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Rakbank

Rakbank raises additional bond funding Subscription

24 February 2015 | By

 A further $300m raised under scheme

Cairo

Egypt’s Qalaa Holdings wins approval for capital increase Subscription

22 February 2015 | By

Investment firm readies for Egyptian economic rebound

A380

Emirates to raise $1bn sukuk Subscription

22 February 2015 | By

Airline to use funds for aircraft orders

Orascom Construction will float shares on Egyptian and Dubai bourses

OCI targets up to $240m in listing Subscription

22 February 2015 | By

Orascom Construction will float shares on Egyptian and Dubai bourses

Markets

OCI to complete demerger in March Subscription

16 February 2015 | By

Orascom Construction to list in Dubai and Egypt

Air Arabia

Air Arabia posts 30 per cent profit increase Subscription

15 February 2015 | By

Annual passenger numbers climb to 6.8 million in 2014

Gulf IPO volumes 2014

Market cautious about Gulf IPO pipeline Subscription

9 February 2015 | By

Saudi Arabia and Egypt strongest growth markets

Abu Dhabi

Gulf Capital IPO still possible in long term Subscription

9 February 2015 | By

Debt markets currently more attractive than equities, says CEO

Tokyo, Japan

Gulf institutional funds turn to Asian equity markets Subscription

9 February 2015 | By

Gulf investors say European equity markets have proved ‘disappointing’

Stock market

Gulf Capital closes AED850m loan Subscription

4 February 2015 | By

Asset manager opted for debt rather than equity markets

IPOs

Emaar Properties

Emaar Properties’ outlook upgraded to positive Subscription

26 February 2015 | By

Moody’s affirms Emaar Properties’ Ba1 rating

Boardwalk

Dubai Parks & Resorts on target for 2016 launch Subscription

12 February 2015 | By

New theme park estimates AED2.4bn in revenue in first year of operation

Gulf IPO volumes 2014

Market cautious about Gulf IPO pipeline Subscription

9 February 2015 | By

Saudi Arabia and Egypt strongest growth markets

Abu Dhabi

Gulf Capital IPO still possible in long term Subscription

9 February 2015 | By

Debt markets currently more attractive than equities, says CEO

Stock market

Gulf Capital closes AED850m loan Subscription

4 February 2015 | By

Asset manager opted for debt rather than equity markets

Abu Dhabi

Massar confirms postponement of IPO Subscription

3 February 2015 | By

Oil price volatility causes delay for Abu Dhabi company

PwC urges Qatar to deepen capital markets

PwC urges Qatar to deepen capital markets Subscription

29 January 2015 | By

Initial public offering market expected to gather pace in 2015

National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has reported an 18 per cent increase in net profits for 2014

NBAD reports profit increase for 2014 Subscription

29 January 2015 | By

Abu Dhabi bank’s lending rose by 6 per cent

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions

Middle East M&As soar in 2014 Subscription

20 January 2015 | By

Mergers and acquisitions activity climbs by 23 per cent compared with previous year

First Equity Partners looking to take advantage of Gulf construction boom

Private equity firm acquires Oryx Industries Subscription

15 January 2015 | By

First Equity Partners looking to take advantage of Gulf construction boom

Tebodin acquires Emcan Consultants & Engineers

Tebodin acquires Emcan Consultants & Engineers Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

Takeover to strengthen Dutch group’s industrial buildings and infrastructure business in Saudi Arabia

UAE-based private equity firm Abraaj Capital has secured regulatory approval to acquire a stake in Egyptian food producer Bisco Misr

Abraaj Capital wins approval for Bisco Misr deal Subscription

20 November 2014 | By

UAE private equity firm pushes ahead with acquisition plans

Capital markets trends

Value and number of GCC IPOs

Gulf sees listings spike in second quarter Subscription

14 August 2014 | By

Number of initial public offerings in the Gulf rise in second quarter

Investment grade bond debt maturities by country

The Middle East’s refinancing burden Subscription

23 July 2014 | By

Region’s investment grade companies need to refinance $91bn-worth of debt by 2018

Stock market

Market reacts to Saudi decision to open up stock market Subscription

23 July 2014 | By

The opening of the Tadawul to foreign investors is widely welcomed by market

Markets

Market regulators must toughen up Subscription

3 July 2014 | By

The sharp fall in UAE contractor Arabtec’s share price has led to calls for tougher regulation

MEED comment

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange

ADX must attract more foreign investors

27 January 2015 | By

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange must lure oversees investers to ensure market stability

Deloitte

Riyadh sets out stall for financial transparency Subscription

4 December 2014 | By

Kingdom is preparing to open stock exchange to foreign investors in 2015

Dubai Financial Market

Investors eager for Dubai flotations Subscription

13 November 2014 | By

Meraas is listing its theme park subsidiary to help fund projects

Dubai Financial Market

Exchanges vie for African company listings Subscription

6 October 2014 | By

Dubai and London bourses compete for North African business

Bahrain Financial Harbour

GCC states diversify their funding options Subscription

11 September 2014 | By

Bahrain and Sharjah look for new investors

Emaar Malls Group's Dubai Marina Mall

Mixed reaction to Emaar Malls Group listing Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

Emaar Malls Group intial public offering sets benchmark for Dubai’s capital markets

Special reports

Kuwait

Kuwait stock exchange in need of reforms Subscription

15 October 2014

The bourse needs new regulations that will make it more appealing to investors

Market

MEED 100: The region's largest listed companies Subscription

27 March 2014

The financial services sector remains the dominant force in the MEED 100 table, with Saudi banks comprising the bulk of firms in the sector

Biographies

Nomaan Raja Subscription

27 July 2014

Nomaan Raja is partner in Dubai at Latham & Watkins

Andrew Tarbuck Subscription

20 July 2014

Andrew Tarbuck is partner in Dubai at Latham & Watkins

Andrew Macklin Subscription

20 July 2014

Andrew Macklin is partner in Doha at Latham & Watkins

Sami al-Louzi Subscription

20 July 2014

Sami al-Louzi is partner in Riyadh and Dubai at Latham & Watkins

Charles Fuller Subscription

20 July 2014

Charles Fuller is partner in Dubai at Latham & Watkins

Christopher Lester Subscription

20 July 2014

Christopher Lester is counsel at Latham & Watkins in Abu Dhabi

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