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UK and Bahrain to work closer on Islamic finance Subscription

9 April 2014, 8:04 GMT | By

Preliminary framework agreement signed in London

Damac issues $650m sukuk Subscription

3 April 2014, 11:43 GMT | By

Some of the funds will be used for the acquisition of land plots

Project bond issuance to remain low in the coming year Subscription

3 April 2014, 6:41 GMT | By

Bonds accounted for just 10 per cent of project financing in 2013

Gulf Keystone plans to issue $250m bond Subscription

23 March 2014, 6:45 GMT | By

Gulf Keystone bond will be used to support firm’s activities in Iraqi Kurdistan

Abu Dhabi’s TDIC’s rating is affirmed Subscription

18 March 2014, 13:37 GMT | By

Rating agency Fitch maintains company’s AA status

Gulf infrastructure investment will ward off tapering ill-effects Subscription

4 March 2014, 10:34 GMT | By

QNB economist optimistic on region’s prospects

Dubai’s first sukuk of the year is oversubscribed Subscription

16 February 2014, 10:00 GMT | By

Dubai Investments Park’s Islamic bond to be partially used for phase 8 completion

Nasdaq Dubai urges local companies to list sukuk Subscription

5 February 2014, 8:26 GMT | By

Trading bonds and sukuk will help develop better price transparency

Limited capital markets activity expected in Qatar Subscription

29 January 2014, 11:28 GMT | By

IPO plans are part of Qatar’s push to develop a deeper stock market

Arqaam Capital enters South African market Subscription

23 January 2014, 7:43 GMT | By

Dubai-based investment bank eyeing expansion in Africa

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Markets and bonds

Bonds market gains maturity

10 April 2014, 15:39 GMT

An increasingly diverse base of issuers, driven by strong economic growth is helping to deepen the region’s capital markets


The growing appetite for bonds Subscription

10 April 2014, 13:46 GMT | By

Increased corporate activity spurred by strong economic growth is helping to expand the market

Project bond issuance forecast to grow Subscription

29 January 2014, 9:45 GMT

New capital and liquidity rules being implemented in the GCC are expected to curb banks’ appetite for exposure to long-term loans and instead shift the focus to project bonds

Mena lending activity 2007-2013

Lenders back in growth mode Subscription

19 December 2013, 10:33 GMT | By

Rising liquidity and profits are enabling regional banks to thrive and seek expansion opportunities

Yield on Middle East bonds and sukuk

Sukuk continue to outperform bonds Subscription

24 October 2013, 6:30 GMT | By

Yields of islamic bonds remain lower than on conventional debt as issuance picks up

Middle East bond markets

Middle East bond markets undeterred by US turmoil Subscription

6 October 2013, 10:35 GMT | By

Latest bond issues suggest investors are confident despite US government shutdown


Sukuk market comes of age

30 August 2013, 8:41 GMT | By

Islamic bonds are becoming an increasingly important part of the region’s financing landscape

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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

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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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