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Dubai repays $500m bond Subscription

7 October 2015 | By

Timely repayment supports confidence in emirate’s debt


Oman sets dates for sovereign sukuk Subscription

6 October 2015 | By

Moody’s provisionally rates sukuk at A1


Iran pays debt to contractors in government bonds Subscription

1 October 2015 | By

Treasury bills to be issued next week

Tehran in Iran

Iran to issue $300m in sharia-compliant treasury bills Subscription

28 September 2015 | By

Debt sale will test investor confidence in Tehran in the wake of April’s nuclear agreement


Corporate and infrastructure bond issuance plummets Subscription

22 September 2015 | By

Drop caused by low oil prices and slowing government spending

Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways raises $500m Subscription

17 September 2015 | By

Funds to be spread among Abu Dhabi airline’s partners


Iran to shake up Islamic finance Subscription

10 September 2015 | By

Major boost to sukuk volumes expected

Saudi Electricity Company seeks financing

Saudi Electricity Company seeks financing Subscription

1 September 2015 | By

Bonds and bank credit to finance projects

Lebanon plans eurobond in September

Lebanon plans eurobond in September Subscription

26 August 2015 | By

Government debt expected to reach 126 per cent of GDP


Saudi Arabia outlook turns negative Subscription

23 August 2015 | By

Ratings agency revises outlook on lower oil prices

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Sama reserve assets

Riyadh’s shrinking reserve base Subscription

16 July 2015 | By James Gavin

Low oil prices and high spending have dented Saudi Arabia’s finances, forcing its first deficit in five years in 2014 and an even larger one forecast for this year

Central Bank of Bahrain

GCC governments turn to debt Subscription

7 July 2015 | By

Debt issuances welcomed by banking community

Philippa Wilkinson

The upside to debt Subscription

7 July 2015 | By

Issuing debt may seem a last resort for the GCC, but it would benefit the banking industry

Al-Zadjali: Omani banks capitalised above Basel III

The central cog in Oman's economy Subscription

10 March 2015 | By

Hamood Sangour al-Zadjali, executive president, Central Bank of Oman, tells MEED the bank’s first priority is the stability of Oman’s financial system

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Citadel Capital Subscription

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

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Nilesh Gavankar Subscription

Nilesh Gavankar is assistant general manager, head of investment banking, Bank Muscat

Andrew Dell Subscription

A leading bond market banker in the region

Jacco Keijzer Subscription

A leading bond market banker in the region

Simon Putt Subscription

A leading bond market banker in the region

Deepak Kohli Subscription

A leading bond market banker in the region

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