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The Viceroy Hotel in Abu Dhabi

Dubai hotel group closes financing Subscription

1 September 2015 | By

Syndicated finance includes Chinese banks

Photovoltaic solar power

Egypt invites proposals for renewable energy projects Subscription

1 September 2015 | By

Wind and solar projects will be developed in the West Nile area


Four companies negotiating for Jordan solar projects Subscription

1 September 2015 | By

Second round feed-in tariff bidders selected

Tehran in Iran

India to invest $900m in Iran fertiliser project Subscription

31 August 2015 | By

Consortium of Indian companies eye urea complex in Chabahar

Waste-to-energy plant

Kuwait prequalifies groups for waste project Subscription

31 August 2015 | By

Kabd scheme will be developed under a public-private partnership model

Power plant

Groups work on bids for Iraq IPP Subscription

30 August 2015 | By

Twelve companies have been prequalified for tender

The Salalah 2 independent power project (IPP) in Oman

Oman IPP reaches financial close Subscription

27 August 2015 | By

Seven local and international banks finance project

With the US Congress and Senate returning for their autumn sessions in September, the business community is hopeful that a renewal of Exim Bank’s authorisation can be passed

US Exim Bank shutdown affects Middle East projects Subscription

26 August 2015 | By

Paralysis at export credit agency will damage US more than Middle East


Egypt appoints loan advisers for refinery expansion Subscription

26 August 2015 | By

Project will need $1.4bn in finance

Antimony plant secures financing

Tri-Star Resources finalises Oman project finance Subscription

25 August 2015 | By

Antimony plant secures financing

Petroceltic invites bids for $2bn Algerian gas project

Petroceltic denies anonymous corruption accusations Subscription

23 August 2015 | By

Dissident shareholder renews battle

Egypt's Abu Rawash wastewater treatment plant s being developed as a public-private partnership project

Egypt selects group for Abu Rawash wastewater treatment plant Subscription

18 August 2015 | By

Project regarded as trailblazer for Egypt’s ambitious PPP programme

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Egypt projects pipeline

Egypt faces financing bottleneck Subscription

10 August 2015 | By

Cairo has a huge demand for finance, but local banks are thinly stretched by government borrowing while international lenders are wary of currency risk

Philippa Wilkinson

Cairo has to make decision on international banks Subscription

3 August 2015 | By

Egypt’s economic investment strategy relies heavily on foreign funding

Philippa Wilkinson

Iran moves from a crawl to a sprint Subscription

27 July 2015 | By

The banking sector will struggle to play its vital role in planned investments


Saudi Arabia dominates region's project finance sector Subscription

14 July 2015 | By

Uncertain pipeline for second half of year, but 2016 shows promise

Oman seeks interest in Duqm acetic acid plant

Governments turn to private sector for project funding Subscription

9 July 2015 | By

Sustained lower oil prices could push governments towards alternative lending models

While other Arab nations adopt firm stances on regional politics, Muscat is content to straddle the fence

Oman prepares to borrow to keep project programme on track Subscription

29 June 2015 | By

Sultanate has more than $100bn-worth of schemes in the pipeline, but it needs banks and investors to finance at least part of this sum

Saudi Arabia army

MEED board report, June 2015 Subscription

15 June 2015 | By

Key events and trends in the region over the past month and their impact on the outlook for the Middle East and North Africa

Philippa Wilkinson

Renewables financing deals show opportunities Subscription

26 May 2015 | By

Financing for renewables projects still relies on development banks

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Al-Khalij Commercial Bank Subscription

Qatar’s Al-Khalij Commercial Bank (Al-khaliji) provides funds for various projects, including Qatar’s Water Security Mega Reservoirs project and the Barzan gas development

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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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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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