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Major Saudi Arabia projects secure funding Subscription

23 March 2015 | By

PetroRabigh Phase II and Rabigh IWSPP raise financing in March

Banks to support Orascom-Ipic coal plant in Egypt

Banks to support Orascom-Ipic coal plant

17 March 2015 | By

Several other coal projects will also require bank debt

Power transmission

Islamic Bank financing Egypt-Saudi power link

16 March 2015 | By

Cross-border link will have capacity to transport 3,000MW a day

Egypt oil

BG signs $4bn gas deal with Egypt

15 March 2015 | By

President of BG Egypt says the investment will be made over 3-4 years

Egypt petrochemicals

Progress on $2.1bn Asyut Hydrocracker

15 March 2015 | By

Pharos Investment Banking says it is in talks with banks, investors, and contractors

Russia’s Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev

Russia and Egypt look to push through $5bn in commercial deals

15 March 2015 | By

Russia’s Economic Development Minister says trade between Russia and Egypt is increasing

Japan to provide soft loan for Egypt irrigation project

Japan to provide soft loan for Egypt irrigation project

15 March 2015 | By

Work will involve replacing regulators for canal in Dairout City

Egypt offshore platform

ENI to invest $5bn in Egyptian upstream gas

14 March 2015 | By

A total of 900 million standard cubic feet of gas will be developed over four to five years

Egypt Suez Canal

Transport Ministry $6bn port deal with UAE and China

14 March 2015 | By

China Harbour to build and operate Ain Sokhna and Damietta ports as part of agreement

Cairo Egypt

Egypt’s banks ready to support Egypt growth

14 March 2015 | By

Central bank governer says sector’s performance has improved

Egypt Cairo

GCC states pledge to invest $12bn in Egyptian economy

14 March 2015 | By

Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and UAE all give $4bn commitment at economic development conference

Egypt petrochemicals

Tahrir Petrochemicals to secure financing by November

13 March 2015 | By

Egypt’s biggest petrochemical project looks to wrap up negotiations

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Egypt attracts almost $100bn of investment deals

Egypt attracts $130bn of investment deals

15 March 2015 | By

Country seeks finance to rebuild infrastructure and kick-start economy

 Concerns over deal pipeline but new opportunities emerge

Lenders eye prospects in new markets Subscription

11 March 2015 | By

Project finance market remains apprehensive about impact of lower oil prices

Banking and finance

Project finance volumes slump

10 March 2015

With depressed oil prices, the prospect of project finance volumes recovering to the levels seen in 2007 for a sustained period is remote

Mena project finance volumes

Pockets of opportunity for lenders in 2015 Subscription

10 March 2015 | By

Lower oil prices mean there will be a lower volume of deals this year, but power and water projects are set to go ahead and previously unstable markets are now opening up

Egyp dollarisation ratio and net international reserves

Funding fears loom over projects push Subscription

10 March 2015 | By

The Egyptian government’s plan to revitalise the economy through infrastructure will open up new opportunities for the project finance market, but commercial lenders are wary of taking on too much risk

Iraq additional power capacity and power sector

Baghdad gives IPPs another try Subscription

10 March 2015 | By

Iraq is restarting its independent power project programme in a bid to tackle its electricity crisis, but it remains to be seen whether developers and financiers will be interested

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 Subscription

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

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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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Amgad Husein is partner at Dentons Saudi Arabia

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Neil Cuthbert is partner at Dentons Dubai

Paul Trowbridge Subscription

Paul Trowbridge is CEO at United Arab Bank

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Samer Abdel Kader is head of SEI Investments Middle East

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

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