Tuesday 23 September 2014

UAE, Qatar keep 'frontier' tag despite upgrade

Despite their recent upgrade to the more mainstream emerging market league, United Arab Emirates and Qatar are considered risky enough by many investors that they still treat them like frontier markets. Erratic price moves, diffic


AAIB unit starts crisis assistance travel service

Frontier Travel Insurance, a part of Anglo Arab Insurance Brokers (AAIB), has launched the world’s first online crisis assistance plan. Business travellers to post conflict territories can apply for and buy the plan immediat


S&P mulls 'emerging' status of UAE, Qatar

The United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Jordan are under review for a potential upgrade to an emerging market status by Standard & Poors, an executive said, a coveted status seen boosting foreign fund inflows to the region. The countries a


FTSE Group reclassifies UAE market

FTSE Group has added the United Arab Emirates as a 'secondary' emerging market within its global equity index series, which the index provider says is the first time the country has been added in a global equity universe. UAE and o

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