Green grows my garden: Spreading roots of ethical investment

Thursday, 18 January 2018

As societies begin to grapple with global environmental issues, the art of investing and lending for environmental goals has now taken root promoted by bold venture capitalists and investment managers. Green finance is no longer a fringe industry but is spreading its roots pushed by like minded governments and technological breakthroughs in alternative energy and environmentally friendly solutions. Ignoring this trend comes at a risk to traditional investment and finance managers. Climate ...

Dr. Mohamed A. Ramady

Saudi Crown Prince opens dialogue for investment opportunities

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with a number of officials and companies’ representatives on the sidelines of The Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Riyadh, reported Saudi Press Agency. The Crown Prince and Kirill Dmitriev CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) discussed the bilateral interests in the field of investment. Prince Mohammed also met with Sir Richard Branson founder of Virgin Group, the CEO of the World Bank of China Mrs. Li Tong, and CEO of ...

Saudi Charge d’Affaires reiterates support for rebuilding Iraq

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Saudi Arabia’s Charge d’Affaires in Baghdad, Abdulaziz al-Shammari, has reiterated his country’s support for rebuilding Iraq. Shammari said that the Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council has looked into possible government investments between both the countries. He also said that they have also looked into the possibility of having the Saudi government establish an investment fund in Iraq.

Saudi Arabia to ease rules for Red Sea tourists

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Saudi Arabia has announced plans to build a "semi-autonomous" visa-free travel destination along its northwestern Red Sea coast. The Red Sea area will include diving attractions and a nature reserve in the tourist haven.The resort area will be developed with seed capital from the country's Public Investment Fund.The fund said Monday the project will be built along 200 kilometers of coastline and is tailored toward global luxury travelers and those seeking wellness travel, a genre ...

Qatar dispute and its unintended consequences

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

The current dispute between Qatar and its GCC neighbors and Egypt has created unintended consequences for all parties concerned, irrespective on which side of the dispute they sit. This relates to international perception of political and economic country risk and to hoped for inward Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Foreign investment lays at the heart of some of the more ambitious economic transformation, visions and plans that many of the GCC countries in the dispute, as well as Egypt, are ...

Dr. Mohamed A. Ramady

Canadian investment official stresses need for partnership with Saudi

Monday, 22 May 2017

Speaking at the sidelines of the Saudi-US CEO Forum in Riyadh, Senior Managing Director & Head of International activities, Head of Europe at CPP Investment Board (CPPIB), Alain Carrier, stated that it was highly valuable to be participating in this conference adding that he is very keen to develop a long standing partnership with the Saudi Public Investment Fund. Carrier also emphasized that the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board always seeks great opportunities with returns above their ...

China wary of mentioning Belt and Road investments by country

Saturday, 13 May 2017

A Chinese official told local reporters on Friday to focus on the inclusiveness of China’s Belt and Road initiative and refrain from reporting the amount of Chinese investment in specific countries along the route. Leaders from 29 nations will gather in Beijing this weekend for China’s ambitious new Silk Road initiative that aims to develop economic links between Asia, Africa and Europe. Chinese investment could reach up to $130 billion annually over the next five years. A ...

Development bank EBRD to invest in West Bank and Gaza

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is to start investing in the West Bank and Gaza, it said on Wednesday.The development bank’s shareholder governments approved the move which will initially last for five year and be financed with donations pooled from individual countries.It is expected to concentrate on energy infrastructure, renewable energy and supporting private businesses.“The EBRD can make an important contribution to the economy alongside other international ...

UAE state fund Mubadala’s net profit nearly triples in 2016

Friday, 31 March 2017

Abu Dhabi’s state-owned Mubadala Investment Company said its net profit nearly tripled in 2016, while total comprehensive income rebounded to a profit from a loss in 2015, primarily helped by financial investments.Mubadala reported a net profit of 3.3 billion dirhams ($899 million) for 2016, compared to a net profit of 1.2 billion dirhams in 2015. Total comprehensive income, which comprises all forms of income was 4.1 billion dirhams in 2016, up from 1.3 billion dirhams in the previous ...

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