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Gas

Dana Gas to invest $350m in developing Egyptian gas

27 November 2014 | By ,

UAE company owed $160m in overdue receivables

Shanghai in China

Kuwaiti lenders look to China to help finance projects

27 November 2014 | By

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

Taxes

Egypt strives to improve investment environment

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

Carbon Holdings is in negotiations with the UAE government over a $400m investment in its giant Tahrir petrochemicals complex

Carbon Holdings negotiates $400m UAE investment Subscription

29 October 2014 | By

Planned Tahrir petrochemicals project will involve almost $5bn in construction contracts

Given the rising volumes of passengers travelling on the Dubai Metro, the region is beginning to establish a track record that lenders and bankers could use to predict whether project finance debts can be repaid

Project financing could be used for Gulf railways Subscription

23 October 2014 | By

New funding options for metro and rail projects under consideration

Orpic pushes forward with Liwa Plastics Project

Orpic pushes forward with Liwa Plastics Project Subscription

21 October 2014 | By

Financial adviser confirmed on Oman petrochemicals scheme

Bahrain

Bahrain advances with multibillion-dollar infrastructure plan Subscription

15 October 2014 | By

Government aims to attract international investors

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Analysis

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

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

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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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