Shockonomics for asset allocators: Global Asset Allocation

A recent report from BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research highlights latest investment trends and concerns. To "risk-on" or to "risk-off"? Despite a large number of unexpected...

Investment in gold is timeless

Gold is perhaps the world’s most liquid investment trading throughout the world daily. The market never closes and you can buy and sell  the...

Real Capital Analytics Property Investment Trend Data on Bloomberg

Commercial real estate research firm Real Capital Analytics (“RCA”) announced that its domestic and international property transaction data is now on the Bloomberg Professional®...

Growth and Profitability Fears after Oil Price Spike

Following the recent oil price spike, investors fear for corporate profitability and global growth, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Survey of Fund Managers...

DGCX February volumes rise 17 % year-on-year to reach 210,330 contracts

February volumes on the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) grew 17 % year-on-year to reach 210,330 contracts, valued at $10.07 billion. Year-to-date volume...

New Research Product – GCC Equity Monitor

Global Research introduces a monthly research product titled "GCC Equity Monitor”. The...

Dubai Investments Q4 net profit drops 36 percent

Dubai Investments PJSC ("DI"), an investment company with diversified interests in high growth segments, today announced its preliminary unaudited financial results for the year...

Aabar Investments frequently reviewing its options at Daimler

Aabar is currently "exploring ideas in the petrochemicals sector" At the sidelines of a presentation of Daimler's new-generation Mercedes-Benz SLK roadster in Stuttgart, Aabar...

Emaar successfully executes first international fixed-income offering of US$500 million

Emaar Properties PJSC ("Emaar"), rated B1/BB, has successfully priced its first international fixed-income offering, raising US$ 500 million via the issuance of trust certificates...

Emaar Properties Launches $500M 5.5-Yr Sukuk; 8.5% Pft Rate

Emaar Properties launches a benchmark dollar-denominated bond as part its $2 billion Islamic bond program. Benchmark bonds are typically at least $500 million in size. Market...

Abraaj Capital to establish SAR 2 Billion Saudi investment platform

Announcement made by Abraaj Capital and SAGIA on sidelines of Global Competitiveness Forum in Riyadh Abraaj Capital is largest Private Equity firm outside North...

Emaar hires banks to arrange meetings with investors ahead of bond...

Emaar Properties PJSC said it hired banks to arrange meetings with fixed-income investors ahead of a planned bond issue. The Dubai government-controlled company asked HSBC...

GCC Investment Strategy in 2011

Rising oil prices will drive regional GDP and budget surpluses Banking and petrochemical sectors to direct GCC profitability growth Qatar and UAE set to provide...

UAE Signs Initial Agreement for Investment Protection and Promotion with Republic...

On behalf of and towards enhance international financial agreements of the UAE, Ministry of Finance (MoF) signed an initial agreement for investment protection and...

LinkedIn expected to Go Public in 2011

LinkedIn, the social networking site for professionals, plans to go public in 2011 according Reuters. Morgan Stanley, Bank of America and JPMorgan are among the...

Moody’s downgrades Dubai Holding Commercial Operations bonds to B3

Moody's Investors Service has today downgraded to B3 from B2 the notes issued by Dubai Holding Commercial Operations MTN Ltd. under its Medium Term...

“Special purpose vehicle” will enable indirect investments in Facebook

This is the investment opportunity of 2011! Facebook has received a massive new round of funding: $450 million from Goldman Sachs and $50 million...

UAE plans to sell federal bonds to help fund budgetary spending...

The UAE Federal National Council has approved the planned public debt law at its meeting on Tuesday, the governmental body announced. The law is a...