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Egypt stock exchange bell

Egypt stock exchange prepares for Emaar Misr shares Subscription Required

5 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

High interest from local and GCC banks for Emaar Misr shares

Saudi Aramco still evaluating Jizan gas supply contract

Acwa secures Islamic finance for Jizan plant Subscription Required

2 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

First industrial gases projects to use solely Islamic finance

Lebanon-based educator begins Africa expansion

Lebanon-based educator begins Africa expansion Subscription Required

2 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Financing deal valued at hundreds of million of dollars signed for schools

The Clean Fuels Project will upgrade and expand Kuwait’s Mina al-Ahmadi and Mina Abdullah refineries

Clean Fuels Project to close financing by early 2016 Subscription Required

1 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Kuwait National Petroleum Company seeking $9.9bn of debt

Financiers keen on Kuwait PPP projects

Financiers keen on Kuwait PPP projects Subscription Required

30 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Local banks eye larger role

Abu Dhabi

Adib approves sukuk and share issuance Subscription Required

30 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Bank to improve capital ratios

Shanghai in China

Middle East nations join Asian International Investment Bank Subscription Required

30 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Fifty countries sign on with new China-led development bank

Jebel Ali

Limitless to pay debts early as part of restructuring Subscription Required

29 June 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Developer says it will pay $563.6m to banks and trade creditors

Riyadh

French to invest in Saudi fund Subscription Required

29 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

$400m fund to focus on Saudi SMEs

Oil, banking and automotive could be biggest winners from Iran deal

Oil, banking and automotive could be biggest winners from Iran deal Subscription Required

28 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Turquoise Partners predicts $100bn in frozen funds will be used to finance oil, gas and other infrastructure

Dubai's Enoc secures $1.5bn loan

Dubai's Enoc secures $1.5bn loan Subscription Required

28 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Debt will support expansion plans

Bank agrees financing for Qatar mega reservoirs contract

Bank agrees financing for Qatar mega reservoirs contract Subscription Required

25 June 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Local lender will finance major construction package

Abu Dhabi funds Maldives waste-to-energy plant

Abu Dhabi funds Maldives waste-to-energy plant Subscription Required

25 June 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

ADFD extends $6m loan for 4MW renewable energy plant in Maldives

Abu Dhabi

Leadership changed at Abu Dhabi Investment Council Subscription Required

23 June 2015 | By Colin Foreman

UAE crown prince appointed as new chairman

Seoul, South Korea

Saudi fund signs on South Korea acquisition Subscription Required

16 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Construction joint venture to be established

Port

Egypt seeks further port investment Subscription Required

16 June 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Cairo keen on port investment as part of efforts to revive the country’s economy

Dubai finance

Stanford Marine secures Islamic finance Subscription Required

16 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Plenty of interest for marine services company debt consolidation

Saudi sovereign bonds to stimulate debt markets

Saudi sovereign bonds to stimulate debt markets Subscription Required

15 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Issuance expected this year

The Tadawul

Foreigners to move cautiously on Tadawul Subscription Required

14 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Saudi stock market opening will be dampened by summer lull

Bank of Sharjah issues benchmark bond

Bank of Sharjah issues benchmark bond Subscription Required

14 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Debut international bond oversubscribed

Infrastructure

Islamic Development Bank raises sukuk ceiling Subscription Required

14 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Bank will issue up to $25bn in sukuk

Refinery

Satorp secures $533m of refinancing Subscription Required

11 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Refinery company reduces financing costs

Tabreed to buy back bonds

Tabreed to buy back bonds Subscription Required

11 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Move will reduce cost of financing

FGB launches $3bn debt issuance

FGB launches $3bn debt issuance Subscription Required

11 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Bank is diversifying funding sources

Hong Kong

Qatar buys Hongkong Electric stake Subscription Required

11 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Billion dollar acquisition strengthens Qatar’s power portfolio

Comment

Philippa Wilkinson

A whimper not a bang for the Tadawul Subscription Required

16 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

The much anticipated opening of Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange is likely to underwhelm

Liz Bains

Credit demand set to slow Subscription Required

9 June 2015 | By Elizabeth Bains

Region’s banking sector is better prepared for an economic slowdown than it was in 2009

Philippa Wilkinson

Renewables financing deals show opportunities Subscription Required

26 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Financing for renewables projects still relies on development banks

Remittances

Oil price drop threatens remittances Subscription Required

19 May 2015 | By Elizabeth Bains

Flow of funds out of the GCC is expected to fall as spending is curtailed

Analysis

While other Arab nations adopt firm stances on regional politics, Muscat is content to straddle the fence

Oman prepares to borrow to keep project programme on track Subscription Required

29 June 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

Sultanate has more than $100bn-worth of schemes in the pipeline, but it needs banks and investors to finance at least part of this sum

Paul Trowbridge, CEO of Sharjah-based United Arab Bank

Interview: No slowdown in UAE consumer loans Subscription Required

29 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Paul Trowbridge, CEO of Sharjah’s United Arab Bank, is bullish on continued growth in the UAE

Saudi Arabia army

MEED board report, June 2015 Subscription Required

15 June 2015 | By Richard Thompson

Key events and trends in the region over the past month and their impact on the outlook for the Middle East and North Africa

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