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: April 29, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. SAGIA announced in early 2016 their plan to focus on priority sectors identified as having a direct impact on economic and human development, including healthcare.
Posted: April 29, 2016
UAE. A partner in the firm for 20 years, Kevin has held numerous leadership roles including head of advisory from 2008 to 2012.
Posted: April 29, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The investment community is significantly more likely than CEOs to consider misaligned performance incentives as a barrier to change: almost half (49%) of investors surveyed in the report flagged this as a major concern compared to only 17% of chief executives.
Posted: April 27, 2016
UAE. TIME to operate hotels in Riyadh and Al Qurrayat and provide consultancy services on hotel portfolio.
Posted: April 26, 2016
UAE. Sector moved a long way from days of excess capital and liquidity; no longer growing at double-digit rates; consultancy services seen as way to improve profitability.
Posted: April 26, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. ABI Research predicts that by 2021, the biometrics market will reach US$30 billion and shift its revenue focus, moving away from the governmental sector.
Posted: April 25, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Global stocks may be rattled this week as major central banks meet to determine the next major move in obtaining domestic stability, while quelling the concerns over the global economy.
Posted: April 25, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Operational taxes in the AM industry are taxes impacting the fund business model, including the funds, their investors and their investments.
Posted: April 20, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Stock markets were offered a welcome boost following the sharp appreciation in oil prices that temporarily elevated confidence towards the global economy and heightened investor risk appetite.
Posted: April 20, 2016
UAE. Latest quarterly global survey from ACCA shows businesses less optimistic in Q1 16/17 than at any other time in the past four years; UAE investment intention dipped and expectations of government spending tumbled, but the region is expected to do well in its tourism and logistics sectors.
Posted: April 20, 2016
QATAR. QFB won the prestigious award after Global Finance magazine had extensive consultations with bankers, corporate finance executives and analysts throughout the world.
Posted: April 19, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The growth in the CVC market is explored in a new EY report, which looks at the variety of strategies, approaches and models adopted by mature enterprises to access disruptive innovation.
Posted: April 19, 2016
QATAR. "Removing uncertainty and considering new models of compliance could provide increased clarity and consistency for taxpayers whilst maintaining resources efficiency for tax administration."
Posted: April 19, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Overwhelming support for enhanced beneficial ownership transparency: 91% agree.
Posted: April 19, 2016
BAHRAIN. The investment will capitalize on Dubai's growing logistics market and will offer premium warehousing facilities to tenants in one of Dubai's most established and sought after industrial areas.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 29, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. SAGIA announced in early 2016 their plan to focus on priority sectors identified as having a direct impact on economic and human development, including healthcare.
date:Posted: April 29, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The investment community is significantly more likely than CEOs to consider misaligned performance incentives as a barrier to change: almost half (49%) of investors surveyed in the report flagged this as a major concern compared to only 17% of chief executives.
date:Posted: April 28, 2016
UAE. 51% of all Dubai hotels in mid-market segment versus 89% in New York; PwC research released at ATM 2016 touts construction figure of US$80k per room as incentive for developers looking for solid returns in high demand segment.
INTERNATIONAL. "It's going to come to a point where there is just going to be no real economical benefit to any kind of production staying at any kind of level in those countries. And once they come off, that's going to obviously support oil prices."
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