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Power plant

Japan to provide Iraq loan for power project Subscription

2 March 2015 | By

Project is part of government efforts to meet the supply shortfall for electricity

Jordan power demand

Jordan’s solar projects move towards financial close Subscription

23 February 2015 | By

Development banks funding solar photovoltaic plants

Wastewater

Abu Rawash wastewater award planned in March Subscription

18 February 2015 | By

Commercial bids for Egypt wastewater treatment plant to be opened in first week of March

Water reservoir

Banks await award on Qatar’s mega-reservoirs Subscription

16 February 2015 | By

Project opens up opportunities for contractor financing

Refinery

Kuwait discusses Al-Zour refinery package Subscription

11 February 2015 | By

Contractors invited to meeting on price discrepancy on Al-Zour New Refinery Project marine package

Kuwait

KDIPA approves first investment project Subscription

2 February 2015 | By

List of sectors excluded from full foreign ownership yet to be issued

Shale gas drilling rig on a field

Aramco to ramp up shale gas spending Subscription

2 February 2015 | By

CEO says investment in non-conventional resources will rise to $7bn

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 Subscription

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

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Analysis

As the most populous Arab country, much of Egypt's infrastructure is ill-equipped to meet the needs of its people

All eyes on Egypt

3 March 2015 | By

International community eagerly anticipating country’s impending infastructure boom

Naoki Tamaki, chief representative in Dubai, Jbic

Naoki Tamaki, chief representative in Dubai, Jbic Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

The executive from Japan Bank for International Cooperation says the Middle East and North Africa region will remain an important market for Japanese developers

Power

Kuwait must deliver on PPP programme

10 February 2015 | By

Little progress made in the six years since the country established a public-private partnership body to develop major infrastructure projects

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

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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

Amgad Husein Subscription

Amgad Husein is partner at Dentons Saudi Arabia

Neil Cuthbert Subscription

Neil Cuthbert is partner at Dentons Dubai

Paul Trowbridge Subscription

Paul Trowbridge is CEO at United Arab Bank

Samer Abdel Kader Subscription

Samer Abdel Kader is head of SEI Investments Middle East

Alain Renaud Subscription

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

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