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Saudi Capital Market Authority aiming to boost institutional investment in trading markets

Saudi Arabia plans investment funds regulations Subscription

6 May 2015 | By

Capital Market Authority aiming to boost institutional investment in trading markets

The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul)

Saudi market regulator considers financial academy Subscription

6 May 2015 | By

Chairman of the kingdom’s market authority says there is a shortage of talent in sector

The Tadawul

IMF says Tadawul changes will deepen equity in region Subscription

5 May 2015 | By

Big firms may also start investing in Dubai and Qatar

Tadawul holds steady on Saudi reshuffle

Saudi Arabia issues stock market rules Subscription

5 May 2015 | By

Move comes as nation prepares to open its bourse to direct foreign investment

Saudi Arabia’s outlook negative

Saudi Arabia’s outlook negative Subscription

3 May 2015 | By

Standard & Poor’s predicts higher-than-planned fiscal deficit

Tadawul holds steady on Saudi reshuffle

Tadawul holds steady on Saudi reshuffle Subscription

29 April 2015 | By

Stock market shows muted reaction to top-level government and Aramco changes

Power transmission

Moody’s rates Oman utilities Subscription

23 April 2015 | By

Bond issue planned

Tadawul rises in anticipation of foreign investment

Tadawul on target to open to foreign investors by June Subscription

20 April 2015 | By

Final rules will be approved by early May

Arabtec

Chairman departure means more uncertainty for Arabtec Subscription

19 April 2015 | By

Khadem al-Qubaisi will leave the construction company after not being nominated for the board

Tehran Stock Exchange

Investment firms sign deal to promote Iranian securities Subscription

7 April 2015 | By

Charlemagne Capital and Turquoise Partners set to boost investment in Iran  

IPOs

Current shareholders

Oman power IPO planned Subscription

4 May 2015 | By

2,000MW IPP came online in late 2014

Brookfield Multiplex wins Lapita theme park hotel

Brookfield Multiplex wins Lapita theme park hotel Subscription

26 April 2015 | By

Canadian contractor joins other firms working on development

Saudi banks' loan growth

Major Saudi banks continue to post strong results Subscription

16 April 2015 | By

Profits up for most lenders in the kingdom

Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai

Firms wait more than a year for double-deck decision Subscription

9 April 2015 | By

Proposals for Dubai highway upgrade were submitted in April 2014

Dubai Financial Market

New Companies Law to boost UAE listings Subscription

5 April 2015 | By

Minimum free float reduced for companies looking to IPO

Gulf IPO volumes 2014

Daman Investments’ IPO targets AED750m Subscription

2 April 2015 | By

UAE investment firm set to launch initial public offering in weeks

Majid al-Futtaim

Majid al-Futtaim rules out plans for IPO Subscription

31 March 2015 | By

Local developer says it will not launch an IPO despite the success of Emaar’s mall group in 2014

The Tadawul

Saudi Arabia IPO market picks up Subscription

26 March 2015 | By

Two companies announce plans to list

Mergers & Acquisitions

Solar

Abdul Latif Jameel acquires solar company Subscription

9 April 2015 | By

Acquisition makes Saudi firm the GCC’s largest solar developer

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

MEED comment

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

Deloitte

Riyadh sets out stall for financial transparency Subscription

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

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

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