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Bonds

Latest bonds news

Solar power

Saudi firm acquires solar project in JordanSubscription

1 May, 2016 By

Second acquisition on scheme completed

Al-Reem Island in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi launches $5bn bondSubscription

26 April, 2016 By

The emirate’s two part bond was priced at tighter end of the price range

Cairo

IMF has not received Egyptian loan request Subscription

25 April, 2016 By

The Washington-based fund will consider a loan if Egypt requests it

Muscat, the capital of Oman

Two Omani banks mull merger plansSubscription

24 April, 2016 By

Due diligence on the deal was concluded on 23  April

Saudi sovereign bonds to stimulate debt markets

Saudi property developers report slumping profitsSubscription

24 April, 2016 By

Lower sales revenues affected income for Dar al Arkan and Emaar Economic City

Artist's rendition of base of Kingdom Tower

Kingdom Holding’s first quarter net profit declinesSubscription

24 April, 2016 By

The company, which is building the world’s tallest tower in Jeddah, said income fell 26.4 per cent

Arabtec shares drop on 1 million homes setback

Arabtec expects return to profitability in 2017Subscription

21 April, 2016 By

The loss-making contractor hopes it will be able to break even this year

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Riyadh agrees terms on $10bn loanSubscription

20 April, 2016 By

Saudi Arabia up-sized the loan from $8bn on significant demand for kingdom’s credit

Aramco expected to approve oil scheme

Saudi Arabia picks Aramco IPO advisorsSubscription

20 April, 2016 By

Riyadh plans to list less than 5 per cent of Aramco’s parent company

Emirates NBD

Emirates NBD first-quarter profit climbs 8 per centSubscription

19 April, 2016 By

Rise in fee income and drop in bad debts helped profitability

Analysis

Sarmad Khan

Deals galore for investment banks in Saudi ArabiaSubscription

20 April, 2016 By

Saudi Aramco, Tadawul and Saudi Grains are just a few among state entities looking to list shares

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

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

Citadel Capital logo

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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