The nascent technology sector in the Arab region needs to be reinforced by government support and backed by proper funding from sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) and local institutional investors if it is to flourish and create the next technology t
Bahraini sovereign fund Mumtalakat with estimated assets of $10.5 billion has been ranked 42nd globally, according to a report issued by Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) Institute.
It owns shares in 38 companies representing manufacturing, f
Saudi Arabia ranked second globally and first in the Arab world in terms of the assets of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs), said a report.
Assets and foreign holdings of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (Sama), or the kingdom’
Real estate private equity (PE) fund managers around the world continue to face major challenges stemming largely from ongoing illiquidity within the capital markets, a report said.
This has left few able to secure bank financing
The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) has agreed to join Morgan Stanley and private equity group 3i in a bid for the high-speed railway linking London with the Channel Tunnel, Abu Dhabi's National newspaper said.
Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), the country's sovereign wealth fund, may sell its 24.6 percent stake in telecoms firm Zain, according to a newspaper report on Monday.
Daily Al-Qabas, citing unidentified sources, said KIA has asked sever
Almost 70 per cent of business leaders from around the world would approve of investment coming from Bahrain, said a report.
The Sovereign Brands Survey 2010, conducted by Hill & Knowlton and Penn Schoen Berland, two pre-eminent commun
Several Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds are holding talks with the Agricultural Bank of China about investing in its IPO in Shanghai and Hong Kong this year, the China Business News reported on Monday.
The Kuwait Investment Authority
Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), the country's sovereign wealth fund, said on Thursday it did not plan to reduce its exposure to euro zone investments, denying a Kuwaiti newspaper report.
"KIA denies local newspaper reports that there is
Sovereign wealth funds picked up their pace of spending in the second half of 2009 after an extended period of retrenchment during the global financial crisis, a recent study said.
The last two quarters of 2009 accounted