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Rasmala names equities head

August 4, 2016

MENA Fund Manager August 3rd, 2016 Investment manager Rasmala has named Ali Taqi as its Dubai-based head of equities, one of several new appointments at the firm. Taqi joins from A/T Capital Management, the DIFC-based investment management firm, where he was managing director – asset management having joined the firm in 2008. In his new role, Taqi will responsible ...
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“Gulf investors are not primarily motivated by access to the EU market or labor force. Instead they invest in the U.K. because it is a large dynamic and open economy and that is unlikely to change as a result of this referendum” said Zak Hydari to Wall Street Journal

June 26, 2016

Persian Gulf to Continue Investing in UK After Brexit   Investors view market reaction to Brexit vote as a buying opportunity By Nicolas Parasie     26 June 2016 View of Tower Bridge and the Shard in London. Qatar’s wealth fund owns almost all of the Shard, the U.K.’s tallest skyscraper, and it owns the Olympic Village, the Canary ...
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“It is not a secret that the U.A.E. is over banked and there needs to be some consolidation” said Doug Bitcon, to Bloomberg

June 22, 2016

Bloomberg – Abu Dhabi’s Megabank Deal Poised to Shatter Mideast M&A Records June 21, 2016 Abu Dhabi’s planned combination of two of its largest banks could set a record as the biggest merger and acquisition deal in the Middle East — if it concludes. National Bank of Abu Dhabi PJSC and First Gulf Bank PJSC said this week ...
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“Etisalat’s strengths has been more of a global trend that’s has seen investment favoring industries, moreover allowing foreign ownership and MSCI inclusion has also supported the name.” said Marwan Haddad to Al Arabiya

June 8, 2016

Marwan Haddad, Potfolio Manager, MENA Equities at Rasmala was today on Al Arabiya providing insights and opinion.  In today’s episode of “Al Arabia Markets”, Marwan talked about: The acquisition of Abu Dhabi Financial Group to Dubai Holdings taking Shuaa and how it will set Shuaa to benefit from the coming positive market condition? Emaar bond issuance is mainly ...
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“Oil prices are driving markets, outlook would be mixed as there won’t be much action” said Muhammad Shabbir to Gulf News

June 7, 2016

Gulf News Oil and shares rise as Fed holds off rate hike June 7, 2016 The Abu Dhabi index rose nearly 0.5 per cent, while Saudi’s Tadawul index jumped more than 1 per cent, supported by oil prices, which jumped more than $50 per barrel again, amid slack volumes, on the first day of Ramadan. The Abu Dhabi Securities ...
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“The rises we’ve seen are more to do with the price of oil and what happened in international markets on Monday.” said Muhammad Shabbir to The National

June 7, 2016

The National  Oil and shares rise as Fed holds off rate hike June 7, 2016 Strong oil prices and the prospect of a later-than-expected rise in US interest rates lifted stock markets across the Arabian Gulf yesterday. Janet Yellen, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, was positive on the US economic outlook in a speech on Monday, but gave ...
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Rasmala Announces AGM

May 27, 2016

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2016 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the 2016 Annual General Meeting of Rasmala plc (the “Company”) will be held at Milton Gate, 60 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4SA, United Kingdom on 20 June 2016 at 12 p.m. Click  to download PDF
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Rasmala acquires AbbVie office building in the UK

May 16, 2016

 Rasmala acquires property in Berkshire,  for GBP24.5 million The Group expects to acquire additional assets in 2016  London and Dubai, 16 May 2016: Rasmala (‘Rasmala’ or ‘the Group’), the independent investment management group, today announced that it has acquired Abbvie House, a 55,958 sq. ft. grade A office building located in Vanwall Business Park, Berkshire, UK, for ...
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Saudi stocks lead regional gains after vision plan announcement – “The vision plan is a good start and investors were cheering on that. There was heavy buying in more or less all sectors but mainly banks, and real estate,” said Mohammad Shabbir to Gulf News

April 28, 2016

Gulf News Saudi stocks lead regional gains after vision plan announcement April 25, 2016 Buying was seen in all sectors from banking to real estate stocks Siddesh Suresh Mayenkar Saudi’s Tadawul index reversed from morning lows, jumping more than 2.5 per cent with heavy buying witnessed in banking and real estate stocks after the government announced its vision plan for ...
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Rasmala Announces Full Year 2015 Results

April 27, 2016

PRESS RELEASE   Strong performance of Rasmala flagship funds Expansion of real estate investment and advisory capabilities Completion of Group rebrand to Rasmala   London and Dubai, 27 April 2016: Rasmala plc (‘Rasmala’ or ‘the Group’), the independent investment management group, today announced its financial results for the year ended 31 December 2015. The Group is listed on the AIM market of ...
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