A total of 492 new companies joined the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), in the first half of the year, up 59% year-on-year (H1 2020: 310), the leading international financial hub in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region said on Thursday (Sep.
Globally fintech investment hit $98bn in the first half of 2021, compared with $121.5bn during the entirety of a Covid-19-hit 2020, new research from the consultancy KPMG showed.
Dominica, a small island nation in the eastern Caribbean Sea, has topped the chart with the best citizenship by investment (CBI) programme in the world for the fifth year in a row, according to the CBI Index.
Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Mexico stood at $18.4 billion in the first half of this year, up 2.6% compared with the same period in 2020, according to the Mexican Economy Ministry. Manufacturing, mining, financial services and insurance emerged as the top sectors.
Cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies investments in the first half of 2021 stood at $8.7 billion, surpassing the total yearly investments in this space from the previous three years, according to a KPMG report released on Thursday (August 12).
Data for Chinese investments in the 140 countries of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) show that overall financing and investments in the BRI continued to drop in the first half of 2021 to US$19.3 billion compared to US$27.5 billion in the first half of 2020.
Saudi Arabian energy giant Saudi Aramco has confirmed that it is facing a $50m ransom demand from hackers who have stolen some proprietary data.
The first six months of 2021 saw continued appetite for global Merger and acquisitions (M&A) dealmaking with deals worth more than US$2.6t, up from US$926b year-on-year and surging past the pre-pandemic five-year average (H1 2015-2019) of US$1.6t, according to new ana
Investors are growing more pessimistic about inflation, a Gallup poll released on Tuesday (July 13) revealed.