
- ICC-UAE Board of Directors approves 2017 programme of action
Two Phantoms and a Ghost
My other, other car is also a Rolls-Royce
As an expat, if you reside in the UAE and die without a locally recognised Will, the local courts could potentially distribute your estate according…
Succession planning for family businesses is crucial - not just for the companies in question but for the stability of the whole economy.
Yoga for Golfers
Golf and Yoga may seem odd bedfellows but if you want to reduce your handicap, cure your lower back pain or fix your swing - check this out.
Investors look to the week ahead...
Traders hoping for volatility to pick up are likely to be lucky in the week ahead with many key moving events, by Hussein Al Sayed, Chief Market Strategist, FXTM
For the past two months markets…
Is the Trump rally over?
by Hussein Sayed, Chief Market Strategist at FXTMThe US dollar is being sold across the board early Thursday as traders continued to digest yesterday’s Fed minutes. Although most Fed officials…
PR trends that brands shouldn't ignore in 2017
Time runs fast, and as many other things Public Relations and the overall way of communication have gone through an amazing transformation over the past years, according…
2017 key market themes: FXTM
by Hussein Sayed, Chief Market Strategist at FXTMWhether you consider 2016 a good or a bad year, it was by no doubt the year of surprises. Not just because Donald Trump was elected…
In 2017: one good and two bad news for the world economy
By Christopher Dembik, Head of Macro Analysis, Saxo Bank"There are two types of problems in life, political problems that are insoluble and economic problems that are incomprehensible", according…
Markets in holiday mode, volatility not ruled out
Written by Hussein Sayed, Chief Market Strategist at FXTM
With less traders on their desks and most investors planning were to spend their New Year’s Eve; markets have…
The golden triangle
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Abu Dhabi provides a detailed explanation of UAE’s new insolvency laws and how it relates to the Commercial Companies Law and the Competition…
Who played the trump card?
A shockwave of disbelief went round the world when Donald J. Trump was elected the next President of the US [I think he may even have been slightly surprised himself]. As the swathe of red swept across…
The diamond standard
A new innovation in diamond investment and wealth preservation has arrived in the form of VULT, writes Matt Amlôt.
Diamonds have always had a concentrated value of wealth, with a size…
Sitting down with an Arab entrepreneur
Joe Akkawi, Managing Partner, Paz Marketing, sat down for a chat on some of his favourite things
What car do you love most?
I adore the Mercedes C63 AMG.
Central banks and oil remain key drivers of financial markets
By Hans GOETTI, Chief Economic and Strategist for the Middle East and Asia, Banque Internationale à Luxembourg
Desperately seeking the secondary market
A key frustration for regionally-focused investors has been the immaturity of the GCC bond market. In other markets they are an important asset class which offer sophisticated products…
A new spin on Gulf style
UAE-based fashion designer Ahmed Abdelrahman is realising his vision to make the kandora and other traditional Gulf staples a part of global fashion, writes Sarah Owermohle.
Luxury without guilt
How luxury brands must adapt to the sustainable consumer, by Dr. Nicholas Ashill, Professor of Marketing and Chalhoub Group Professor of Luxury Brand Management…
Private wealth management offerings are on the up
Fahd Iqbal, Head of Middle East Research, Credit Suisse says increasing regulatory pressure may lead private wealth management institutions to consolidate.
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…