- Jordanian cabinet finalise income tax bill
- 14th World Islamic Economic Forum postponed
- Republic of Zimbabwe becomes Africa Finance Corporation's 19th Member State
- ADNOC and ISPRL crude oil shipment arrives in India
- Supply chain the new weak link in business security
- Central Bank of Kuwait issues three months’ bonds, Tawarruq worth KWD 240 million
- IMF Executive Board concludes 2018 Article IV consultation with Angola
- CBUAE gold reserves up by 6.6 per cent in Q1 of 2018
- Emirates NBD finalises agreement to purchase Turkey's fifth largest bank
- Kuwait Finance House sets up $3 billion Sukuk programme
The art of listening
The art of listening
ibq distinguishes itself through its deep understanding of its home market, according to Chaouki Daher, GM-Head of Private Banking.
F1 cult hero Jean Alesi
Jean Alesi's legacy in racing endures to this day. WEALTH Arabia caught up with him exclusively to talk about his car collection, the industry today,…
Bollywood superstar Alia Bhatt
Fresh of the release of her latest hit Badrinath Ki Dulhania, the belowed Bollywood superstar talks exclusively witth WEALTH Arabia about…
The Montage Beverly Hills
The Montage Beverly Hills offers exactly what GCC HNWI travellers are looking for on their next stay to the city of stars.
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.…
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…