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GCC IPO activity

Recovery starts for IPOs in GCC Subscription

3 August 2015 | By

Saudi Arabia sees most listing activity

Cairo skyline

Emaar Misr executives resign Subscription

3 August 2015 | By

Share price continues to struggle

Petroceltic International is pushing ahead with a bond issuance of up to $175m to finance investment in the Ain Tsila gas field in Algeria

Petroceltic pushes through Ain Tsila bond issuance Subscription

21 July 2015 | By

Oil and gas company facing down shareholder protests over Algerian asset

Muscat, the capital of Oman

Oman to issue bonds in August Subscription

16 July 2015 | By

Sultanate’s plans for Islamic debut delayed

Tehran Stock Exchange

Tehran Stock Exchange reacts to nuclear deal Subscription

14 July 2015 | By

10 per cent boost in anticipation of agreement

Emaar Misr records profit jump

Emaar Misr announces sales hike Subscription

14 July 2015 | By

Share price has fallen since IPO

Saudi sovereign bonds to stimulate debt markets

Saudi Arabia issues bonds to narrow deficit Subscription

12 July 2015 | By

Government shortfall this year is expected to reach $37bn

Amlak shares soar on Dubai exchange

Dubai market gains on institutional investment Subscription

8 July 2015 | By

Amlak volatility drives high trading volumes

Egypt stock exchange bell

Egypt stock exchange prepares for Emaar Misr shares Subscription

5 July 2015 | By

High interest from local and GCC banks for Emaar Misr shares

Abu Dhabi

Adib approves sukuk and share issuance Subscription

30 June 2015 | By

Bank to improve capital ratios

IPOs

GCC IPO activity

Recovery starts for IPOs in GCC Subscription

3 August 2015 | By

Saudi Arabia sees most listing activity

Egypt’s budget projections too ambitious

Pioneers Holding juggles acquisitions Subscription

28 July 2015 | By

Real estate IPO and acquisition planned

Emaar Misr records profit jump

Emaar Misr announces sales hike Subscription

14 July 2015 | By

Share price has fallen since IPO

Amlak shares soar on Dubai exchange

Dubai market gains on institutional investment Subscription

8 July 2015 | By

Amlak volatility drives high trading volumes

Egypt stock exchange bell

Egypt stock exchange prepares for Emaar Misr shares Subscription

5 July 2015 | By

High interest from local and GCC banks for Emaar Misr shares

Financiers keen on Kuwait PPP projects

Financiers keen on Kuwait PPP projects Subscription

30 June 2015 | By

Local banks eye larger role

Cairo Egypt

Emaar Misr IPO oversubscribed Subscription

28 June 2015 | By

Initial market capitalisation down from earlier estimates

Emaar Misr records profit jump

Emaar Misr IPO already oversubscribed Subscription

16 June 2015 | By

Retail investors’ subscription starts soon

Mergers & Acquisitions

Dragon Oil

Shareholders accept Dubai oil company offer Subscription

4 August 2015 | By

Enoc can proceed with acquisition

Riyadh Metro

French firm aquires 51 per cent of Projacs Subscription

4 August 2015 | By

Deal will deepen operations in the Middle East

Indian airline denies Qatar talks

Indian airline denies Qatar talks Subscription

30 July 2015 | By

No negotiations under way on equity stake

Qatar Airways is in talks to buy a significant stake in an Indian airline

Qatar in talks to buy Indian airline Subscription

29 July 2015 | By

Qatar Airways clarifies earlier reports

Egypt’s budget projections too ambitious

Pioneers Holding juggles acquisitions Subscription

28 July 2015 | By

Real estate IPO and acquisition planned

Construction on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi

Arcapita acquires Abu Dhabi properties Subscription

14 July 2015 | By

Investment management firm on the road back from bankruptcy

Dragon Oil

Dragon Oil shareholders criticise Enoc bid Subscription

8 July 2015 | By

Largest minority shareholders push for higher valuation

Banking

Kuwaiti bank gets approval for Egyptian acquisition Subscription

7 July 2015

Banks must wait for Egyptian Central Bank before finalising deal

Capital markets trends

Masi Flottant Index

Morocco’s illiquid market Subscription

4 December 2014 | By Dominic Dudley

Casablanca is trying to inject some much-needed life into its underperforming stock exchange, burdened by downgrades and disillusioned investors

MEED comment

Philippa Wilkinson

A whimper not a bang for the Tadawul Subscription

16 June 2015 | By

The much anticipated opening of Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange is likely to underwhelm

To control its spiralling costs and return to profitability, Arabtec will need the best people

People are the problem for Arabtec Subscription

21 April 2015 | By

Board and senior management changes take their toll on Dubai contractor

The UAE’s new Companies Law has missed an opportunity to revolutionise the country’s capital markets

UAE Companies Law misses opportunity Subscription

7 April 2015 | By

New legislation will drive market for initial public offerings, but could have gone further

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange

ADX must attract more foreign investors Subscription

27 January 2015 | By

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

Special reports

Stock market

MEED 100: The region's largest listed companies Subscription

25 March 2015

There have been a few big new entries

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

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

GCC stock exchanges


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