Investments

Trump presidency could have far-reaching effects on Gulf finance

A Donald Trump presidency in the United States could have far-reaching ramifications for personal finance in the Gulf, according to the financial experts at...

Mergers and Acquisitions Activity in GCC Region Set to Accelerate

Mergers and acquisitions activity in the GCC region is set to accelerate as lower oil prices force governments and corporations to consolidate fragmented industries....

Emaar Properties lists USD 750 million Sukuk on Nasdaq Dubai

Emaar Properties listed a 750 million US dollar Sukuk today on Nasdaq Dubai, the region's international financial exchange. The listing has raised the total value...

Helpful Tips on How to Do Well in Binary Options

Though binary options deal with unregulated trading and would be mostly on the internet and may be prone to fraud, it is easy to...

Billionaire Investors Back A Gold Price Rally In 2016

It wasn't so long ago that some of the more famous investor gurus were shrugging off gold as nothing more than shiny trinkets with...

Why the Middle East Is Betting on a Solar Future

Just how cheap has solar energy gotten? To give you an indication, Middle Eastern countries from Saudi Arabia to the United Arab Emirates are...

Unprecedented interest in Abu Dhabi dual-tranche bonds reported

The Emirate of Abu Dhabi issued a US Dollar 5 billion dual-tranche bond · USD 2.5 billion 2.218 yield due 2021, and USD 2.5 billion...

Dubai Parks and Resorts to raise financing through Rights Issue

Dubai Parks and Resorts is seeking to raise a total of AED2.67bn in additional financing, of which Dh1.68bn is being raised through the Rights...

Abu Dhabi Plans Bonds Sale

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is sounding out investors about plans to issue bonds for the first time in more...

Emerging markets hedge funds surge most since May 2009

Emerging Markets hedge funds posted strong gains in March, leading industry-wide gains as equity and commodity markets reversed early quarter declines to conclude the...

MENA Deal Value Declines in Q1 2016

2016 has gotten off to a fairly slow start in terms of M&A activity targeting companies based in the Middle East and North...

Investment In Later Life: Everything You Need To Know

When it comes to dealing with the financial implications of life, such as starting a family or buying a house, your priorities don’t tend...

Outflows rise in equities; Record influxes into gold funds

According to a new paper by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, volatility seems to be taking its toll on risk assets flows. “Outflows continued...

Funding the GCC’s infrastructure: is it time for Public Private Partnerships?

Ultra-low oil prices will continue to limit cash available to sovereigns in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries over the near term. Clearly GCC governments...

Valued over $1 trillion Saudi Aramco IPO could go global

As part of a privatization drive, Saudi Arabia is considering an IPO of Saudi Aramco, the world’s biggest crude oil producer, deputy crown price...

A few tips for property investors in 2016

2015 was a year of speculation and fluctuation, from oil prices to interest rates. But the global economic recovery, by and large, maintained an...

Dubai a safe haven for high-net worth GCC families investments

As a first-class tourism destination, and a world-leading financial services center, Dubai is seen as a safe haven for individuals from the rest of...

Mark Faber recommends emerging markets and gold in 2016

Mark Faber, the publisher of the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, said in an interview with Bloomberg “I believe that we’re already entering a...

GCC equity markets are looking increasingly attractive, BofA Merrill Lynch

· UAE remains the most preferred MENA market, offering long term growth · Kuwait is also a preferred market amongst the GCC Frontier markets · Saudi...

Update on Investment Opportunities in Dubai Released

Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI), an agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai, in partnership with the international research and...

Foreign Investors Enabled to Own Shares in UAE’s National Telecommunication Company

In an historic move, UAE Federal Law No. 01 of 1991 has been amended by Federal Decree by Law No. 03 of 2015, and...

Repositioning Private Capital: Money Movements Around The Globe

More than a tenth of the world’s ultra high net worth wealth is managed by Swiss banks and it is estimated at approximately CHF3...

Emirates Celebrates Listing of a $913 Million Sukuk on Nasdaq Dubai

Listing underlines Dubai’s growth as global Capital of Islamic Economy Nasdaq Dubai supports global visibility of airline’s Islamic capital-raising activities His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed...

UAE GDP rose more than 236-fold in 2014

The Annual Investment Meeting (AIM 2015) was inaugurated on Monday, March 30th, 2015, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Day One saw impressive...