ZAWYA by LSEG, is a leading and trusted source of regional news and intelligence for millions of professionals across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and other parts of the Middle East and Africa. The website has both English and Arabic versions and provides real-time updates on equities, commodities, and currencies from regional and global markets throughout the day. Serving a global audience ZAWYA has been providing financial and business news for over two decades across various sectors such as real estate, construction, energy, banking, tourism, technology, aviation, healthcare, logistics, and education.
The website has several sections that cover different topics, such as the Economy section, which focuses on credible and fast news on economic predictions, employment, infrastructure, and insights into various economies in the Gulf countries, the wider Middle East, Africa and the rest of the world. The Wealth, SME, Projects, and Legal sections provide extensive coverage on real-time developments in the world of investments, wealth management, alternative investments, sustainability, startups, entrepreneurs, construction tenders, infrastructure, and government policies in the Middle East.
ZAWYA Life section provides the latest updates on sports, entertainment, travel, tourism, and leisure, while the multimedia section offers business videos and podcasts as well as a variety of image galleries from across the globe.
ZAWYA Green, an exclusive section, covers your latest renewable energy news, market trends, and forward-thinking analysis, including the United Nations COP conferences on climate change, such as COP-28 in Dubai.
The Opinion section, driven by editorial guidelines, highlights thought leadership. It is reserved for corporate leadership who understand the various business sectors and have a viewpoint based on in-depth experience.
The website also offers special coverage that provides deep-dive analysis of key regional highlights and international developments. In addition to news and features, ZAWYA provides business development support through research reports, company databases, and information on the latest projects from across the MEA region.
ZAWYA also offers extensive coverage of Islamic finance reports, news and Islamic finance glossary, catering to the growing demand for Shariah-compliant investments and financial services. Its Islamic Finance section provides insights into the latest developments in the world of Islamic finance, including sukuk, Islamic banking, takaful, and Islamic capital markets.
ZAWYA was founded in 2000 in London, UK, and relocated to Dubai in 2002. The company grew over the years with a large client base before it was acquired by Thomson Reuters in June 2012. Thomson Reuters subsequently sold a 55% majority stake in its Financial & Risk (F&R) unit to private equity firm Blackstone Group LP on October 1, 2018, in a deal that valued the total F&R business at about $20 billion, establishing Refinitiv. Thomson Reuters and Blackstone's consortium subsequently agreed to sell Refinitiv to LSEG in August 2019.
LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group) is a leading global financial markets infrastructure and data provider, playing a vital social and economic role in the world's financial system. With our open approach, trusted expertise and global scale, we enable the sustainable growth and stability of our customers and their communities. We are dedicated partners with extensive experience, deep knowledge and a worldwide presence in data and analytics; indices; capital formation; and trade execution, clearing and risk management across multiple asset classes.
LSEG is headquartered in the United Kingdom, with significant operations in 70 countries across EMEA, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific. We employ 23,000 people globally, more than half located in Asia Pacific. LSEG's ticker symbol is LSEG.