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Renewables

Jordan solar fully financed Subscription Required

28 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

All round-one projects have reached a financial close

Hinman: CH2M has become a nimbler organisation with a global view

CH2M raises capital for expansion plans Subscription Required

28 May 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

US engineering firm confirms 20 per cent cash injection

Inside a power plant

Qatar looks to Japan for Facility D finance Subscription Required

28 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Consortium in discussions with banks

Finance

Contractor financing expect to increase

28 May 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Expected to gather pace despite contractors being reluctant to raise finance on own balance sheets

Solar

Terms of Shams Dubai make financing a challenge Subscription Required

27 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Investors look to build up rooftop solar portfolios

Biofuels

High interest in Fujairah biofuels Subscription Required

27 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Banks surveyed on financing project

Amlak Finance shares to restart trading

Amlak Finance shares to restart trading Subscription Required

26 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Troubled mortgage provider completes restructuring

Airport

Kuwait Airways seeks Islamic financing Subscription Required

26 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Airline intends to lease five new aircraft

Egypt secures upgrade from Moody’s

Egyptian developer Palm Hills raises funds Subscription Required

26 May 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

The firm completes $213m share sale

Electric Industrial generator inside power plant

Facility D consortium seeks financing Subscription Required

25 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Winning developer in negotiations

The Tahrir petrochemicals complex has a total budget of $7bn

Carbon Holdings plans IPO Subscription Required

25 May 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Company will be floated on Cairo stock exchange within 36 months

Solar panels

Jordan solar projects close financing Subscription Required

25 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Latest projects in first round reach a financial close

Bahrain

Bahrain's Arcapita sells US retailer Subscription Required

24 May 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Investment firm has delivered $2.5bn in exit proceedings over past two years

Construction

Jabal Omar Development secures loan Subscription Required

21 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Islamic financing for Mecca development

Muscat Securities Exchange

Bank Nizwa opts out of merger Subscription Required

21 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Two other financial institutions express interest

Islamic bonds

Lack of liquidity stifling sukuk market Subscription Required

21 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Experts call for more corporate issuance

UK firm wins Al-Maktoum airport contract

Export credit agencies teaming up for Dubai airport funding Subscription Required

21 May 2015 | By Colin Foreman

UK offered $2bn of export credit guarantees in 2014

Emaar the Economic City signs new funding deal for King Abdullah Economic City

Emaar, the Economic City gets financing Subscription Required

20 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Islamic financing for development of Economic City

Dubai Islamic Bank

Dubai Islamic Bank prepares sukuk Subscription Required

20 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

International arrangers appointed

Cairo

Cairo delays capital gains tax for two years Subscription Required

19 May 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Egypt puts stock market tax on hold

Financing debt terms

AH al-Gosaibi reveals improved terms Subscription Required

19 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Date set for creditors meeting

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Chinese bank to issue debt on Dubai markets Subscription Required

19 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Medium-term notes to be issued over 12 months

Refinery

Orpic secures loan Subscription Required

19 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Omani refining company says funds will be used to support growth

Egypt Cairo

S&P revises Egypt rating Subscription Required

17 May 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

US rating agency revises Egypt’s outlook to positive from stable

Wastewater

Kuwait reopens qualification for Umm al-Hayman project Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Companies were initially prequalified for wastewater project in 2012

Comment

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

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Japan companies benefit from undervalued Yen Subscription Required

14 April 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

A depreciated Yen is not enough to boost Japan’s Middle East expansion

Dubai projects

Dubai takes on another mission impossible Subscription Required

14 April 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Softening real estate prices have created a new funding challenge

Analysis

Corporate legal battle

The AH al-Gosaibi debt default Subscription Required

22 April 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

The largest corporate financial scandal that shook Saudi Arabia

Saudi banking sector loan growth

Lending slowdown concerns persist in Saudi Arabia Subscription Required

14 April 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Banks begin posting first-quarter results

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