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Banking

Syndicated loan raised for Universal Hospital Subscription

29 January 2015 | By

Abu Dhabi medical facility secures AED260m

Dubai Marina

Dubai expansion plans need more investment

27 January 2015 | By

Banking sector calls for alternative financing methods

Petra, Jordan

Jordan delays solar deadline again Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

First round of projects will reach financial close soon

Shams Maan solar project secures financing

Shams Maan solar project secures financing Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

Project is largest in Jordan’s renewables programme

Al-Waha Petrochemical completes refinancing

Al-Waha Petrochemical completes refinancing Subscription

21 January 2015 | By

Refinancing done via $523m Islamic facility

ACWA power finances

Dubai solar IPP to reach financial close mid-April Subscription

19 January 2015 | By

Total debt financing is $280m

Power plant

Egypt signs financing deal for power plants Subscription

18 January 2015 | By

Financing secured for South Helwan and Assiut power plants

Banks to finance 86 per cent of Dubai solar IPP

Banks to finance 86 per cent of Dubai solar IPP Subscription

15 January 2015 | By

Financing is expected to be completed within 3 months

Acwa Power Barka raises funding for phase 2 expansion

Acwa Power Barka raises phase 2 funding Subscription

14 January 2015 | By

Local banks provide financing for IWPP

Bahrain

Finance deal for Bahrain housing project finalised Subscription

13 January 2015 | By

Finance deal between two local banks for government housing projects

WTI crude futures price

Oil price slump delays refinery financing Subscription

9 January 2015 | By

Talks with lenders over Fujairah refinery financing were due to take place last year

Power plant

Musandam IPP heading for financial close Subscription

8 January 2015 | By

EPC contract awarded in December

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Analysis

Dubai project finance

Project financing requires innovation

28 January 2015 | By

Banks must develop innovative finance packages to allow project market to continue growth

Mena project finance volumes

Mena project finance volumes decline in 2014 Subscription

19 January 2015 | By

Oil price concerns could affect this year’s deal pipeline

The emergence of the mini-perm structure will create increased opportunity for using project bonds for refinancing major private power and water projects

Short-term financing gains popularity in utility sector Subscription

11 January 2015 | By

Mini-perms and project bonds are set to become more widely used in the region’s utility sector, due to growing complications with long-term loans

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

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Companies

International Bank of Qatar logo

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 logo

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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Finance and Banking Editor


Phone: +971 (0)4 818 0255
Email: rebecca.spong@meed.com

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