All articles by Hassan Jivraj

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.

Jordan records 21% increase in FDI in the first half of 2023

Jordan’s FDI spike follows the Investment Environment Law in 2022, which was designed to attract funding, boost growth and create jobs.

Why does Kuwait struggle to attract FDI?

An over-reliance on oil is one reason, but the low FDI inflows seen in Kuwait in recent years are a result of myriad issues.

China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank opens first overseas office in Abu Dhabi

AIIB’s decision to locate its first overseas office in Abu Dhabi follows an agreement between the development bank and the United Arab Emirates in April.

Dubai International Chamber opens Paris office to boost European trade

The opening of the Dubai International Chamber’s Paris office follows the opening of one in Milan as Dubai seeks to increase trade with the continent.

ADGM seeks to boost sustainable finance hub status as COP28 looms

ADGM has been working to improve its regulatory environment to boost sustainable finance in the run-up to COP28.

Uzbekistan partners with IFC to boost FDI attractiveness but challenges remain

Uzbekistan and the International Finance Corporation are joining forces to help boost FDI into the Central Asian country, but will the plan work?

Israel records 77.6% slump in FDI in first quarter of 2023

Israel has an impressive track record of attracting FDI, but external and internal challenges seem to be denting its allure to investors.

UAE sets up federal gaming regulator, paving way for casinos and gambling

The UAE could be on the verge of opening itself up to some form of gambling with the launch of a new gaming regulator.

Portugal records €2bn of inward FDI in first half of 2023

Portugal’s FDI figures for the first six months of 2023 show an economy moving away from a reliance on tourism.

Egypt eyes Islamic investors with sukuk and Sharia index

Egypt’s stock exchange plans to launch an Islamic index by November.