Friday 24 November 2017

Nasdaq Dubai to create futures on Emaar Development

Nasdaq Dubai will add Emaar Development to its futures market as soon as the company lists its shares on Dubai Financial Market (DFM) following its initial public offering (IPO). The listing is expected to take place on November 22. Investors will be able to trade


Bahrain to host new Islamic finance forum

A new Islamic finance forum entitled “Islamic Finance Innovation Day” is set to take place in Bahrain on December 7.  The event is being held with the strategic partnership of the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) and support from other industry partners i


KPMG seminar on internal audit in cyber security

KPMG in Bahrain, a top provider of audit, tax and advisory services, is hosting an educational seminar to shed light on the role of Internal Audit in preventing and addressing cyber-threats. The seminar, titled “Why cyber security and the changing role of internal auditors&


Saudi businesses urged to register for VAT

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Zakat and Tax (GAZT) has urged businesses with annual revenues over SR1 million ($266,300) to expedite their VAT registration process and ensure their readiness for its implementation. The Authority urged businesses to register through th


ICA Conference to highlight GCC sovereign funds

The upcoming ICA Conference, a leading financial markets conference in Dubai, UAE, will address the rise of populism in the West, the importance of GCC sovereign wealth funds and the sharing economy. The 42nd edition of the event is taking place from 22-25 November at the Sofitel


Saudi Q3 non-oil income up 80pc; revenues rise 11pc

Saudi Arabia's non-oil revenues increased 80 per cent in the third quarter compared to the same period in 2016, confirming the feasibility of economic reforms, officials said.   Total revenues for the third quarter amounted to SR142.1 billion, an increase of


Egypt water project wins $42m Kuwait funding

The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, (KFAED) on Sunday signed a loan agreement with Egypt worth KD12.5 million ($42.5 million) to fund a project that will provide drinking water in the Sinai Peninsula. The project is targeting some of Egypt's most underdeveloped are


India’s PHD Chamber opens first international office in Bahrain

PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a leading industry chamber in India with over 112 years of history, has opened its first international office in Bahrain to promote bilateral trade between India and the entire GCC region.   PHD Chamber president Anil Khaita


QInvest completes US murabaha transaction

QInvest, a leading private investment group in Qatar, has announced the exit of a real estate mezzanine murabaha transaction in the US. The transaction, backed by a diversified portfolio of 17 assets, generated an IRR of 14.9 per cent (representing a 1.23x multiple) over 20 month


Tadawul to hold crisis management workshop

The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) will host a workshop for listed Saudi companies at its headquarters in Riyadh on November 22, which covers crisis preparedness and its impact on shareholder value. It will be presented by Robert McAllister, global crisis management expert at Ins

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