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Construction

Jabal Omar Development secures loan Subscription

21 May 2015 | By

Islamic financing for Mecca development

Muscat Securities Exchange

Bank Nizwa opts out of merger Subscription

21 May 2015 | By

Two other financial institutions express interest

Dubai Islamic Bank

Dubai Islamic Bank prepares sukuk Subscription

20 May 2015 | By

International arrangers appointed

Financing debt terms

AH al-Gosaibi reveals improved terms Subscription

19 May 2015 | By

Date set for creditors meeting

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Chinese bank to issue debt on Dubai markets Subscription

19 May 2015 | By

Medium-term notes to be issued over 12 months

Moody’s upgrades Qatar bank

Moody’s upgrades Qatar bank Subscription

12 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Ratings agency cites improved asset quality performance and capitalisation

Riyadh

Al-Rajhi Bank replaces CEO Subscription

11 May 2015 | By

Change follows fall in profits

Tadawul all share index

Saudi Arabia issues stock market rules Subscription

5 May 2015 | By

Move comes as nation prepares to open its bourse to direct foreign investment

Bahrain puts banks into administration

Bahrain puts banks into administration Subscription

3 May 2015 | By

Central bank takes control of Iranian-owned bank and insurer

Sukuk and conventional bond issues

Value of Islamic loans grows by 198 per cent Subscription

29 April 2015 | By

Saudi Arabia and UAE drive quarterly rise

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Banking trends

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

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

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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

Banking

Saudi banking: Sector in rude health

18 May 2015

The kingdom’s locally incorporated lenders have posted promising profits in 2014 as well as the first quarter of 2015, despite low oil prices and new regulations

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

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Banking data

Companies

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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