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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

ADX trading activity

Abu Dhabi to add more firms to MSCI index Subscription

25 January 2015 | By

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange draws in more foreign investment

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange

UAE’s Massar launches initial public offering Subscription

11 January 2015 | By

Subscription period for Massar IPO on the Abu Dhabi Exchange will close on 25 January

Cairo in Egypt

Egypt to return to international bond market Subscription

6 January 2015 | By

Issuance expected in second quarter of 2015

Dubai Islamic Bank

Dubai Islamic Bank selects banks for sukuk Subscription

6 January 2015 | By

Dubai Islamic Bank sukuk roadshow to start on 8 January

Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul)

Saudi firm Al-Khodari set for capital boost Subscription

5 January 2015 | By

Rights issue will support company expansion

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange

Massar Solutions to list in Abu Dhabi Subscription

5 January 2015 | By

Subscription for shares opens on 11 January

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Global Market sets up expert panel Subscription

10 December 2014 | By

Emirate’s new financial free zone to develop new regulation

Dubai Parks & Resorts set to list on Dubai Financial Market

Dubai Parks & Resorts set to list on DFM Subscription

10 December 2014 | By

Initial public offering worth $681m was oversubscribed

Biscuits

Abraaj and Kellogg battle for Egypt’s Bisco Misr Subscription

10 December 2014 | By

Extended offer period granted to Abraaj

IPOs

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

Dubai Marina

Dubai expansion plans need more investment

27 January 2015 | By

Banking sector calls for alternative financing methods

Revenue from Dubai Mall accounted for 82 per cent of Emaar Properties' total revenues in 2014

Emaar Malls profits rise 23 per cent Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

Malls business completed initial public offering last year

Bintan, Indonesia

Tawseek eyes Indonesia development Subscription

21 January 2015 | By

Abu Dhabi developer considers project in Indonesia ahead of planned public offering

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange

UAE’s Massar launches initial public offering Subscription

11 January 2015 | By

Subscription period for Massar IPO on the Abu Dhabi Exchange will close on 25 January

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange

Massar Solutions to list in Abu Dhabi Subscription

5 January 2015 | By

Subscription for shares opens on 11 January

Nakheel to restart Dubai Waterfront project

Nakheel to restart Dubai Waterfront project Subscription

22 December 2014 | By

Developer will build 80 residential blocks

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

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

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

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

Dubai Mall

Emaar’s position stays uncertain Subscription

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 Subscription

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

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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