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World Bank approves $500m gas loan to Cairo Subscription

25 July 2014 | By

Project aims to connect 1.5 million Egyptian households to national gas grid

Algeria approves plan to boost oil and gas output

Algeria approves plan to boost oil and gas output Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

National energy company Sonatrach plans to spend $100bn over five years

Concentrated solar power

Acwa’s Ouarzazate solar plant project to win new investment Subscription

14 July 2014 | By

World Bank’s IFC considers equity stake in Moroccan project

Mena project finance

Project finance volumes in the Middle East fall in first half Subscription

10 July 2014 | By

Market declines despite Saudi Arabia’s Maaden deal being second-largest deal signed globally

Oman electricity firm appoints advisers for $2.1bn debt raising

Oman power firm appoints advisers for $2.1bn debt raising Subscription

10 July 2014 | By

Firms will act as joint financial advisers and arrangers for financing package

Egypt’s slums secure upgrade funding Subscription

8 July 2014 | By

EU investment to improve living standards for country’s poorest

Maaden $5bn financing attracts high number of foreign banks Subscription

3 July 2014 | By

Financing deal marks growing international bank appetite for Saudi Arabian Mining Company

Islamic Development Bank’s new fund targets Asia-Gulf investments Subscription

2 July 2014 | By

First investments using infrastructure fund to be made within months

Maaden signs $5bn financing for Saudi phosphate city Subscription

1 July 2014 | By

Maaden financing features export credit agency support from South Korea and Canada

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Nakheel to prepay all remaining bank debt in August Subscription

26 June 2014 | By

With no covenants, Dubai-based developer Nakheel will be able to develop more projects

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Analysis

Mining

Maaden’s new funding source

3 July 2014 | By

The involvement of foreign banks in a $5bn financing for the phosphates city project opens up new funding options for the mining company

Lenders ready for Qatar projects boom Subscription

11 June 2014 | By

Local banks are confident they can handle the financing requirements of Qatar’s planned infrastructure development over the coming years, but the scale of the funding needed could test that belief

Oil and gas EPC awards in Qatar

Spending to increase in Qatar’s oil sector Subscription

19 May 2014 | By

Bul Hanine and Idd e Shargi North Dome schemes to boost spending as gas moratorium remains in place

Dubai

Financing the Dubai boom Subscription

17 April 2014

Investor confidence is growing, but Dubai still needs to close several finance deals to attract future funding for revived infrastructure plans

Strategy: Dubai is seeking to use private-public partnerships and stock market listings to raise financing

Dubai’s search for finance Subscription

17 April 2014 | By

Faced with a huge debt pile and risk-averse banks, the emirate is seeking new ways to fund its boom

The UK’s Carillion has been the main beneficiary of UK government funding support and has managed to win contracts on key Dubai projects such as the Dubai Trade Centre District

UK funding to play increased role in Dubai projects Subscription

26 March 2014 | By ,

Armed with strengthening support from London, UK companies will find themselves in a better position to handle the growing competition in the emirate

Iraq

Iraq: Factional friction poses threat to security Subscription

6 March 2014

At MEED’s Iraq Energy Projects conference held in Dubai in February, gas was high on the agenda

Budget: Aramco is retendering schemes to cut costs

Aramco filters projects spend Subscription

6 February 2014 | By

Fadhili power project shows oil major has decided not to plough ahead with each and every scheme regardless of the costs involved

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Companies

International Bank of Qatar Subscription

International Bank of Qatar (IBQ) was established in 1956 and has seen its balance sheet increase since 2007. The bank is privately owned by six entities; National Bank of Kuwait, 30 per cent and five Qatari companies, 70 per cent.

Union National Bank Subscription

Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Union National Bank (UNB) was established in 1982. UNB is jointly owned by the governments of Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

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People

Alain Renaud Subscription

Alain Renaud is general manager for corporate, commercial and investment banking at Commercial Bank of Dubai

Jonathan Macdonald Subscription

Jonathan Macdonald, managing director and head of syndicated finance at NBAD

Jonathan A Conner Subscription

Jonathan A Conner is head of Middle East at JP Morgan Private Bank

Jaafar Khatteche Subscription

Jaafar Khatteche is president and chief executive officer, Banque Nationale Agricole (BNA)

Khalil Ammar Subscription

Khalil Ammar is president and chief executive officer, Banque de Financement des Petites et Moyennes Entreprises (BFPME)

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