Emerging Markets Roundup: Middle East

SOVEREIGN WEALTH FUNDS JUMP INTO THE MARKETS By Gordon Platt Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) are once again dipping their toes in markets worldwide, even those that saw investments last year grow cold. Saudi power company launches landmark sukuk ...

Best Islamic Financial Firms 2012

LANDMARK YEAR   By Anita Hawser   Last year was a landmark year for Islamic finance—innovative new products were launched and new markets opened up that few would have considered likely candidates just a few years ago.   These trends ...

WORLD'S BEST ISLAMIC FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS 2012

Global Finance names the World’s Best Islamic Financial Institutions 2012 NEW YORK, April 20, 2012 - Global Finance magazine has announced its fifth annual awards for the World’s Best Islamic Financial Institutions. A full report on the selections will appear ...

Country Report: Kuwait

LONG-TERM VISION   By Justin Keay   Kuwait’s development in recent years has been driven by the state, with little FDI. However, upcoming elections promise a new government that could improve the business climate for foreign investors.   When protesters ...

EM Regional Review: Middle East

    THE ARAB SPRING’S COSTS AND CONSEQUENCES   By Gordon Platt Countries in the region are evaluating the economic outcome of social and political upheaval—both the opportunities and the challenges.   Commercial International Bank, Egypt’s largest private sector bank, ...