Chris Taylor, Investment director and head of Research at Neptune Investment Management, explains why he believes sub-$50 oil could be the norm for investors for the next decade or two. The oil price has more than halved over the past 18 months. Many market participants assume this is a temporary phenomenon. We believe they are […]
John Sfakianakis, regional director for the GCC, Ashmore Investment Saudi Arabia, gives a view on what the ‘new normal’ oil price levels mean for the GCC region and for equity markets given recent price moves in oil. The Gulf economies have experienced the longest period of economic growth and prosperity since the advent of oil. […]
Success in generating an estimated additional SEK1.1bn in taxes since 2010 has persuaded Swedish tax authorities to target Hong Kong, Panama, Dubai and Qatar for tax information and exchange agreements, as the country continues to close off existing loopholes involving so-called tax havens.
Against rampant volatility in established markets, Franklin Templeton’s Mark Mobius believes investors will gain from greater performance and falling macroeconomic risks in emerging and frontier market equities.
Pictet’s Raymond Sagayam says there are three biases common in his sector, and that following following them can reveal risks.
RBC Wealth Management, part of Royal Bank of Canada has appointed Yousif Banayoti as a director for its London-based Middle East & Levant desk.
The total assets under management of all Sovereign Wealth Funds globally is around $4.6trn and they are increasingly interested in alternative investments, according to discussion recorded at an Opalesque Gulf Round Table.
Bermuda has signed a double taxation agreement (DTA) with Qatar, raising hopes for increased cross- border trade between the nations.
Arnab Banerji, founder and chief investment officer of emerging markets manager Collabrium Capital, has been appointed to the board of the Qatar Financial Centre Authority.
Increasingly influential in regional politics, Qatar is also delivering on the economic front. And then there is the hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
One year on from the demonstrations in Egypt’s Tahrir Square, managers polled by the UK’s Association of Investment Companies consider the prospects for investing in the region.
Belgian bancassurance group KBC has agreed a €1.05bn sale of its private banking arm, KBL European Private Bankers, through Precision Capital, a Luxembourg-based entity representing a Qatari investor.