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 25, 2014
QATAR. Real GDP growth slowed to 7.3% in Q3 2014; However, the days of voracious Chinese demand driving up global commodity prices are probably over.
Posted: October 25, 2014
UAE. Hosts 3nd quarterly meeting for representatives of business groups and councils; Topics included issues encountered by SMEs in obtaining finance and the high cost of operating their businesses.
Posted: October 25, 2014
QATAR. QInvest's Dr Ataf Ahmad spoke at Opalesque Gulf Roundtable in Dubai; The event brought together leading asset managers and investors from around the world.
Posted: October 25, 2014
UAE. "When the system collapses, it is not the end of the world. It simply means that the major trading and financial powers in the world come together in a conference to write new rules of the game." ICA Conference in Dubai to address lessons from global economic crisis.
Posted: October 24, 2014
UAE. The private healthcare-focused firm has made four investments in the UAE since 2009 through its US$120 million fund to provide specialised services in collaboration with western partners.
Posted: October 24, 2014
UAE. Principles informed by global research and insight from CEOs, CFOs, regulators and other professionals, to drive better organisational decision making.
Posted: October 23, 2014
KUWAIT. The KIA will sell its Kuwait Investment Co. holding in an IPO in the first half of next year; Kuwait Finance House and Mobile Telecommunications Co. shares will also be sold.
Posted: October 23, 2014
UAE. The Gulf Business awards recognize the very best achievements of individuals and companies across various categories from the region's most economically-important sectors.
Posted: October 22, 2014
UAE. HSBC global expat survey highlights job prospects, better salaries, higher personal security as primary factors attracting expats to the country.
Posted: October 22, 2014
UAE. The total number of IPOs in Q3 2014 was lower than the previous quarter where we saw seven offerings. However, the total value in Q3 2014 was US$ 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.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: October 25, 2014
QATAR. Real GDP growth slowed to 7.3% in Q3 2014; However, the days of voracious Chinese demand driving up global commodity prices are probably over.
date:Posted: October 25, 2014
UAE. "When the system collapses, it is not the end of the world. It simply means that the major trading and financial powers in the world come together in a conference to write new rules of the game." ICA Conference in Dubai to address lessons from global economic crisis.
date:Posted: October 23, 2014
UAE. Deflationary reading of data endangers risky assets; Global cues drive GCC markets; Growth scare unsettles investors; Extreme bearishness on oil may be overdone.
UAE. "When the system collapses, it is not the end of the world. It simply means that the major trading and financial powers in the world come together in a conference to write new rules of the game." ICA Conference in Dubai to address lessons from global economic crisis.
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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