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Dubai World secures approval to cease court proceedings

Dubai World secures approval to cease court proceedings Subscription

26 March 2015 | By

Deal to be concluded in matter of weeks

Ajman Bank raises $155m Islamic loan

Ajman Bank raises $155m Islamic loan Subscription

23 March 2015 | By

UAE banks participate in syndication

Egypt's Qalaa Holdings on track to profitability

Qalaa Holdings on track to profitability Subscription

23 March 2015 | By

Egyptian firm raising fresh liquidity to fund growth

Apicorp will be using the money raised to support equity investments in regional energy projects

Apicorp signs sharia-compliant syndicated loan Subscription

23 March 2015 | By

Company to use funds to invest in regional energy projects

Power plant

Major Saudi Arabia projects secure funding Subscription

23 March 2015 | By

PetroRabigh Phase II and Rabigh IWSPP raise financing in March

Dubai World debt restructuring 'credit-positive'

Banks sell off Dubai World debt exposure Subscription

20 March 2015 | By

Move by three banks comes ahead of debt restructuring

Qatar National Bank headquarters

QNB closes $3bn syndicated loan Subscription

18 March 2015 | By

Bank says offering was well received and supported by 20 international banks

Egypt money

'Brave steps' tackled Egypt dollar black market

14 March 2015 | By

Central bank has ‘zero tolerance’ for parallel market, says governor

Cairo Egypt

Egypt’s banks ready to support Egypt growth

14 March 2015 | By

Central bank governer says sector’s performance has improved

Egypt money

Cairo to issue Islamic bonds

14 March 2015 | By

Egyptian Minister of Finance says legislation being developed to support sukuk issuance

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Banking trends

Egypt foreign reserves

Egypt tackles US dollar black market Subscription

10 February 2015 | By

Country’s depreciating currency starts to stablise

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

Sovereign wealth funds

Middle East sovereign wealth funds change strategies Subscription

26 November 2014 | By

Funds take a new approach to Europe

Bahrain banking sector

Bahrain banks strengthen their position Subscription

13 November 2014 | By

Banking sector’s asset base stabilises

Selected UAE banks profits for first nine months

Profitable UAE banks raise international profile Subscription

5 November 2014 | By

Most UAE banks post first nine-month profit increase

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

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MEED comment

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

Dubai project finance

Project financing requires innovation Subscription

28 January 2015 | By

Banks must develop innovative finance packages to allow project market to continue growth

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

Shanghai in China

China proves attractive to Qatari banks Subscription

27 November 2014 | By

China and Qatar central banks collaborate on currency deals

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Special reports

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.

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

Banking

Banking: Assets grow on economic recovery Subscription

22 May 2014

The regional banking industry is in strong health

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Companies

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People

Amgad Husein Subscription

28 January 2015

Amgad Husein is partner at Dentons Saudi Arabia

Neil Cuthbert Subscription

28 January 2015

Neil Cuthbert is partner at Dentons Dubai

Paul Trowbridge Subscription

27 January 2015

Paul Trowbridge is CEO at United Arab Bank

Samer Abdel Kader Subscription

26 January 2015

Samer Abdel Kader is head of SEI Investments Middle East

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

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