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Latest bonds news

Taqa raises Samurai loan to refinance bond Subscription

17 April 2014, 12:50 GMT | By

Abu Dhabi firm Taqa taps new source of liquidity

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

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Analysis

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

Recovery

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

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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Companies

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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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People

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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