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Latest project finance news

Chinese to fund completion of Iran chemicals complex Subscription

14 April 2014, 9:20 GMT | By

Lordegan fertiliser chemicals project in Iran to be completed with $591m of investment from Chinese firms, claims report

Saudi Arabia cancels IPP plans for Dhuba 1 Subscription

14 April 2014, 8:13 GMT | By ,

Project will be tendered as a standard engineering, procurement and construction contract

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

Oman invites financial adviser bids on Sohar petrochemicals complex Subscription

1 April 2014, 11:48 GMT | By

Interested companies given 6 May deadline to submit proposals on $3.6bn Sohar petrochemicals project

Kahramaa extends bid deadline for Facility D water and power project Subscription

1 April 2014, 8:48 GMT | By

$3bn project will need strong bank support

Kurdistan power project could secure IFC support Subscription

31 March 2014, 8:20 GMT | By

Project involves construction of 1,260MW Greenfield power plant in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq

‘Poor management’ is main challenge facing PPPs Subscription

30 March 2014, 12:18 GMT | By

Region will need increased private sector support for infrastructure boom

Carbon Holdings aims to complete Egypt cracker financing by year-end Subscription

25 March 2014, 9:59 GMT | By

Private company aims to raise about $1bn from market after completing deals with banks and strategic partners

Yanbu Industrial City plans $61bn of investment Subscription

24 March 2014, 6:32 GMT | By

Industrial city plans massive outlay aimed at attracting downstream petrochemicals converters

Sabic delays acrylonitrile plant tender Subscription

20 March 2014, 5:56 GMT | By

Discussions ongoing with joint venture partners regarding budget

Renewable energy to offer main growth market for project finance Subscription

19 March 2014, 13:07 GMT | By

Strong liquidity will enable banks to finance the proposed renewable energy schemes

Qatar’s Oryx GTL awaits North field decision Subscription

19 March 2014, 11:06 GMT | By

Moratorium on world’s largest non-associated gas field is key to expansion plans

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Analysis

Dubai

Financing the Dubai boom

17 April 2014, 15:17 GMT

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, 15:16 GMT | 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, 10:37 GMT | 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

6 March 2014, 6:33 GMT

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, 13:41 GMT | By

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

Project finance

The evolution of project finance Subscription

6 February 2014, 13:29 GMT | By

The region’s project finance market is evolving, as demands to find new ways of funding infrastructure rise

Project finance costs set to rise Subscription

30 January 2014, 7:00 GMT | By

Basel III regulations and advances in technology present new challenges for banks, says Standard Chartered’s regional corporate finance chief, Ravi Suri

Steady flow of deals expected in 2014 Subscription

30 January 2014, 6:10 GMT | By

Last year was a record-breaker for the region in terms of the volume of project financings that were closed. This year is expected to be leaner, with activity in Saudi Arabia set to slow down

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Companies

Commercial Bank of Kuwait Subscription

Established in June 1960, CBK is the second oldest bank in Kuwait

First Energy Bank Subscription

First Energy Bank is an Islamic investment bank in Bahrain focused on investments in hydrocarbons, oilfield services and energy sector technologies.

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People

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)

Mohamed Kaaniche Subscription

Mohamed Kaaniche is president and chief executive officer (CEO), Banque Tunisienne de Solidarite (BTS)

Noureddine Zekri Subscription

Noureddine Zekri is director-general, Foreign Investment Promotion Agency

Chedly Ayari Subscription

Chedly Ayari is governor and president of the board, Central Bank of Tunisia

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