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QNB

QNB acquires stake in pan-African bank Subscription

4 September 2014 | By

Qatar to strengthen ties with Africa

Oil barrels

Gunvor Group taps Middle East banks for funding Subscription

4 September 2014 | By

The oil products trading house signs $420m loan

Suez Canal

Egypt’s Central Bank predicts huge turnout for Suez Canal project Subscription

3 September 2014 | By

Project involves 34-kilometre-long parallel channel

Barclays

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank completes acquisition deal with Barclays Subscription

2 September 2014 | By

UK bank will focus on corporate and investment banking

Suez Canal

New Suez Canal project could use foreign funding Subscription

2 September 2014 | By

Canal expansion intended to be financed by the Egyptian people

Kuwait City

Global Finance House signs murabaha financing Subscription

27 August 2014 | By

Bahraini bank to also list sukuk in coming months

Cairo

National Bank of Oman positive on Egypt Subscription

25 August 2014 | By

Egypt’s large-scale investment plans attract bank

UAE money

UAE Central Bank warns of legal action against Standard Chartered Subscription

24 August 2014 | By

New York anti-money laundering settlement to affect thousands of UAE businesses

Seoul, South Korea

Dubai’s sovereign wealth fund signs deal with South Korea Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

Investment Corporation of Dubai to work with the Export-Import Bank of Korea

Rakbank

Rakbank to acquire stake in insurance firm Subscription

19 August 2014 | By

Ras al-Khaimah-based bank eyes new business

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Banking trends

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

Growth in Egypt bank loans

Bank lending in Egypt gains momentum Subscription

23 June 2014 | By

Loan volume improves for fourth month in a row

UAE commercial banks loans and advances

UAE central bank says lending not driving real estate boom Subscription

12 June 2014 | By

Bank releases financial stability report for 2013

Oman’s middle-sized banks fight for market share Subscription

5 June 2014 | By

Tighter regulation heightens competition among Oman’s banks

Sharjah

Sharjah’s rating affirmed by Standard & Poor’s Subscription

26 May 2014 | By

Estimated economic growth of 5 per cent for Sharjah in 2014

Oman commercial banks deposit base

Oman’s banks remain resilient to shocks Subscription

22 May 2014 | By

Central bank warns sector to diversify funding base

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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

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

Bahrain

Bank mergers to boost Bahrain’s status Subscription

6 March 2014 | By

The consolidation of larger lenders will strengthen the country’s status as a financial hub for the region

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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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Banking data

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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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