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Northern Emirates

News and analysis, tenders, contracts awarded, commentary and economic data about Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain.

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Diamond trade

National Bank of Fujairah sets up diamond division Subscription

13 April 2015 | By

Dubai’s role as diamond trading hub grows

Solar energy

Northern Emirates to introduce solar power Subscription

12 April 2015 | By

100MW to be spread over several sites

Ajman Bank raises $155m Islamic loan

Ajman Bank raises $155m Islamic loan Subscription

23 March 2015 | By

UAE banks participate in syndication


Commercial bids submitted for refinery Subscription

16 March 2015 | By

Contracts expected to be awarded in late Q2 or Q3 for Fujairah refinery

Falcon Island is a residential development being built in Ras al-Khaimah

Chinese firm wins Falcon Island contract Subscription

8 March 2015 | By

China Harbour Engineering Company to carry out marine and infrastructure work on Ras al-Khaimah project

UAE gas balance

Frontrunner emerges for gas terminal contract Subscription

2 March 2015 | By

Bids seen to be above budget for main package of Emirates LNG project


Rakbank raises additional bond funding Subscription

24 February 2015 | By

 A further $300m raised under scheme

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Bahrain Financial Harbour

GCC states diversify their funding options Subscription

11 September 2014 | By

Bahrain and Sharjah look for new investors

Real estate

Rental rates key to market stability Subscription

29 May 2014

If landlords continue to push up rents in Sharjah, they risk hurting the current growth in the market

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Special reports

The Burj al-Arab, in Dubai

UAE: Funding Dubai's new building boom Subscription

4 December 2014

Economic diversification is essential to the future of the UAE


UAE: Dubai boom boosts northern emirates Subscription

29 May 2014

Spreading the wealth

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Paul Trowbridge Subscription

27 January 2015

Paul Trowbridge is CEO at United Arab Bank

Robert Grosse

Robert Grosse Subscription

16 September 2014

Robert Grosse is dean, School of Business and Management, American University of Sharjah

Sharief Habib al-Awadhi

20 February 2014

Sharief Habib al-Awadhi is director general, Fujairah Free Zone

James Moffat Subscription

20 August 2013

James Moffat is CEO, Lamprell

Majid Jafar Subscription

20 August 2013

Majid Jafar is CEO, Crescent Petroleum

Sanjay Mehta Subscription

8 July 2013

Sanjay Mehta is CEO, Al-Nasser Industrial Enterprises

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Al Gharbia Development Forum 2015

Al Gharbia Development Forum 2015

12 May 2015 | Driving Investment and securing partnerships in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi

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