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Bank of Palestine net profit 2003-13

Bank of Palestine to open Dubai office Subscription

20 November 2014 | By

Lender looking to attract more foreign investment

Indian industrial manufacturer Jindal Saw has secured a six-year club facility to finance its growth in the Middle East

Jindal Saw closes deal to fund UAE operations Subscription

19 November 2014 | By

Indian manufacturer secures $126.6m club facility to finance growth in Middle East

Air Arabia raises Islamic loan to fund new aircraft

Air Arabia raises Islamic loan to fund new aircraft Subscription

19 November 2014 | By

$230m deal arranged by Dubai Islamic Bank

UAE personal loans

New credit bureau raises questions among UAE banks Subscription

18 November 2014 | By

Lenders concerned about responsibility for credit data quality

Business

SME access to finance still limited in Middle East Subscription

17 November 2014 | By

Regional banks remain wary of lending to smaller companies, conference told

NBF net profit

UAE infrastructure boom boosts equipment finance demand Subscription

12 November 2014 | By

National Bank of Fujairah CEO eyes opportunities  

Theme parks to be built in Dubai

Dubai Parks and Resorts closes $1.5bn financing Subscription

11 November 2014 | By

Deal forms debt portion of funding to support new theme parks

Dubai International Financial Centre, in Dubai, the UAE

DIFC pushes forward with infrastructure expansion Subscription

11 November 2014 | By

Dubai’s financial centre to boost number of international firms

Bahrain's ABC Islamic Bank reports healthy profits

ABC Islamic Bank reports healthy profits Subscription

6 November 2014 | By

Bahraini lender records 25 per cent increase in first nine months this year

Port of Fujairah to tap banks for expansion plans

Port of Fujairah to tap banks for expansion plans Subscription

6 November 2014 | By

Loan will support new jetty construction

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Qatar banks net profits

Qatari banks post upbeat first nine-month results Subscription

23 October 2014 | By

Some lenders post lower than expected loan growth

Saudi banks quarterly profits

Saudi lenders post solid third-quarter profits Subscription

16 October 2014 | By

Kingdom’s banking sector remains highly competitive

Mena syndicated loan volumes

Middle East syndicated lending falls behind Subscription

8 October 2014 | By

UAE-based telecoms firm Etisalat raises largest loan in region

Russia's President Vladimir Putin with Egyptian counterpart Abdul Fattah al-Sisi

Russia looks to the Middle East Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

As sanctions imposed by the West begin to bite, Russia faces a potential funding gap and is looking to form new alliances in the Middle East and North Africa

Egypt bank exposure to government debt

Egypt banks remain heavily exposed to sovereign debt Subscription

7 August 2014 | By

Lending to private sector remains low

Investment grade bond debt maturities by country

The Middle East’s refinancing burden Subscription

23 July 2014 | By

Region’s investment grade companies need to refinance $91bn-worth of debt by 2018

Qatar drives mergers and acquisitions

Qatar drives Middle East mergers and acquisitions Subscription

16 July 2014 | By

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

Qatar commercial bank lending

Private sector lending in Qatar picks up speed Subscription

1 July 2014 | By

Lending growth forecast to remain about 10-15 per cent a year

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Saudi banks look to new markets Subscription

17 July 2014 | By

Strong competition and tight margins are driving the kingdom’s lenders to explore new markets

Nakheel back from debt

The milestone is Nakheel is back Subscription

25 June 2014 | By

Prepaying all bank debts will allow Nakheel to return to its former glories

Banking

Banks return to growth mode Subscription

22 May 2014

Backed by steady deposits and economic growth, regional lenders are looking for new revenue streams

Riyadh

Saudi Arabia banks key to debt settlement Subscription

8 May 2014 | By

AH Al-Gosaibi’s plan to settle its debts will only bear fruit if Saudi and foreign lenders work together

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Special reports

Banking

Banking: The GCC's 20 leading Islamic banks

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

Banking

Banking: Assets grow on economic recovery Subscription

22 May 2014

The regional banking industry is in strong health

Project finance

Banking: Sadara deal boosts project finance Subscription

30 January 2014

Last year was a bumper year for project finance deals in the Middle East and North Africa region, with $48.7bn of deals signed

Banking

Banking: Dubai leads region's bourses in 2013 Subscription

11 December 2013

The Dubai Financial Market has risen 80 per cent year-to-date, a clear sign the emirate is recovering from the 2008-09 real estate crash

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Alain Renaud Subscription

12 July 2014

Alain Renaud is general manager for corporate, commercial and investment banking at Commercial Bank of Dubai

Jonathan Macdonald Subscription

12 July 2014

Jonathan Macdonald, managing director and head of syndicated finance at NBAD

Jonathan A Conner Subscription

30 June 2014

Jonathan A Conner is head of Middle East at JP Morgan Private Bank

Jaafar Khatteche Subscription

20 November 2013

Jaafar Khatteche is president and chief executive officer, Banque Nationale Agricole (BNA)

Khalil Ammar Subscription

20 November 2013

Khalil Ammar is president and chief executive officer, Banque de Financement des Petites et Moyennes Entreprises (BFPME)

Mohamed Kaaniche Subscription

20 November 2013

Mohamed Kaaniche is president and chief executive officer (CEO), Banque Tunisienne de Solidarite (BTS)

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Rebecca Spong
Finance and Banking Editor


Phone: +971 (0)4 818 0255
Email: rebecca.spong@meed.com

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Tenders

Egypt: Banking unit equipment Subscription

15 November 2014 | By

Preparation and supply of equipment for a new banking unit

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