- Kenya to recoup cash paid to Africa's largest wind power farm
- KFH to decide on share pricing of Ahli United Bank merger
- National Bank of Bahrain plans to acquire a stake in BisB
- Financial advisers say clients most concerned about Common Reporting Standard
- Bahrain Fintech Bay launches Islamic finance centre
- Bank Muscat’s Izdihar extends GCC footprint
- The world's fourth-biggest oil producer can't keep the lights on
- UAE business loan demand up in Q3, personal loans fall
- Saudi Arabia plans special economic zone at Riyadh airport
- Foreigners sell net $1.1 billion of Saudi stocks
Changing gear in the investment cycle
Changing gear in the investment cycle
A universal proposition
Naushid Mithani, Market Head, Global South Asian Community, EMEA and Head, Private Banking, UAE, Standard Chartered, speaks to WEALTH Arabia…
Tadawul outpaces the region's markets…
According to research from CPI Financial, Tadawul was the top performing market in the region from 1 February to 26 April, with ADX gaining and DFM…
The history of money, a collective…
Matthew Amlôt, Editor, CPI Financial, writes about how currency has evolved from the earliest days to modern cryptocurrency
Why is there no inflation?
Mark Burgess, Deputy Global CIO & CIO, EMEA, Columbia Threadneedle Investments, writes about one of the biggest questions facing regional investors looking at their global financial…
Living 100 years: the new expectation
UBS’s Head of Wealth Management for the Arabian Gulf, Niels Zilkens, discusses the importance of health and wealth and looks at how the rising prospect of living for a century means…
The retirement question
For expatriates in the Gulf, the question of what to do later in life should not be left until the day approaches. Graeme Whittaker Field MCSI, ACII, ACIB, Chartered Financial Planner,…
Investing in the old masters
Ahead of Sotheby’s auction of Rubens’ Portrait of a Bearded Venetian Nobleman on 4 July in London, George Gordon, Co-Chairman, Worldwide Old Master Paintings & Drawings,…
The holistic approach to private banking
In an exclusive dialogue with Banker Middle East, Naushid Mithani, MD, Market Head, GSAC EMEA & PvB Head, UAE at Standard Chartered discusses the private banking landscape…
Demystifying the world of offshore finance
Banker Middle East speaks to Philip Cernik, Chief Marketing Officer at Friends Provident International, who highlights the plusses of offshore banking for consumers
A universal proposition
Naushid Mithani, Market Head, Global South Asian Community, EMEA and Head, Private Banking, UAE, Standard Chartered, speaks to WEALTH Arabia about covering the totality of what…
Changing gear in the investment cycle
Philippe Ghanem, CEO, ADS Securities, speaks to WEALTH Arabia on his firm’s technology-first strategy
The brand of ADS Securities, the Abu Dhabi-based investment…
Ripe for the picking
Emmanuel Laurina, Managing Director, Head of Middle East & North Africa and Ana Harris, Head of Equity Portfolio Strategists for EMEA, both from State Street Global Advisors, speak…
Why Rolls-Royce made Cullinan
Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce talks exclusively with WEALTH Arabia about the brand’s launch of its first all-terrain vehicle and why it’s…
Bahrain Islamic Bank leads rapid evolution
Wesam Abdulaziz Baqer, Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking, Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB) speaks with Islamic Business & Finance about the…
Emirati haute couture
WEALTH Arabia talks to Dr Reem El Mutwalli about her new Sultani collection, a window into the high fashion of Emirati culture, from 1968 to the present.…
It’s time to renew your interest in solar
Martin Haupts, CEO of Phanes Group, writes exclusively for WEALTH Arabia about potential investments into renewable energy.
How private banks are utilising blockchain
WEALTH Arabia speaks to Dr. Veronica Lange, Head Group CTO Innovation Switzerland, Executive Director, UBS, about how the institution is taking advantage…
Private equity—riding the wave
In an exclusive interview with Banker Middle East, Campbell Steedman, Managing Partner and Chris Skipper, Partner, both at Winston & Strawn highlight…
MENA’s growing VC industry
Philip Dowsett, Funds Partner at Morgan Lewis, sheds light on Dubai and MENA’s growing venture capital tech investment landscape.
Is the economic bubble in trouble?
Steen Jakobsen, Chief Investment Officer, Saxo Bank has a candid conversation with WEALTH Arabia about how investors should be approaching their portfolio this quarter.…
Investing ethically across the globe
Ayman Sejiny, CEO, Ibdar Bank, speaks to WEALTH Arabia about his organisation.
Tell me about…
Investing in the Gulf ’s banking evolution
Mohamed Abdellatif, Senior Executive Officer, Head of Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) Middle East Ltd, speaks to WEALTH Arabia about its commitment to the…
Bitcoin future trading kicks off while investors await central banks decisions
Trading bitcoins entered a new phase today, after Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) listed the first futures contract on the cryptocurrency, writes Hussein Sayed, Chief Market Strategist…
Oil seeks support in mid-40s, hawks spook gold
Broad-based weakness saw the Bloomberg Commodity Index challenge the lower end of the range that has persisted for the past 14 months, writes Ole Hansen, Head of Commodity Strategy…
UK economy to face uncertainty for at least two years
The cloud of uncertainty hanging over the British economy will not lift until March 2019 at the earliest, according to Linda Yueh, Adjunct Professor of Economics at…
Steady as she goes
By Simon Fasdal - Saxo Bank’s Head of Fixed Income
Entering springtime and summer always brings in a certain kind of optimism, at least for us northerners, who at this point have struggled…
KBW Investments launches Islamic fund
In an exclusive interview, HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal reveals the full story behind his investment firm’s jump into the Shari’ah space
Tell me about the history…
FXTM analysis–Greenback higher, but no incentives for big moves
After a muted trading session on Monday due to the US holiday, writes Hussein Sayed, Chief Market Strategist at FXTM, the dollar is finally showing signs of strength in early Asian trade as investors…
Three key design trends to watch for in 2017
Samer Al Isis, CEO of the Poltrona Frau Group ME, believes that the approach of shifting away from an exclusively aesthetic approach and are starting to prioritise the fulfilling…
Cisco 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report: classic attack vectors re-emerge;
According to the Cisco 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report (ACR), over one-third of organisations that experienced a breach in 2016 reported substantial customer, opportunity and revenue loss…
'America first', protectionism first
Christopher Dembik, Head of Macro Analysis, Saxo Bank says the Trump effect is a speculative bubble, and as with all bubbles, it will finally burst when investors realise that the new President is…
FXTM analysis–global stocks selloff, beginning of a reversal?
Regardless of their feelings towards President Trump, investors seek opportunities, and markets were rallying on the President’s commitments to reduce taxes, deregulate…
FXTM Analysis- Great! #Dow20K, shall we jump in?
FXTM Chief Market Strategist, Hussein Sayed, comments on the Dow Jones Industrial average finally broke above 20,000 on Wednesday.
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.…