ZAWYA.com, a part of Refinitiv Middle East, is a leading source of regional news and intelligence, serving millions of professionals from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and rest of MENA. The website has both English and Arabic versions.

ZAWYA offers latest news and analysis from regional and global markets throughout the day. News on equities, commodities and currencies are updated on real-time basis.

The pioneering website has two decades worth of experience in providing financial and business news across sectors - real estate, construction, energy, banking, tourism, technology, aviation, healthcare, logistics and education, among others.

The Economy section has a wealth of content that is credible, true and fast. Economic outlooks, insights on the state of various economies in the Gulf countries, Middle East and the world; news on employment and infrastructure are some of the areas under focus in this section.

ZAWYA's Wealth, SME, Projects and Legal sections offer extensive content on the real-time developments in the world of investments, wealth management, alternative investments, start-ups, entrepreneurs, construction tenders, infrastructure, government policies in the Middle East.

Incisive and creative, the Life section provides the latest updates from the world of sports, entertainment, travel, tourism and leisure.

The multimedia section provides a window to the world with its image galleries and a gamut of videos from across the globe.

Over the last 20 years, ZAWYA has expanded its coverage and now offers a 'special coverage' section that provides deep-dive analysis of key regional projects and international developments.

In addition to news and features, ZAWYA supports business development through research reports, company databases and information on the latest projects from across the MENA region.

Business professionals can access the listing of companies in the MENA region, from across 10 main sectors, supporting regional business development activities.

Zawya was founded in 2000 in London, UK and re-located to Dubai in 2002. Zawya pioneered the concept of online subscriptions in the Middle East, providing profiles of thousands of companies and projects. The company grew over the years with a large client base before it was acquired by Thomson Reuters in June 2012.

Subsequently, Thomson Reuters 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 which 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.


About Refinitiv

Refinitiv, an LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group) business, is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure. With $6.25 billion in revenue, over 40,000 customers and 400,000 end users across 190 countries, Refinitiv is powering participants across the global financial marketplace. We provide information, insights, and technology that enable customers to execute critical investing, trading and risk decisions with confidence. By combining a unique open platform with best-in-class data and expertise, we connect people to choice and opportunity – driving performance, innovation and growth for our customers and partners. 

Now, as part of LSEG we are underpinned by the strength and stability of a more than 300-year-old organisation, broadening our capacity to positively impact the financial community — be it in trading and banking, investment, wealth, customer and third-party risk, and enterprise data solutions.

We draw on cleaner, richer, more readily accessible data to support the use of advanced technologies like AI and machine learning – helping our customers gain greater insight, fuel more rapid innovation, and successfully navigate this time of unparalleled change.

Our vision is to create greater openness, connection and efficiency in global financial markets. With core principles of partnership and an open model approach, we provide more choice to customers and give them greater opportunity to take on complexity, and scale efficiently. We do so knowing that by advancing our customers, we drive progress for the entire financial community.

Other notes of interest:

  • With a 100% focus on the financial community, Refinitiv is optimized for investments in key products and technologies to drive performance and innovation across all members – from investors, banks, trading, corporates, governments and more. 
  • Refinitiv has a 30-year agreement in place to distribute Reuters news and content.
  • As of February 1, 2021 Refinitiv is part of LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group). 

LSEG is headquartered in the United Kingdom, with significant operations in 70 countries across EMEA, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific. It employs 25,000 people globally, more than half located in Asia Pacific. LSEG’s ticker symbol is LSEG.