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Tadawul performance and all share index

Tadawul could open to foreigners by 2015 Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

Move to open Saudi Stock Exchange to foreign investors will support growth of non-oil sector

Saudi Stock Exchange

Saudi Arabia set to open Tadawul to foreigners Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

Investors gain access to region’s biggest exchange

Investors price too little risk premium in Mena credits Subscription

9 July 2014 | By

Iraq spillover could create a major change in the region

UAE stock market regulator tightens surveillance Subscription

8 July 2014 | By

Regulator is reviewing regulation on bank lending against shares

Banking and tourism sectors post largest losses on Iraqi stock market Subscription

7 July 2014 | By

Iraq-listed stocks fell up to 37 per cent in June

UAE regulator investigates stock market activity Subscription

7 July 2014 | By

The UAE’s Securities and Commodities Authority says it has also demanded further clarification from Arabtec on its disclosures

Investors become more attuned to regional risk Subscription

2 July 2014 | By

Fund managers see potential in Middle East and North African countries set for recovery

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30 June 2014 | By

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Samena Capital to sign more private equity deals in Middle East Subscription

30 June 2014 | By

Firm to close two more deals after RAK Ceramics acquisition

Stock markets slide amid Iraq violence Subscription

18 June 2014 | By

Stock markets drop up to 7 per cent in three days

IPOs

Shuaa Capital maintains profit drive Subscription

15 July 2014 | By

Dubai investment bank Shuaa Capital returned to profitability in 2013

Acwa Power prepays murabaha facility Subscription

17 June 2014 | By

Power firm now able to raise money at better rates  

Emaar Malls Group begins investor meetings for sukuk Subscription

9 June 2014 | By

Emaar Malls Group issuance comes ahead of planned initial public offering

Emaar Malls Group secures $1.5bn Islamic loan Subscription

1 June 2014 | By

Emaar Malls Group Islamic loan facility raised ahead of initial public offering

Khalifa bin Salman Port to list on Bahrain bourse Subscription

27 May 2014 | By

Khalifa bin Salman Port listing will be Bahrain’s first big offering since 2010

Emaar to list shopping malls group on Dubai bourse Subscription

26 May 2014 | By

Emaar Malls Group to be first of several subsidiaries to be listed

Dubai Islamic Bank to take stake in Indonesian bank Subscription

21 May 2014 | By

Dubai Islamic Bank will have initial 25 per cent shareholding in Indonesian bank Panin Syariah

Total Maroc plans listing on Casablanca stock market Subscription

19 May 2014 | By

Saudi-based Zahid Group acquired a 30 per cent stake in Total Maroc

Mergers & Acquisitions

Saudi-based CPC acquires Egyptian glass producer for $180m Subscription

30 June 2014 | By

Firm sees growing demand for building materials and glass in Egypt and Africa

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Samena Capital acquires stake in RAK Ceramics Subscription

16 June 2014 | By

Ruling family of Ras al-Khaimah will maintain a significant holding in the firm

Sipchem and Sahara postpone $5.8bn merger Subscription

9 June 2014 | By

New company not workable under current regulatory framework in Saudi Arabia

Dubai sells German industrial packaging group for $1.7bn Subscription

13 May 2014 | By

Agreement marks one of Dubai’s largest asset sales so far

Qatar becomes sole owner of Qatar Airways Subscription

7 May 2014 | By

Sovereign wealth fund buys about 50 per cent in airline

Arabtec working on another acquisition Subscription

4 May 2014 | By

Company aims to be among global top 10 contractors by 2018

Regulators look to balance investor protection and freedom Subscription

30 April 2014 | By

Regulators may adopt similar model to Dubai for private placements, says lawyer

Capital markets trends

Risk: While the UAE and Qatar markets could become more volatile, some investors may be willing to take on the risk

Promoted status moves markets Subscription

22 May 2014 | By

The Qatar and UAE upgrades to emerging market status have triggered a wave of increased volatility

Recovery

The growing appetite for bonds Subscription

10 April 2014 | By

Increased corporate activity spurred by strong economic growth is helping to expand the market

Investor appetite: At least 10 listings are planned for 2014 on the UAE’s bourses

Gulf companies rush for stock market listings Subscription

27 February 2014 | By

2014 is set to be the biggest year since 2007 for regional bourses as more Gulf firms seek flotations

Hussain Sajwani, founder, chairman and chief executive, Damac  Properties

Interview: Hussain Sajwani, founder, chairman and chief executive, Damac Properties Subscription

4 December 2013 | By

Damac’s listing on the London stock market suggests international investors are not yet convinced by Dubai’s recovery story

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Riyadh

Tadawul access a positive sign

24 July 2014 | By

The region is set to become more appealing to international entities as Riyadh opens up its stock exchange to foreign investors

Riyadh

Foreign access to Tadawul positive for region

22 July 2014 | By

Gulf region will become more appealing to international investors

Markets

Project finance dip no cause for worry

10 July 2014 | By

While there may be a decline in project finance volumes in 2014, next year promises to be lucrative

UAE: Greater transparency needed in capital markets

UAE regulator under pressure

3 July 2014 | By

The dramatic slump in Arabtec Holding’s share price shows more action is needed to tackle suspicious behaviour on the stock markets

Markets

Nasdaq Dubai vies for higher growth

19 June 2014 | By

More sukuk listings on the exchange will help Dubai realise its goal of becoming a hub for Islamic finance

Change: Exchanges will need to attract fresh listings

Volatility hits stock markets Subscription

22 May 2014

Improvements are needed in the UAE and Qatari bourses to reduce their vulnerability to speculators and attract longer-term investors

Markets

MSCI includes 19 regional stocks Subscription

15 May 2014

With the wait finally over, many hope that foreign investors will flood the market and drive up prices

Markets and bonds

Bonds market gains maturity Subscription

10 April 2014

An increasingly diverse base of issuers, driven by strong economic growth is helping to deepen the region’s capital markets

Special reports

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

Yazid Benmouhoub Subscription

22 October 2013

Yazid Benmouhoub is CEO, Societe de Gestion de la Bourse et des Valeurs Mobilieres

Abdelhakim Berrah Subscription

22 October 2013

Abdelhakim Berrah is president, Commission d’Organisation et de Surveillance des Operations de Bourse

Mohsin Mujtaba Subscription

22 October 2012

Mohsin Mujtaba is director, products and market development, Qatar Exchange

Alex Carre de Malberg Subscription

22 October 2012

Alex Carre de Malberg is Executive general manager and global head, Commercialbank Capital

Salman al-Mohannadi Subscription

22 October 2012

Salman al-Mohannadi is CEO, QNB Capital

Nasser Ahmed al-Shaibi Subscription

22 October 2012

Nasser Ahmed al-Shaibi is CEO, Qatar Financial Market Authority 

Riyadh

Tadawul access a positive sign

24 July 2014 | By

The region is set to become more appealing to international entities as Riyadh opens up its stock exchange to foreign investors

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