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Posted: 11-08-2011
UAE. Dubai state companies are securing bank financing as the latest tumult in global markets fails to derail the emirate's recovery from the 2009 debt crisis. Dubai Holding LLC, one of the three main state-owned holding companies, reached an accord with lenders to extend a US$1.16 billion loan to December 2016, according to a company official. Port & Free Zone World FZE, an intermediate holding company for port operator DP World Ltd. (DPW), is raising US$850 million to refinance debt, three bankers familiar with the plan said. Investment Corporation of Dubai said on August 8 it will rep
Posted: July 31, 2014
UAE. Indonesia should lead the way in ASEAN markets over the next year; The best performing markets in the second quarter were Thailand and the Philippines; Health care strongest sector in ASEAN in Q2.
Posted: July 31, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. One must tread this path cautiously. While there is no reason to doubt the intention of, there is no guarantee that this measure will materialize within the given time frame.
Posted: July 30, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation; Saudi Arabia has supported the global economy through its stabilizing role in the global oil market.
Posted: July 30, 2014
TUNISIA. The program aims to empower municipalities to make decisions, raise their capacity to deliver services and make them more accountable to their citizens.
Posted: July 30, 2014
EGYPT. "We are pleased to help improve the delivery of energy services to the people of Egypt," said Hartwig Schafer, World Bank Country Director.
Posted: July 30, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. S&P opinion "reflects the increasing need for life and health insurance products in those countries as well as some largely underdeveloped personal lines, such as property."
Posted: July 29, 2014
KUWAIT. US$35.1 billioln of new sukuks issued during 2Q14; GCC primary market account for 26.7% market share or US$17.7 billion of the total global new sukuk issuances in 1H14.
Posted: July 28, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. The outlook on ANB mirrors the positive outlook on the bank's country of domicile, Saudi Arabia, and S&P's view that the bank's capitalization will continue to improve.
Posted: July 28, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Janet Yellen is very different from any of her predecessors. She is likely the most dovish and politically leftist Fed Chair in the Central Bank's history; She sees the Fed's mission as a tool to promote progressive social policy.
Posted: July 28, 2014
QATAR. The potential in Indonesia is enormous and more rapid growth could generate opportunities for a number of foreign companies, says QNB Group report.
Posted: July 28, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The diversified BBG Commodity Index was almost unchanged on the week; Geopolitical concerns will continue to play an important part when determining a price for crude oil.
Posted: July 28, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The new requirements, which form part of the now-complete new standard on financial instrument accounting, IFRS 9, will provide more timely information about expected credit losses.
Posted: July 27, 2014
BAHRAIN. Securities & Investment Company (SICO) operating income grew by 87% to BD8.2 million; "All core business areas generated strong revenues, with fee-based income revenue reaching BD 3.9 million."
Posted: July 25, 2014
UAE. Strong revenue growth recorded across Aramex's geographies; E-commerce remains significant driver of growth; Momentum strong through Q2 as economic conditions improve.
Posted: July 24, 2014
UAE. The growth is partly attributable to net inflows of CHF 2.4 billion; The Group's net consolidated earnings have risen, by 6.2%, to CHF 82 million (US$92.5 million); With its Tier 1 ratio of 28%, UBP is one of the best-capitalised Swiss banks.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 31, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. One aspect of this war is that both sides apparently found it necessary, despite knowing it would have no definitive military outcome. The question therefore is not what the point of all this is but where all this ends.
date:Posted: July 31, 2014
UAE. Indonesia should lead the way in ASEAN markets over the next year; The best performing markets in the second quarter were Thailand and the Philippines; Health care strongest sector in ASEAN in Q2.
date:Posted: July 31, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. One must tread this path cautiously. While there is no reason to doubt the intention of, there is no guarantee that this measure will materialize within the given time frame.
INTERNATIONAL. Israel mobilised 16,000 additional reservists Thursday to bolster forces fighting in Gaza as Washington gave its ally the go-ahead to raid stocks of emergency US weapons stored on Israeli soil.
INTERNATIONAL. The future will be decided in a race between global advances in demand for resources, complex technology and biotech innovation, and growing sovereign debt.
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