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Finance is the key to Dubai’s Islamic economic vision Subscription

30 October 2014 | By

Sovereign sukuk issuances are driving interest in Islamic finance

Stock market

Mezzan aims for listing on Kuwait exchange Subscription

21 October 2014 | By

Offering pends approval from regulators

Healthcare and education start-up Amanat Holdings has launched the subscription period for its IPO on Dubai's financial exchange

Amanat launches IPO subscription in Dubai Subscription

20 October 2014 | By

Company aims to be region’s largest healthcare and education entity

NCB is pushing forward with plans to list on the Tadawul, despite criticism from some Islamic clerics

Saudi Arabia’s NCB pursues listing in face of criticism Subscription

19 October 2014 | By

Bank says initial public offering is sharia-compliant

Dubai-based shipping company Gulf Navigation has won approval to issue $60m in convertible bonds

Gulf Navigation wins approval for convertible bonds Subscription

16 October 2014 | By

Bonds form part of Dubai shipping company’s restructuring plan

Biggest sukuk issuers

Gulf sukuk pipeline remains healthy says S&P Subscription

14 October 2014 | By

Market buoyed by sovereign and financial institution issuance

Dubai Mall

Emaar approves shareholder cash dividend Subscription

12 October 2014 | By

Additional dividend follows success of IPO

National Commercial Bank IPO to boost Saudi Stock Exchange

National Commercial Bank IPO to boost Tadawul Subscription

9 October 2014 | By

Predicted increase in offerings in coming year

Telecoms

Low investor appetite for Zain Bahrain offering Subscription

7 October 2014 | By

Telecom firm’s offering raises BD9.1m ($24.1m)

Riyadh

Saudi Arabia’s National Commercial Bank targets $6bn in IPO Subscription

6 October 2014 | By

NCB is the last remaining unlisted Saudi bank

IPOs

Emaar Properties

Emaar revenues dip as Dubai real estate cools Subscription

30 October 2014 | By

Emaar Properties’ profits up despite income fall

Stock market

Mezzan aims for listing on Kuwait exchange Subscription

21 October 2014 | By

Offering pends approval from regulators

Healthcare and education start-up Amanat Holdings has launched the subscription period for its IPO on Dubai's financial exchange

Amanat launches IPO subscription in Dubai Subscription

20 October 2014 | By

Company aims to be region’s largest healthcare and education entity

NCB is pushing forward with plans to list on the Tadawul, despite criticism from some Islamic clerics

Saudi Arabia’s NCB pursues listing in face of criticism Subscription

19 October 2014 | By

Bank says initial public offering is sharia-compliant

Firms wait for decision on Sheikh Zayed Road double-decking

Firms wait for decision on Sheikh Zayed Road double-decking Subscription

14 October 2014 | By

Three companies were shortlisted by Dubai’s RTA in July

Dubai Mall

Emaar approves shareholder cash dividend Subscription

12 October 2014 | By

Additional dividend follows success of IPO

Oslo

RAK Petroleum plans Norway listing Subscription

9 October 2014 | By

UAE-based oil and gas firm aims to raise $25m through Oslo initial public offering

National Commercial Bank IPO to boost Saudi Stock Exchange

National Commercial Bank IPO to boost Tadawul Subscription

9 October 2014 | By

Predicted increase in offerings in coming year

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

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

Dubai Financial Market

Exchanges vie for African company listings

6 October 2014 | By

Dubai and London bourses compete for North African business

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 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

Riyadh

Foreign access to Tadawul positive for region Subscription

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

Special reports

Kuwait

Kuwait stock exchange in need of reforms

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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Rebecca Spong
Finance and Banking Editor


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

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