All articles by Hassan Jivraj

Hassan Jivraj is a senior editor at Investment Monitor. He has covered emerging market credit and Middle East and North African economies for the past decade. He has written for publications including GlobalCapital, Debtwire, REDD Intelligence and Al-Monitor. Hassan specialises in emerging market debt capital markets, Islamic finance and the political economy of the Gulf monarchies.

Hassan Jivraj

Will Uzbekistan retain its position as Central Asia’s FDI star?

Uzbekistan has been pulling in impressive FDI numbers in recent years, but faces geopolitical headwinds to keep the projects flowing.

As Ras Al Khaimah prepares to open the Gulf’s first casino, how will other emirates respond?

The emirate of Ras Al Khaimah raised several eyebrows when it announced it would be opening a casino in a country where gambling is illegal.

Where are the global Islamic finance hubs?

Islamic finance is worth trillions of dollars and is still growing, but which locations are the leading hubs in the industry?

What impact could Turkey’s election have on its FDI inflows?

Turkey’s FDI star has dimmed in recent years, partly due to President Erdoğan’s erratic policies. Would a new regime be able to reverse this trend?

What do the ‘other emirates’ of the UAE have to offer foreign investors?

The ‘other emirates’ of the UAE – Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Fujairah and Umm Al Quwain – have their own economic strengths that can help them emerge from the twin shadows of Dubai and Abu Dhabi.