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CI Capital, one of the largest private investment banks in Egypt, is aiming to reach first close on a $300m joint private equity fund

CI Capital to close private equity fund Subscription Required

18 December 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Egyptian private investment bank targeting consumer industries

Abraaj partially divests stake in Integrated Diagnostics Holdings

Abraaj reduces stake in Integrated Diagnostics Subscription Required

17 December 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Stake sold to emerging market investor Actis

Yas Mall

Aldar Properties upgraded to investment grade Subscription Required

16 December 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Abu Dhabi firm’s financial profile strengthens says Standard & Poor’s

Mohamed Alabbar, chairman of Emaar Properties

Emaar to distribute special dividend Subscription Required

15 December 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Shareholders to receive $2.45bn on 23 December

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Global Market sets up expert panel Subscription Required

10 December 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Emirate’s new financial free zone to develop new regulation

 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

10 December 2014 | By Richard Thompson

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

Dubai Parks & Resorts set to list on Dubai Financial Market

Dubai Parks & Resorts set to list on DFM Subscription Required

10 December 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Initial public offering worth $681m was oversubscribed

Biscuits

Abraaj and Kellogg battle for Egypt’s Bisco Misr Subscription Required

10 December 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Extended offer period granted to Abraaj

Rafal tenders Riyadh residential tower

Deloitte faces Saudi Arabia auditing ban Subscription Required

1 December 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Accountancy firm says it will cooperate with Capital Markets Authority investigation

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

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

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

Analysis

DFM general index

Volatility rules on GCC stock markets Subscription Required

18 December 2014 | By Hossam Abougabal

Oil prices stretch GCC stock market performance

Masi Flottant Index

Morocco’s illiquid market Subscription Required

4 December 2014 | By Dominic Dudley

Casablanca is trying to inject some much-needed life into its underperforming stock exchange, burdened by downgrades and disillusioned investors

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