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Power generation sources

Bahrain to test market with 30-year bond Subscription Required

11 September 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

GCC sovereigns eager to extend yield curve

ABB

Emerging markets key part of ABB’s growth strategy Subscription Required

9 September 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Middle East and Africa will form a major part of Swiss group’s growth targets

Cement

Dubai’s sovereign wealth fund invests in Nigerian cement Subscription Required

9 September 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

ICD to acquire stake in Dangote

UK bank Standard Chartered's headquarters in London, the UK

Standard Chartered makes Jordan private equity investment Subscription Required

9 September 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Jordan investment will be UK bank’s fifth private equity deal in region

Abu Dhabi Exchange could see Tasweek listing

Real estate company Tasweek to appoint IPO adviser Subscription Required

8 September 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Abu Dhabi firm concluding talks with banks and law firms

Jumeirah hotel chain

Dubai Holding subsidiary reports profit hike Subscription Required

8 September 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Company on target to exceed AED4bn ($1.09bn) in annual net profits

Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul)

Saudi Stock Exchange sees strong August Subscription Required

3 September 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Tadawul to open up to foreigners in 2015

Bahrain's Gulf Air

Bahrain’s Gulf Air cuts losses in first half Subscription Required

1 September 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Bahrain airline benefits from restructuring of business

Nasdaq Dubai

Nasdaq Dubai to sign dual listing deal with Egypt clearing house Subscription Required

31 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Agreement to be concluded in September

Emaar Properties profits

Emaar to list 15 per cent of mall group Subscription Required

31 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Developer confirms planned initial public offering

Port

DP World revises spending plans Subscription Required

28 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Dubai port operator forecasts even stronger second half profits

Container traffic

DP World’s profits rise on back of container traffic growth Subscription Required

28 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Operator will add 8 million TEUs of capacity in next two years

Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) performance

Iraq’s stock exchange rally ends as index dips Subscription Required

26 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Iraq’s market rose on Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s resignation

Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul)

Saudi Arabia drafts rules for Tadawul opening to foreigners Subscription Required

24 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Authorities propose 10 per cent cap on foreign ownership

Offshore support vessel

Standard Chartered invests in Topaz Energy and Marine Subscription Required

21 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Topaz is a subsidiary of Oman-based Renaissance Services

Dubai Financial Market

Menacorp chief sees greater consolidation of UAE brokerage firms Subscription Required

17 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

CEO aims to diversify business model

Air Arabia

Air Arabia’s second quarter profits boosted by cost management Subscription Required

10 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Airline opened second UAE hub earlier in year

Dubai Mall

Analysts remain confident on Emaar Subscription Required

7 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Dip in revenue not a cause for concern 

The Dubai Mall, an Emaar Properties development

Emaar’s malls and hospitality business drives first half results Subscription Required

5 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Malls business provided financial cushion for Emaar during downturn

Telecoms

Zain to IPO Bahrain unit in September Subscription Required

5 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Proceeds to fund network expansion

Comment

Bahrain Financial Harbour

GCC states diversify their funding options

11 September 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Bahrain and Sharjah look for new investors

Emaar Malls Group's Dubai Marina Mall

Mixed reaction to Emaar Malls Group listing

1 September 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Emaar Malls Group intial public offering sets benchmark for Dubai’s capital markets

Dubai Mall

Emaar’s position stays uncertain

7 August 2014

Analysts remain unsure about the firm’s strategy along with worries about Dubai’s property sector

Riyadh

Tadawul access a positive sign

24 July 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

The region is set to become more appealing to international entities as Riyadh opens up its stock exchange to foreign investors

Riyadh

Foreign access to Tadawul positive for region

22 July 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Gulf region will become more appealing to international investors

Analysis

Dubai financial markets performance

Investor appetite for Emaar places pressure on DFM Subscription Required

8 September 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Success of Emaar’s mall group listing could herald growth for initial public offerings

Value and number of GCC IPOs

Gulf sees listings spike in second quarter Subscription Required

14 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Number of initial public offerings in the Gulf rise in second quarter

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

Stock market

Market reacts to Saudi decision to open up stock market Subscription Required

23 July 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

The opening of the Tadawul to foreign investors is widely welcomed by market

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