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Gasli pipeline route

Investment decision on Algeria’s Galsi pipeline postponed Subscription

16 December 2014 | By

$3bn project delayed as shareholders wait for final government approvals

Solar energy

Jordan gives developers more time on solar projects Subscription

15 December 2014 | By

Sun Edison has reached financial close

Emaar the Economic City signs new funding deal for King Abdullah Economic City

Emaar the Economic City signs new funding deal Subscription

10 December 2014 | By

New loan to be used to finance Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Economic City project

Water pipelines

Al-Khalij funds Qatar reservoir pipelines Subscription

9 December 2014 | By

Finance covers reservoir pipelines recently awarded to a contracting joint venture

Gas

Dana Gas to invest $350m in developing Egyptian gas Subscription

27 November 2014 | By ,

UAE company owed $160m in overdue receivables

Shanghai in China

Kuwaiti lenders look to China to help finance projects Subscription

27 November 2014 | By

Local lenders say new approaches needed to provide funding for $160bn project pipeline

Taxes

Egypt strives to improve investment environment Subscription

27 November 2014 | By

Egypt developing a more business friendly investment environment

Shipbuilding industry

Zakher Marine wins bank funding for shipbuilding Subscription

26 November 2014 | By

Abu Dhabi-based company signs $420m deal

Refinery under construction

Aramco sees Jizan refinery costs soar by $2bn Subscription

20 November 2014 | By

Contractors claiming more funds due to delays and scope changes in huge refinery scheme

Theme parks to be built in Dubai

Dubai Parks and Resorts closes $1.5bn financing Subscription

11 November 2014 | By

Deal forms debt portion of funding to support new theme parks

Al-Maktoum International airport, in Dubai

Al-Maktoum International tenders expected in 2015 Subscription

6 November 2014 | By

Al-Maktoum International will be capable of handling 255 million passengers

Port of Fujairah to tap banks for expansion plans

Port of Fujairah to tap banks for expansion plans Subscription

6 November 2014 | By

Loan will support new jetty construction

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Analysis

Dubai construction

Dubai opts for innovative funding Subscription

4 December 2014 | By

Developers and the government are looking to diversify how they finance construction projects in the emirate, with more initial public offerings and bond issues taking place

Islamic banking assets and Qatar banking sector assets

Qatar's Islamic banking sector primed for growth Subscription

24 November 2014 | By

After a slow 2013, the Islamic banking sector in Qatar has entered a new phase of growth, with institutions benefiting from government spending on infrastructure schemes

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

Tim Evans, HSBC

Supporting the region's contractors Subscription

30 September 2014

Interview with Tim Evans, HSBC’s regional head of global trade and receivables finance, Middle East and North Africa

Al-Maktoum International airport, in Dubai

UK in front for world's largest airport Subscription

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

Mining

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

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Companies

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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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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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