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Tadawul rises in anticipation of foreign investment

Tadawul on target to open to foreign investors by June Subscription Required

20 April 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Final rules will be approved by early May

Sabic

Sabic reports 39 per cent decline in profits Subscription Required

19 April 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Oil price decline blamed for profit fall

Arabtec

Chairman departure means more uncertainty for Arabtec Subscription Required

19 April 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Khadem al-Qubaisi will leave the construction company after not being nominated for the board

Dubai Mall fountains

Emaar predicts $1bn net profit for 2015 Subscription Required

16 April 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Local developer concludes annual general meeting with profit projections and 15 per cent capital equivalent for shareholders

Solar

Abdul Latif Jameel acquires solar company Subscription Required

9 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Acquisition makes Saudi firm the GCC’s largest solar developer

Tehran Stock Exchange

Investment firms sign deal to promote Iranian securities Subscription Required

7 April 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Charlemagne Capital and Turquoise Partners set to boost investment in Iran  

Saudi Arabia currency

Riyad Bank’s profits are up for first quarter Subscription Required

7 April 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Saudi bank boosts lending and deposit volumes

Dubai Financial Market

New Companies Law to boost UAE listings Subscription Required

5 April 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Minimum free float reduced for companies looking to IPO

Gulf IPO volumes 2014

Daman Investments’ IPO targets AED750m Subscription Required

2 April 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

UAE investment firm set to launch initial public offering in weeks

Majid al-Futtaim

Majid al-Futtaim rules out plans for IPO Subscription Required

31 March 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Local developer says it will not launch an IPO despite the success of Emaar’s mall group in 2014

New CEO for Arabtec Construction

New CEO for Arabtec Construction Subscription Required

31 March 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Raja Ghanma has been appoined as head of UAE contractor

Emirates airline

Emirates airline sukuk is oversubscribed Subscription Required

30 March 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

UK Export Finance provides guarantee on deal

The Tadawul

Saudi Arabia IPO market picks up Subscription Required

26 March 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Two companies announce plans to list

Egypt's Qalaa Holdings on track to profitability

Qalaa Holdings on track to profitability Subscription Required

23 March 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Egyptian firm raising fresh liquidity to fund growth

Egyptian Exchange

Egyptian Exchange begins to attract state-owned firms Subscription Required

23 March 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Misr Fertilisers applies to list on EGX

Qatar’s Nebras buys Jordan power plant stake

Qatar’s Nebras buys Jordan power plant stake Subscription Required

18 March 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Nebras Power to acquire 24 per cent interest in 241MW facility

Construction

Orascom Construction completes dual listing Subscription Required

12 March 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

First company to be listed in UAE and Egypt

Qatar-based telecoms firm Ooredoo has reported a decline in profit and revenue in 2014

Ooredoo profits fall in 2014 Subscription Required

11 March 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Telecoms firm increases customers in new markets

Trading dips on Qatar Stock Exchange

Trading dips on Qatar Stock Exchange Subscription Required

10 March 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Surge in trading following emerging market status dampened by low oil prices

Qatar to open Chinese clearing centre in April

Qatar to open Chinese clearing centre in April Subscription Required

10 March 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

Move part of a programme of initiatives involving China

Comment

To control its spiralling costs and return to profitability, Arabtec will need the best people

People are the problem for Arabtec

21 April 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Board and senior management changes take their toll on Dubai contractor

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