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Oman to finalise tariff model for Musandam private power scheme Subscription

30 September 2014 | By

Bank financing for the planned independent power project to be closed by end of year

Petrochemicals plant

Ghantoot to invest in $700m fertiliser plant in Duqm Subscription

30 September 2014 | By

Abu Dhabi group says Oman project will include carbon-capture facility

Oman invites prequalification for Duqm refinery

Duqm Special Economic Zone seeks investors Subscription

30 September 2014 | By

Zone concludes second local bank agreement

Khalifa Ebrahim al-Mansoor, Bahrain Ministry of Works

Finance is major challenge for Bahrain’s water sector

29 September 2014 | By ,

Population is growing by 3 per cent a year

Karim Nassif, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services

Renewables can attract innovative financing

25 September 2014 | By

Projects such as solar can use more flexible investment to encourage sponsors


UAE banks missing out on project finance opportunities

23 September 2014 | By

Lending in dirhams means developers do not get the best interest rates

Suez Canal key indicators 2000-2013

Egypt hits $8.5bn Suez Canal funding goal Subscription

17 September 2014 | By

Government raises funds needed to start expansion project


Tahrir complex will go ahead with or without EXIM Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

Carbon Holdings says its $5bn project in Egypt will continue if US EXIM Bank is unwound

In 2013, Carillion's local joint venture Al-Futtaim Carillion secured work on The Avenues for Dubai-based developer Meraas, with financial assistance from London

Carillion has the lead with UK funding Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

Firm has secured work on two projects with export credit guarantees so far this year

Dubai Business Bay

Empower secures Islamic financing facility Subscription

15 September 2014 | By

Fund will be used to develop district cooling network in Dubai


Dana Gas signs project finance deal for UAE offshore gas field Subscription

10 September 2014 | By

First gas production due in first half of 2015

Suez Canal

Egypt’s Central Bank predicts huge turnout for Suez Canal project Subscription

3 September 2014 | By

Project involves 34-kilometre-long parallel channel

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Jordan projects by sector and project status

Jordan pushes ahead with transport plans Subscription

1 October 2014

While airport and shipping projects flourish, finance issues plague rail development

Al-Maktoum International airport, in Dubai

UK in front for world's largest airport

18 September 2014 | By

New airport, not the Expo, is the largest Dubai construction scheme

GCC oil and gas awards

GCC oil and gas spend hits long-term high in 2014 Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

Six-country bloc has invested $29bn to date driven by resurgence in Kuwait projects


Maaden’s new funding source Subscription

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


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

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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.

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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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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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