A geographical breakdown of the news and features most relevant to our audiences in each region.
Vexed UAE firms act over Insurance Authority rule delays
As the Abu Dhabi headquartered Insurance Authority drags its heals on finalising sector reform, many businesses are anticipating what the incoming regulations will mean for them and pressing ahead with new strategies.
Housebuilders suffer after Berkeley production warning
UK housebuilders experienced a sell-off today after Berkeley Group Holdings warned it would not be able to boost production to meet the government’s demand for new homes.
US to shut $11bn offshore voluntary disclosure programme
The disclosure scheme that allows US taxpayers hiding offshore accounts to come clean and face more lenient penalties will close in September 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced this week.
Are regional emerging market funds making a comeback?
Emerging market equities is one of the few asset classes where investors are still seeing value, but as the asset class makes a comeback investors have different takes on whether to allocate to regional funds or leave geographical allocation to portfolio managers.
News 16 Mar 18
OMI keeps distribution deal as Old Mutual exits LatAm
South Africa-headquartered Old Mutual is selling all of its businesses in Latin America to a Singapore-based firm but has confirmed that Old Mutual International will continue its long-standing relationship with regional distributor Aiva.
Features 16 Mar 18
Brexit threat to Gibraltar may trigger sector exodus to Spain
Brexit poses a significant threat to financial services in Gibraltar but re-domiciling to the Spanish side of the border could spare the sector.