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Suez Canal key indicators 2000-2013

Egypt hits $8.5bn Suez Canal funding goal Subscription Required

17 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Government raises funds needed to start expansion project

In 2013, Carillion's local joint venture Al-Futtaim Carillion secured work on The Avenues for Dubai-based developer Meraas, with financial assistance from London

Carillion has the lead with UK funding Subscription Required

16 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Firm has secured work on two projects with export credit guarantees so far this year

Dubai airport awards and Al Maktoum airport

UK offers funding for Dubai airport projects Subscription Required

16 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Contractors looking to secure work using the export credit guarantees

Officials from the Tehran Stock Exchange have said they will attend an international exhibition later this year to promote foreign participation on the bourse

Tehran bourse to court international investors Subscription Required

15 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Interest grows in Iranian economy

Dubai Business Bay

Empower secures Islamic financing facility Subscription Required

15 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Fund will be used to develop district cooling network in Dubai

gas

Dana Gas signs project finance deal for UAE offshore gas field Subscription Required

10 September 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

First gas production due in first half of 2015

QNB

QNB acquires stake in pan-African bank Subscription Required

4 September 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Qatar to strengthen ties with Africa

Oil barrels

Gunvor Group taps Middle East banks for funding Subscription Required

4 September 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

The oil products trading house signs $420m loan

Suez Canal

Egypt’s Central Bank predicts huge turnout for Suez Canal project Subscription Required

3 September 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Project involves 34-kilometre-long parallel channel

Barclays

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank completes acquisition deal with Barclays Subscription Required

2 September 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

UK bank will focus on corporate and investment banking

Suez Canal

New Suez Canal project could use foreign funding Subscription Required

2 September 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Canal expansion intended to be financed by the Egyptian people

The planned Union Oasis development at Union Station of the Dubai Metro

Dubai’s Union Oasis project pending RTA approval Subscription Required

31 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Metro station area to be developed as a public-private partnership scheme

Kuwait City

Global Finance House signs murabaha financing Subscription Required

27 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Bahraini bank to also list sukuk in coming months

Cairo

National Bank of Oman positive on Egypt Subscription Required

25 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Egypt’s large-scale investment plans attract bank

UAE money

UAE Central Bank warns of legal action against Standard Chartered Subscription Required

24 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

New York anti-money laundering settlement to affect thousands of UAE businesses

Seoul, South Korea

Dubai’s sovereign wealth fund signs deal with South Korea Subscription Required

21 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Investment Corporation of Dubai to work with the Export-Import Bank of Korea

Rakbank

Rakbank to acquire stake in insurance firm Subscription Required

19 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Ras al-Khaimah-based bank eyes new business

Abu Dhabi

Fitch maintains high rating for Abu Dhabi Subscription Required

17 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Banking sector’s performance improving in line with economy

Bahrain finance

ABC Bank closes $750m syndicated loan Subscription Required

14 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Bahrain bank’s loan has margin of 120 basis points

Mall of the Emirates in the UAE

UAE consumer credit bureau to open in September Subscription Required

13 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Office aims to reduce credit losses

Bahrain Financial Harbour

Gulf Finance House to list sukuk on Nasdaq Dubai Subscription Required

12 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Islamic bond worth $200m to be issued in coming months

Dubai at night

Union Properties secures debt refinancing Subscription Required

6 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

UAE property developer signs AED360m ($98m) facility

Money

HDFC Bank opens Dubai office to support international business Subscription Required

5 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Bank sets up in DIFC to support non-resident Indians

Bahrain Financial Harbour

Bahrain’s BMI Bank has rating lowered Subscription Required

3 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Bahrain’s Islamic banking sector continues to see consolidation

Aramco gas reserves

Fadhili heat and power plant will require project financing Subscription Required

3 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Prequalification phase for Saudi Arabian project has begun

Comment

Al-Maktoum International airport, in Dubai

UK in front for world's largest airport

18 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

New airport, not the Expo, is the largest Dubai construction scheme

Analysis

Dubai investment

Foreign investors buy into Dubai’s vision Subscription Required

28 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Projects in the emirate are moving forward with foreign funding

Russia's President Vladimir Putin with Egyptian counterpart Abdul Fattah al-Sisi

Russia looks to the Middle East Subscription Required

21 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

As sanctions imposed by the West begin to bite, Russia faces a potential funding gap and is looking to form new alliances in the Middle East and North Africa

Egypt bank exposure to government debt

Egypt banks remain heavily exposed to sovereign debt Subscription Required

7 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Lending to private sector remains low

Investment grade bond debt maturities by country

The Middle East’s refinancing burden Subscription Required

23 July 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Region’s investment grade companies need to refinance $91bn-worth of debt by 2018

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