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Global Institutional Investors’ Average Target Allocation to Real Estate Increases

The real estate asset class continues to experience growth in institutional capital allocations. In fact, 2017 represents an important milestone in this regard according...

Takaful poised for growth, greater focus required

Takaful operators in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Malaysia are growing at a rapid pace and are highly capitalised, new research from A.M....

DGCX to enhance its trading and clearing platform

New platform to provide superior transaction speed, increased reliability and scalability Enhancements designed to attract new institutional, retail and high frequency traders Platform scheduled to go...

Investors turn to U.S. and Emerging Markets, Fund Manager Survey

BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey Finds Investors Turning to U.S. and Emerging Markets Amid Eurozone Fears

Non-tax revenues can generate at least 10% of GDP in UAE

Given the volatility and unpredictability of oil prices, the primary economic strategy for all GCC countries is to diversify government income and reduce dependency...

Foreign Investment Office releases special report: Dubai – The FDI...

The final report finds that more than 80% of Middle East investors plan to maintain or increase investments in Dubai The final report “Dubai –...

Western Union Commits $100,000 to Flood Relief Efforts in Pakistan

To help the victims of Pakistan’s natural disaster of heavy rains and flooding affecting upwards of 14 million people, The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU),...

Outlook for Insurance Sector Growth in the Region Strong, Says DIFC...

Deep structural changes and changing attitudes toward risk are driving long-term growth in the insurance sector within the Middle East and North Africa region,...

“A good performance for the Gulf Premier Fund and the Gulf...

Talal Al-Tawari, Head of GCC Equities Division at Gulf Investment Corporation has said that "the Gulf Premier Fund", the first of its kind in...

Investors see potential in organic farming

Large-scale changes in the so-called food system cannot happen without the help of big investors. Even though most of them prefer to take short-term,...

DMCC successfully redeems US$200 million sukuk

Final US$20 million repayment on five-year Islamic bond made on schedule Demonstrates underlying financial strength of DMCC Underscores rapid growth...

Central Bank backs banks operating in UAE

Central Bank of the UAE announced today that it stands behind UAE banks and branches of foreign banks operating in the country. Central Bank...

Banks Holiday on occasion of 40th National Day and Hijri New...

All banks in UAE will remain closed from Thursday 1st December until Saturday 3rd December on the occasion of 40th National Day and Hijri New Year, according to a Central Bank

Why You Need to Create Multiple Streams of Income

In uncertain times, people often fear that they may lose their jobs from one week to the next. But those who have managed to...

Financial incentive offered to mid-range hotel developers in Dubai

H.E. Helal Saeed Almarri of DTCM announces Municipality Fee waiver for three and four star hotel developments at Day 2 of The Hotel Show Helal...

Regulatory uncertainty tops organizational risks for senior executives

Large institutions may suffer hit to normalized earnings as a result of re-regulation Deloitte identifies five key industry drivers to impact global financial institutions For the...

SCA Board changes brokers’ regulation

Following a Cabinet approval of the new board set-up, the reconstituted board of the Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) has held its first...

Infrastructure and Economic Diversification to Drive Saudi Private Equity Market

With the steady population growth propelling continuous infrastructure development, Saudi Arabia is considered the next big market for private equity and venture capital investors,...