31 - Dec - 2007
Markaz announced that it was the official conference sponsor for the 1st Kuwait Global Forum that was held in Brussels on December 18th. His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmad Al Sabah, the Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait, supported the event which aimed to raise the international...
27 - Dec - 2007
A key obstacle to foreign investment has been removed on December 26th, 2007 when Kuwait parliament approved slashing of income-tax from 55% to 15%. What may be of more interest is the proviso that profits from stock trading, whether directly or through mutual funds, is totally tax-free providing...
17 - Dec - 2007
The GCC volatility levels which had edged up during last month witnessed a minor retraction during November 2007. However, the emerging markets continue to witness an increase in volatility. The volatility levels on S&P 500 spiked up during the current month and is at its historic high. The Markaz...
12 - Dec - 2007
Markaz is in the final stages of launching Markaz U.S. Multifamily Realty Investment Unit IV "The Fund", a US
67.2 million sharia'a compliant fund that will selectively invest in the development of apartment properties in the US. BBK will be a co-sponsor of Markaz U.S Multifamily Realty...
02 - Dec - 2007
Markaz announced that Gulf Pacific America (“GPA”), the longest running fund managed by Markaz which invests in US real estate has outperformed the NCREIF Property Index (the relevant index for private real estate funds) by approximately 1.5% annually. Over the past eight years (marking a complete...
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