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PwC urges Qatar to deepen capital markets

PwC urges Qatar to deepen capital markets Subscription

29 January 2015 | By

Initial public offering market expected to gather pace in 2015

Banking

Syndicated loan raised for Universal Hospital Subscription

29 January 2015 | By

Abu Dhabi medical facility secures AED260m

National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has reported an 18 per cent increase in net profits for 2014

NBAD reports profit increase for 2014 Subscription

29 January 2015 | By

Abu Dhabi bank’s lending rose by 6 per cent

Commercial Bank of Dubai posts rise in profits

Commercial Bank of Dubai posts rise in profits Subscription

29 January 2015 | By

Bank strives to diversify revenue sources

Stanbic Bank Uganda signs loan with Gulf banks

Stanbic Bank Uganda signs loan with Gulf banks Subscription

28 January 2015 | By

Africa to turn to region for financing

Egyptian currency

Weakened Egyptian pound to lure investors Subscription

28 January 2015 | By

Pound falls once more to 7.43 against the dollar

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) saw its net profits increase by 16 per cent in 2014

ADCB posts increased profits Subscription

26 January 2015 | By

Bank increases lending by 7 per cent in 2014

Dubai Islamic Bank is expecting to get full regulatory approval to set up a new branch in Kenya this year

DIB expects approval for Kenya opening Subscription

26 January 2015 | By

Bank also increasing stake in Indonesian operation

DIFC in Dubai

DIB targets loan growth of up to 20 per cent Subscription

25 January 2015 | By

Dubai Islamic Bank posts record profits for 2014

Shams Maan solar project secures financing

Shams Maan solar project secures financing Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

Project is largest in Jordan’s renewables programme

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Banking trends

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

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

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MEED comment

Dubai project finance

Project financing requires innovation

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

Banking

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

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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

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

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

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

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Banking data

Companies

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People

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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Egypt: Banking unit equipment Subscription

15 November 2014 | By

Preparation and supply of equipment for a new banking unit

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