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Emaar Properties

Emaar Properties’ outlook upgraded to positive Subscription Required

26 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Moody’s affirms Emaar Properties’ Ba1 rating

Mining

Maaden revenues close in on $3bn in 2014 Subscription Required

25 February 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Mining company developing programmes in Northern and Eastern parts of kingdom

Hospital

NMC Health profits rise for 2014 Subscription Required

24 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

UAE healthcare firm raised $825m loan in mid-February

Rakbank

Rakbank raises additional bond funding Subscription Required

24 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

 A further $300m raised under scheme

Cairo

Egypt’s Qalaa Holdings wins approval for capital increase Subscription Required

22 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Investment firm readies for Egyptian economic rebound

A380

Emirates to raise $1bn sukuk Subscription Required

22 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Airline to use funds for aircraft orders

Orascom Construction will float shares on Egyptian and Dubai bourses

OCI targets up to $240m in listing Subscription Required

22 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Orascom Construction will float shares on Egyptian and Dubai bourses

Markets

OCI to complete demerger in March Subscription Required

16 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Orascom Construction to list in Dubai and Egypt

Burger King

Gulf online food firm Talabat acquired Subscription Required

15 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Deal is said to be one of the largest tech acquisitions in region to date

Boardwalk

Dubai Parks & Resorts on target for 2016 launch Subscription Required

12 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

New theme park estimates AED2.4bn in revenue in first year of operation

Pharmaceuticals

UAE pharmaceuticals firm makes Bangladesh acquisition Subscription Required

11 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Julphar eyes Asian expansion

Gulf IPO volumes 2014

Market cautious about Gulf IPO pipeline Subscription Required

9 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Saudi Arabia and Egypt strongest growth markets

Abu Dhabi

Gulf Capital IPO still possible in long term Subscription Required

9 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Debt markets currently more attractive than equities, says CEO

Tokyo, Japan

Gulf institutional funds turn to Asian equity markets Subscription Required

9 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Gulf investors say European equity markets have proved ‘disappointing’

Aramex headquarters in Dubai

Aramex profits up by 15 per cent in 2014 Subscription Required

8 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Results mark tenth year of record profits

Stock market

Gulf Capital closes AED850m loan Subscription Required

4 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Asset manager opted for debt rather than equity markets

Abu Dhabi

Massar confirms postponement of IPO Subscription Required

3 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Oil price volatility causes delay for Abu Dhabi company

DIFC

Foreign investors flocked to DFM in 2014 Subscription Required

3 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

MSCI upgrade brought in new investment flows

PwC urges Qatar to deepen capital markets

PwC urges Qatar to deepen capital markets Subscription Required

29 January 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Initial public offering market expected to gather pace in 2015

ADX trading activity

Abu Dhabi to add more firms to MSCI index Subscription Required

25 January 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange draws in more foreign investment

Comment

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange

ADX must attract more foreign investors

27 January 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange must lure oversees investers to ensure market stability

Analysis

Unchanged fiscal strategy for Saudi Arabia

Unchanged fiscal strategy for Saudi Arabia Subscription Required

9 February 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

There had been expectations of sweeping changes to the kingdom’s economic strategy

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