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Bonds

Latest bonds news

Telecoms

Omantel pulls Islamic bondSubscription

11 February, 2016 By

Unfavourable market conditions hit pricing

Gas plant

Petroceltic gets more timeSubscription

9 February, 2016 By

Activist shareholder considers takeover

Revenue from Dubai Mall accounted for 82 per cent of Emaar Properties' total revenues in 2014

Emaar Malls records 23 per cent growth in 2015 net profit Subscription

8 February, 2016 By

Total number of visitors increased to 124 million across the malls operated by the company

Jubail Industrial City

Saudi state fund approves Chemanol debt restructuringSubscription

8 February, 2016 By

Jubail-based methanol manufacturer is restructuring SR386m outstanding loan

Cheaper feedstock shakes up petrochemicals market

Saudi Kayan 2015 loss widens on slumping sales volumesSubscription

8 February, 2016 By

A decrease in average selling prices was also a contributing factor to losses

Frozen food

Alabbar leads GCC investors in bid to buy Americana stakeSubscription

7 February, 2016 By

UAE investment firm Adeptio inks agreement with Al-Khair Holding Company

Dubai Financial Market

Dubai Financial Market fourth quarter net profit declines 89 per centSubscription

7 February, 2016 By

Profit and revenues dropped as trading commissions plunged for only listed stock exchange in the region

Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco considers sukukSubscription

2 February, 2016 By

Size of issuance yet to be decided

Funding: Jabal Omar Development Company received a $1bn loan from NCB, a new entrant to the MEED 100

Jabal Omar misses first loan repaymentSubscription

1 February, 2016 By

Saudi Arabian developer fails to make first payment of a finance deal arrange in late 2015

Egyptian Exchange

Egypt plans IPO for state-owned contractor Subscription

31 January, 2016 By

Move is part of broader government scheme to list public companies

Analysis

Low oil will weigh on markets in 2016

Low oil will weigh on markets in 2016Subscription

13 January, 2016 By

With oil prices expected to remain at about $50 a barrel in 2016, equity markets will continue to fluctuate

Oil: Production currently stands at 2.9 million b/d

Oil and gas assets lack buyersSubscription

13 January, 2016 By

Oil companies selling off assets in the region will struggle to find buyers in 2016

Philippa Wilkinson

GCC gets serious on subsidiesSubscription

12 January, 2016 By

After years of debate, the region’s governments are finally cutting subsidies, but the timing is poor

The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul)

Aramco listing could create world's first $1 trillion companySubscription

8 January, 2016 By

Timing of IPO suggests government objective is creating wealth not raising funds

Kuwait is thought to be looking at a sukuk listing, possibly in 2016

Steady growth needed in sovereign issuancesSubscription

7 December, 2015 By Dominic Dudley

Islamic bonds are expected to play a greater role in propping up government finances and government-related issuers are expected to have the upper hand in the market

Qatar construction

Banks to buoy up Qatar's economySubscription

1 December, 2015

At the end of the first half of 2015, the country’s commercial banks had total assets of $292bn, equivalent to 150 per cent of GDP

Cairo

Currency shortage impedes Egypt investorsSubscription

12 November, 2015 By

Government should take action to improve sentiment

Qatar exchange index

Qatar Exchange struggles to capitalise on emerging markets boostSubscription

6 October, 2015 By

Next year’s FTSE Russell secondary emerging markets index promotion may boost trading, but the Qatar Stock Exchange still suffers from a paucity of listed companies

Companies

Dubai Financial Market logo

Dubai Financial MarketSubscription

The DFM began trading in March 2000 in the UAE. In December 2005, it was set up as a public joint stock company, with 20 per cent of its shares offered to the public

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Citadel CapitalSubscription

The Cairo-based private equity firm was started by two former employees of Egyptian investment bank EFG-Hermes; it is now known as Qalaa Holdings

People

Andrew WardSubscription

Andrew Ward is managing partner at Dentons Abu Dhabi

Nomaan RajaSubscription

Nomaan Raja is partner in Dubai at Latham & Watkins

Andrew TarbuckSubscription

Andrew Tarbuck is partner in Dubai at Latham & Watkins

Andrew MacklinSubscription

Andrew Macklin is partner in Doha at Latham & Watkins

Sami al-LouziSubscription

Sami al-Louzi is partner in Riyadh and Dubai at Latham & Watkins

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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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