Bahrain is one of the leading countries in the world for providing best care for expatriates and their children, a report said.
China and Thailand are also rated among the best countries in this regard followed by small and rich c
Dubai Financial Market (DFM), one of Arab world's leading bourses, said foreign investors bought stocks worth Dh1.134 billion ($308.6 million) in August, which was 50.7 per cent of the total traded value.
Announcing this on Su
Nomura, a global investment bank, has been authorised by the Saudi Arabian Capital Markets Authority (CMA) to offer international institutional investors access to the Saudi stock market (Tadawul).
Nomura, in accordance with CMA guideline
Saudi Arabia's decision to open up its stock market for foreign investors is a strategic move by the Kingdom to seek diversification from its core oil resources and emerge as a strong financial centre in the Gulf, said an expert.
Eager to rebuild its ailing industrial sector, Iraq has relaunched a tender to rehabilitate 18 of its idle factories, for the second time this year, after failing to attract enough interest from foreign investors, an Iraqi official said.
Foreign investors are shedding positions in key Gulf markets considered immune to the political unrest sweeping the Middle East and local state institutions are running out of firepower to stem the slide.
Foreign investors were net sellers
Investors are likely to pour more funds into Egypt in 2011 as a strengthening economy and attractive yields outweigh a fragile social backdrop and uncertainty ahead of a presidential election.
Egypt's main stock index rose 20 percent in th
With its strategic location in the northernmost part of the UAE coupled with a programme of ambitious economic reforms, Ras Al Khaimah is set to attract an increasing number of investors to its shores, said a top official.
Sheikh Saud bin
Demand for Islamic bonds (sukuk) will increase from next year when foreign investors are expected to tap Gulf Arab markets, a top banker said.
Simon Eedle, managing director of Global Islamic Banking at Calyon, told the Reuters Islamic Ban
Dubai Financial Market said the value of shares bought by foreign investors, or non-UAE nationals, during last week (November 2 - November 6) reached Dh1.156 billion ($315 million) comprising 36.2 per cent of the total value of stocks traded durin