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Tadawul performance and all share index

Tadawul could open to foreigners by 2015 Subscription Required

22 July 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Move to open Saudi Stock Exchange to foreign investors will support growth of non-oil sector

Saudi Stock Exchange

Saudi Arabia set to open Tadawul to foreigners Subscription Required

22 July 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Investors gain access to region’s biggest exchange

Business

Faithful+Gould to focus on programme management Subscription Required

22 July 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Consultant says clients increasingly want global services

Algeria approves plan to boost oil and gas output

Algeria approves plan to boost oil and gas output Subscription Required

22 July 2014 | By Wil Crisp

National energy company Sonatrach plans to spend $100bn over five years

Caterpillar equipment

Unatrac to consider bond issuance Subscription Required

20 July 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Mansour Group-owned, Caterpillar equipment dealer Unatrac to turn to capital markets in coming years

Dubai Investments aims to strengthen real estate portfolio

Dubai Investments targets new acquisitions Subscription Required

16 July 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Firm aims to strengthen real estate portfolio

Oil refinery

Kuwait Energy plans bond issue Subscription Required

15 July 2014 | By Melissa Song Loong

Oil and gas firm Kuwait Energy will use proceeds to refinance debts and fund capital projects

Abraaj sees strong growth potential in North Africa’s healthcare sector and has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in a Tunisian private hospital

Abraaj Group targets North African investments Subscription Required

15 July 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Private equity firm confirms interest in Egypt’s Bisco Misr

Dubiotech headquarters

Dubiotech headquarters to open in 2015 Subscription Required

15 July 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Building design of Dubiotech headquarters is based on the DNA helix

Concentrated solar power

Acwa’s Ouarzazate solar plant project to win new investment Subscription Required

14 July 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

World Bank’s IFC considers equity stake in Moroccan project

Mohammad Khalifa Al Mubarak, CEO of Aldar Properties

Aldar appoints Mohammed al-Mubarak as CEO Subscription Required

13 July 2014 | By Colin Foreman

New chief executive has been with company since 2006

Emirates airline orders 150 Boeing planes for $56bn Subscription Required

9 July 2014 | By Melissa Song Loong

Emirates includes the right to purchase an additional 50 planes

Nakheel posts 54 per cent rise in profits Subscription Required

9 July 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Results follow news of early debt repayment plan

Investors price too little risk premium in Mena credits Subscription Required

9 July 2014 | By Melissa Song Loong

Iraq spillover could create a major change in the region

UAE stock market regulator tightens surveillance Subscription Required

8 July 2014 | By Melissa Song Loong

Regulator is reviewing regulation on bank lending against shares

Japanese firms acquire stake in Metito Subscription Required

8 July 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Japan targets expansion in region’s wastewater industry

Almarai Company’s profit increases 9 per cent year-on-year Subscription Required

7 July 2014 | By Melissa Song Loong

Saudi Arabian dairy firm Almarai Company’s revenues grew 14.4 per cent to reach $880m

Banking and tourism sectors post largest losses on Iraqi stock market Subscription Required

7 July 2014 | By Melissa Song Loong

Iraq-listed stocks fell up to 37 per cent in June

UAE regulator investigates stock market activity Subscription Required

7 July 2014 | By Melissa Song Loong

The UAE’s Securities and Commodities Authority says it has also demanded further clarification from Arabtec on its disclosures

Investors become more attuned to regional risk Subscription Required

2 July 2014 | By Melissa Song Loong

Fund managers see potential in Middle East and North African countries set for recovery

Comment

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

Markets

Project finance dip no cause for worry

10 July 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

While there may be a decline in project finance volumes in 2014, next year promises to be lucrative

UAE: Greater transparency needed in capital markets

UAE regulator under pressure

3 July 2014 | By Melissa Song Loong

The dramatic slump in Arabtec Holding’s share price shows more action is needed to tackle suspicious behaviour on the stock markets

Arabtec share price has fallen

Arabtec locked in a fight for survival

26 June 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Company’s ability to manage risks will be thrown into doubt following meltdown

Markets

Nasdaq Dubai vies for higher growth

19 June 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

More sukuk listings on the exchange will help Dubai realise its goal of becoming a hub for Islamic finance

Analysis

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

Qatar drives mergers and acquisitions

Qatar drives Middle East mergers and acquisitions Subscription Required

16 July 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Value of deals in the second quarter highest since start of 2011

Dubai Multi-Commodities Centre

DMCC fuels commodity flows through Dubai Subscription Required

8 July 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Dubai’s diamond and gold trade soars

Regional investment in global commercial real estate

Middle Eastern investors spent $13bn on real estate abroad in 2013 Subscription Required

17 June 2014 | By Melissa Song Loong

Around $180bn in investments expected over the next ten years

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