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Profits

Dubai bank reports 34 per cent rise in profits Subscription

15 April 2015 | By

Dubai Islamic Bank continues to lower bad loan ratio

Deutsche Bank branch fined in Dubai

Deutsche Bank branch fined in Dubai Subscription

15 April 2015 | By

Dubai Financial Services Authority penalises German lender

Tower construction

Deyaar reports profit increase Subscription

15 April 2015 | By

Local developer announces an increase in net profits as it seeks necessary approvals for AED3.5bn development

Pet plant

Oman to complete Liwa Plastics financing soon Subscription

15 April 2015 | By

Orpic to speak with banks in May-June to raise capital for $3.6bn petrochemicals project

Europe was the main beneficiary, receiving $10.2bn of commercial real estate investment from the Middle East

Fall in Middle East outwards property investment Subscription

15 April 2015 | By

GCC fails to capture global real estate inflows

Oil prices

Renewable projects will continue to attract financing Subscription

14 April 2015 | By

Gulf solar plants maintain investor interest despite low oil prices

India's Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha

UAE investors approached to invest in Indian infrastructure Subscription

14 April 2015 | By

India planning to double the size of its economy over the next 10 years

Diamond trade

National Bank of Fujairah sets up diamond division Subscription

13 April 2015 | By

Dubai’s role as diamond trading hub grows

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Finance trends

Saudi banking sector loan growth

Lending slowdown concerns persist in Saudi Arabia Subscription

14 April 2015 | By

Banks begin posting first-quarter results

Craig Cowie, QInvest

Investors diversify on low oil prices Subscription

22 March 2015 | By

Opportunities sought around the GCC, as well as the US and Asia

Naoki Tamaki, chief representative in Dubai, Jbic

Naoki Tamaki, chief representative in Dubai, Jbic Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

The executive from Japan Bank for International Cooperation says the Middle East and North Africa region will remain an important market for Japanese developers

Bahrain banking sector assets

Bahrain banking sector to come under pressure Subscription

2 March 2015 | By

Low oil price will do little to improve fortunes

Non-performing loan volumes in decline

UAE banks to weather difficult 2015 Subscription

16 February 2015 | By

New report says sector is well-equipped to deal with slowdown

UAE bank profits 2014

UAE banks to face a rocky 2015 Subscription

3 February 2015 | By

Analysts warn of slowdown in credit growth

Middle East and North Africa syndicated loan volumes

Mena syndicated loan volumes decline in 2014 Subscription

26 January 2015 | By

Middle East and North Africa region records a 12 per cent drop on previous year

Mena project finance volumes

Mena project finance volumes decline in 2014 Subscription

19 January 2015 | By

Oil price concerns could affect this year’s deal pipeline

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MEED comment

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Japan companies benefit from undervalued Yen

14 April 2015 | By

A depreciated Yen is not enough to boost Japan’s Middle East expansion

Dubai projects

Dubai takes on another mission impossible

14 April 2015 | By

Softening real estate prices have created a new funding challenge

 Concerns over deal pipeline but new opportunities emerge

Lenders eye prospects in new markets Subscription

11 March 2015 | By

Project finance market remains apprehensive about impact of lower oil prices

As the most populous Arab country, much of Egypt's infrastructure is ill-equipped to meet the needs of its people

All eyes on Egypt Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

International community eagerly anticipating country’s impending infastructure boom

Renewables

Jordan’s renewables plan gains momentum Subscription

24 February 2015 | By

First phase projects move toward financial close

Dubai finance

Dubai World debt restructure good for banks Subscription

16 February 2015 | By

Creditor approval of debt restructuring deal will help to lower bad loan volumes

UAE banking sector set for tough 2015

UAE banking sector set for tough 2015 Subscription

3 February 2015 | By

Lenders posted record profits last year

Opec secretary-general Abdullah al-Badri

Opec sets the tone for 2015

15 December 2014 | By

Regional producers are not about to cut oil production and the assumptions that have underpinned forecasting in recent years have to be revisited

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Special reports

Banking and finance

Project finance volumes slump

10 March 2015

With depressed oil prices, the prospect of project finance volumes recovering to the levels seen in 2007 for a sustained period is remote

Opec secretary-general Abdullah al-Badri

Opec sets the tone for 2015

15 December 2014 | By

Regional producers are not about to cut oil production and the assumptions that have underpinned forecasting in recent years have to be revisited

Banking

Banking: Loan books continue steady expansion Subscription

9 December 2014

Strong economic growth and high levels of government spending are driving demand for credit across the GCC

Banking

Qatar banking: State spending boosts banking sector Subscription

27 November 2014

Qatar’s financial services sector is finally feeling the benefit of Doha’s acceleration in infrastructure spending as it prepares to host the Fifa World Cup in 2022.

Insurance

Insurance: Takaful market sees signs of rebound Subscription

22 October 2014

Recession slowed the expansion of the industry

Banking

Banking: The GCC's 20 leading Islamic banks Subscription

18 September 2014

While sharia-compliant finance is flourishing in the GCC, the industry in the wider region has yet to live up to its potential

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Finance data

The GCC top 20 banks 2012 by profit

GCC banks by country Subscription

13 June 2013

The main banks in the GCC, listed by total assets for each country

The GCC top 20 banks 2012

Major GCC bank results: 2007 - 2012 Subscription

13 June 2013 | Updated: 18 June 2012

Finance figures for the Gulf’s 20 biggest banks, listing their customer deposits, loans and advances, total assets and profits

Banking and finance data Subscription

February 2013 Online Content

An overview of the Middle East banking and finance sector, 2005-2011

Companies

People

Udayan Mukherjee Subscription

28 January 2015

Udayan Mukherjee is partner at Dentons Dubai

Safwan Moubaydeen Subscription

28 January 2015

Safwan Moubaydeen is managing partner at Dentons in Amman, Jordan and Doha, Qatar

Neil Cuthbert Subscription

28 January 2015

Neil Cuthbert is partner at Dentons Dubai

Qasim Aslam Subscription

28 January 2015

Qasim Aslam is a partner in the banking and finance practice at Dentons

Fahad Ismail Zainal Subscription

16 October 2014

Fahad Ismail Zainal is chief administration officer at Qatar Financial Centre Authority

Yousuf Mohammed al-Jaida Subscription

30 September 2014

Yousuf Mohammed al-Jaida is the deputy CEO at the Qatar Financial Centre Authority

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