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More should be done in the region to improve accessibility to financial services and the capital markets

Arab Monetary Fund calls for more regulation Subscription Required

26 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Chairman says more work needed on transparency in region’s exchanges

 given the rising volumes of passengers travelling on the Dubai Metro, the region is beginning to establish a track record that lenders and bankers could use to predict whether project finance debts can be repaid

The Middle East in 2030 Subscription Required

25 November 2014 | By Richard Thompson

Take part in MEED’s survey to identify the key trends that will shape the Middle East economy in 2030

FlyDubai raises debut sukuk

Flydubai raises debut sukuk Subscription Required

20 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Islamic bonds becoming more attractive funding option in UAE

Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat has raised a $600m seven-year sukuk (Islamic bond)

Mumtalakat launches first US dollar sukuk Subscription Required

20 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Bahraini sovereign wealth fund last tapped US dollar debt capital markets in 2010

UAE-based private equity firm Abraaj Capital has secured regulatory approval to acquire a stake in Egyptian food producer Bisco Misr

Abraaj Capital wins approval for Bisco Misr deal Subscription Required

20 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

UAE private equity firm pushes ahead with acquisition plans

Air Arabia raises Islamic loan to fund new aircraft

Air Arabia raises Islamic loan to fund new aircraft Subscription Required

19 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

$230m deal arranged by Dubai Islamic Bank

Mining

Maaden launches $1.5bn rights issue Subscription Required

18 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Proceeds will support phosphate mining project

Theme park

Dubai Parks and Resorts launches initial public offering Subscription Required

17 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Offering to support new theme parks in emirate

DP World

DP World to acquire Jebel Ali Freezone Subscription Required

16 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Port operator will also delist from London Stock Exchange

GCC IPO market

Dubai turns to IPO market to fund infrastructure plans Subscription Required

13 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Dubai Parks & Resorts to float on DFM to fund theme park construction

Construction

Aabar Investments increases stake in Arabtec Subscription Required

12 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Arabtec aims to start Egypt housing project before year-end

Saudi Arabia readies for next flotation

Saudi Arabia readies for next flotation Subscription Required

11 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Electrical Industries Company looking to raise $194m with initial public offering

Legoland theme park will be coming to the Middle East along with Hollywood and Bollywood theme parks

Dubai Parks and Resorts to launch IPO Subscription Required

11 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Theme park company is a subsidiary of Meeras Holding

Air Arabia profit up 46 per cent for first nine months

Air Arabia profit up 46 per cent for first nine months Subscription Required

11 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Passenger numbers continue to rise

Construction

Aabar acquires stake in Egyptian real estate firm Subscription Required

10 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Abu Dhabi-based company invests in Palm Hills Developments

Dubai Financial Centre

Oversubscribed Amanat IPO dominated by UAE investors Subscription Required

9 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Start-up company eyes possible first acquisition in early 2015

Nassef Sawiris, CEO of Orascom Construction Industries

Orascom to list construction business in Egypt and UAE Subscription Required

6 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Construction arm to build power plant with Abu Dhabi support

Sukuk issuances 2014

DIFC Investments secures competitively priced sukuk Subscription Required

6 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

First issuance for company since 2007

National Commercial Bank

NCB’s IPO sets new standard for Saudi Arabia Subscription Required

4 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Offering is region’s largest to date

Baked goods

Abraaj makes offer for Egypt’s Bisco Misr Subscription Required

4 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Dubai firm continues North African expansion with offer for Egypt’s main supplier of baked goods and confectionery

Comment

Dubai Financial Market

Investors eager for Dubai flotations

13 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Meraas is listing its theme park subsidiary to help fund projects

Dubai Financial Market

Exchanges vie for African company listings

6 October 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Dubai and London bourses compete for North African business

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