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Saudi banks' loan growth

Major Saudi banks continue to post strong results Subscription

16 April 2015 | By

Profits up for most lenders in the kingdom

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

Diamond trade

National Bank of Fujairah sets up diamond division Subscription

13 April 2015 | By

Dubai’s role as diamond trading hub grows

Qatar National Bank headquarters

Qatar National Bank reports profits growth Subscription

9 April 2015 | By

Profits in Q1 2015 up 10 per cent compared to last year

King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh

Banque Saudi Fransi reports profit hike Subscription

9 April 2015 | By

Saudi bank reports strong first quarter results

Tehran Stock Exchange

New Iran investment fund expected in April Subscription

9 April 2015 | By

Foreign investor interest in Iran ramps up post-nuclear agreement

Saudi Arabia currency

Riyad Bank’s profits are up for first quarter Subscription

7 April 2015 | By

Saudi bank boosts lending and deposit volumes

Qatar finance

Qatar First Bank reports profit rise Subscription

6 April 2015 | By

Qatari banking sector set for growth

Hospital construction

Qatar could turn to PPP to support infrastructure Subscription

6 April 2015 | By

Private sector will need to step up as budget deficit looms

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Banking trends

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

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

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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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Banking data

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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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