Finance & Banking

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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$850 million to refinance debt, three bankers familiar with the plan said. Investment Corporation of Dubai said on August 8 it will rep
Posted: October 22, 2014
UAE. HSBC global expat survey highlights job prospects, better salaries, higher personal security as primary factors attracting expats to the country.
Posted: October 22, 2014
UAE. The total number of IPOs in Q3 2014 was lower than the previous quarter where we saw seven offerings. However, the total value in Q3 2014 was US$ 1.6 billion, which is a 78% increase in total value compared to Q2 2014.
Posted: October 22, 2014
UAE. Middle East investment banking fees reached US$138.2 million during Q3 2014; debt issuance reached US$6.3 billion; The UAE was the most active nation accounting for 45% of the debt issuance activity.
Posted: October 22, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. The Jeddah-based lender pledged to dispose of all non-Islamic assets to meet a goal of becoming fully Shariah-compliant in five years.
Posted: October 21, 2014
UAE. Workshop on funding and fund-raising strategies.
Posted: October 21, 2014
QATAR. Euromoney Qatar Conference set to examine funding opportunities of Qatar's US$250 billion investment budget.
Posted: October 21, 2014
UAE. Airlines in the Middle East will require 2,610 new airplanes over the next 20 years; Local commercial financing totals more than 65% of regional deliveries in 2013.
Posted: October 21, 2014
QATAR. QInvest witnessing marked growth of interest in the GCC real estate sector; Craig Cowie recently discussed investment opportunities at SuperReturn Middle East.
Posted: October 20, 2014
UAE. An international fund which provides aspiring social entrepreneurs with US$1 million of financial assistance, global exposure for their company or idea and support from world-famous business mentors.
Posted: October 20, 2014
UAE. "The proposed Amanat IPO is strong evidence of continuing interest in regional and international interest in IPOs in the UAE and the GCC more widely, despite the recent softening in equity markets globally."
Posted: October 20, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Food and rental inflation accelerate; Jadwa revises its estimates for average annual inflation to 2.8% for 2014, slightly down from 2.9%.
Posted: October 20, 2014
UAE. The strengthening economic fundamentals, the amelioration in the risk profile of major regional countries, the governmental implementation of key business-friendly reforms are all stimulating factors for deal generation activity, according to a Bureau van Dijk and MENA Research Partners report.
Posted: October 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Commodities reached a new five-year low last week as weakness in energy and industrial metals offset gains in precious metals and agriculture.
Posted: October 20, 2014
QATAR. Deflation is defined as a generalized decline in prices; The risk of such a scenario occurring is rising as crude oil prices tumble and major equity markets witness a significant correction.
Posted: October 20, 2014
EGYPT. Qalaa Holdings' Founder and chairman honored at African Investor CEO Investment Summit 2014 for his continued contribution to the development of the business, finance and investment landscape in Africa.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: October 22, 2014
UAE. 47% of Middle Eastern respondents indicated that they are considering a proactive shareholder engagement policy which can open and sustain a productive dialogue with investors.
date:Posted: October 22, 2014
UAE. HSBC global expat survey highlights job prospects, better salaries, higher personal security as primary factors attracting expats to the country.
date:Posted: October 22, 2014
UAE. The total number of IPOs in Q3 2014 was lower than the previous quarter where we saw seven offerings. However, the total value in Q3 2014 was US$ 1.6 billion, which is a 78% increase in total value compared to Q2 2014.
INTERNATIONAL. Bitcoin has followed a volatile path to growing acceptance since its creation in 2009; In this interview finance expert Arturo Bris analyses the risks associated with bitcoin.
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