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Officials from the Tehran Stock Exchange have said they will attend an international exhibition later this year to promote foreign participation on the bourse

Tehran bourse to court international investors Subscription

15 September 2014 | By

Interest grows in Iranian economy

Power generation sources

Bahrain to test market with 30-year bond Subscription

11 September 2014 | By

GCC sovereigns eager to extend yield curve

ABB

Emerging markets key part of ABB’s growth strategy Subscription

9 September 2014 | By

Middle East and Africa will form a major part of Swiss group’s growth targets

Cement

Dubai’s sovereign wealth fund invests in Nigerian cement Subscription

9 September 2014 | By

ICD to acquire stake in Dangote

Abu Dhabi Exchange could see Tasweek listing

Real estate company Tasweek to appoint IPO adviser Subscription

8 September 2014 | By

Abu Dhabi firm concluding talks with banks and law firms

Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul)

Saudi Stock Exchange sees strong August Subscription

3 September 2014 | By

Tadawul to open up to foreigners in 2015

Nasdaq Dubai

Nasdaq Dubai to sign dual listing deal with Egypt clearing house Subscription

31 August 2014 | By

Agreement to be concluded in September

Emaar Properties profits

Emaar to list 15 per cent of mall group Subscription

31 August 2014 | By

Developer confirms planned initial public offering

Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul)

Saudi Arabia drafts rules for Tadawul opening to foreigners Subscription

24 August 2014 | By

Authorities propose 10 per cent cap on foreign ownership

Dubai Financial Market

Menacorp chief sees greater consolidation of UAE brokerage firms Subscription

17 August 2014 | By

CEO aims to diversify business model

IPOs

Index Tower Dubai

Emirates REIT appoints Foster for Index Tower redesign Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

UK firm was original architect for the Dubai building

Abu Dhabi Exchange could see Tasweek listing

Real estate company Tasweek to appoint IPO adviser Subscription

8 September 2014 | By

Abu Dhabi firm concluding talks with banks and law firms

Emaar Properties profits

Emaar to list 15 per cent of mall group Subscription

31 August 2014 | By

Developer confirms planned initial public offering

Dubai Financial Market

Menacorp chief sees greater consolidation of UAE brokerage firms Subscription

17 August 2014 | By

CEO aims to diversify business model

Dubai Mall

Analysts remain confident on Emaar Subscription

7 August 2014 | By

Dip in revenue not a cause for concern 

The Dubai Mall, an Emaar Properties development

Emaar’s malls and hospitality business drives first half results Subscription

5 August 2014 | By

Malls business provided financial cushion for Emaar during downturn

Telecoms

Zain to IPO Bahrain unit in September Subscription

5 August 2014 | By

Proceeds to fund network expansion

Dubai shortlists three for Sheikh Zayed Road double-decking

Dubai shortlists three for road double-decking Subscription

30 July 2014 | By

Firms submitted bids for work on Sheikh Zayed Road in April

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

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

Lafarge and Holcim agree merger Subscription

9 April 2014 | By

Deal will create the world’s biggest cement producer

Capital markets trends

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

GCC stock market performance

UAE and Qatar stocks rise to recover mid-May losses Subscription

28 May 2014 | By

Investors took advantage of cheaper buying opportunities

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

MEED comment

Bahrain Financial Harbour

GCC states diversify their funding options

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

1 September 2014 | By

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

Dubai Mall

Emaar’s position stays uncertain

7 August 2014

Analysts remain unsure about the firm’s strategy along with worries about Dubai’s property sector

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 Subscription

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 Subscription

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 Subscription

19 June 2014 | By

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

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

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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Rebecca Spong
Finance and Banking Editor


Phone: +971 (0)4 818 0255
Email: rebecca.spong@meed.com

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