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ICA Conference to highlight GCC sovereign funds

November 20, 2017

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 ... View more

Saudi currency sovereign ratings get stable outlook

October 9, 2017

S&P Global has affirmed A-/A-2 long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign ratings on Saudi Arabia and has given the kingdom a stable outlook. The outlook is based on expectation that th... View more

Saudi sovereign fund, SoftBank in robotic initiative

September 7, 2017

The Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund (PIF) and Japan s SoftBank Group are set to launch an initiative to explore how robots can be more effectively used in the daily tasks of the government and so... View more

Qatari flights can't cross sovereign airspace: UAE

August 9, 2017

The General Civil Aviation Authority of the United Arab Emirates has denied allowing aircraft registered in Qatar to cross the sovereign airspace of the state. In a statement the authority added that ... View more

Share of investment-grade sovereign issuers down 50pc

July 1, 2017

The proportion of sovereign bond issuers with investment grade ratings continues to fall driven in part by an increase in riskier emerging market debt issuance according to Moody s Investors Service. ... View more

Sovereign investors put asset allocations on hold

June 8, 2017

Geo-political uncertainty and limited options to increase risk asset allocations are causing sovereign investors in the Middle East and globally to make fewer allocation changes than at any point in t... View more

Gulf sovereign Eurobonds to hit $33bn in 2017

March 15, 2017

The GCC sovereign Eurobond issuance volumes will remain high in 2017 - but below 2016 s record levels - as governments seek to fund sizeable deficits at a time of strong investor demand Moody s Invest... View more

Mena sovereign borrowing to fall by 20pc, says report

February 26, 2017

Middle East and Northern African (Mena) sovereign borrowing will decline 20 per cent this year to hit 136 billion after increasing sharply in 2016 according to a report by global ratings agency S&P. T... View more

Mena sovereign ratings continue decline

January 11, 2017

Overall sovereign creditworthiness in the Mena region has continued to deteriorate according to a report from S&P P Global Ratings a leading provider of independent credit ratings. The report titled M... View more



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