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Saudi Arabian Airlines

Saudi aviation IPO starts Subscription

3 June 2015 | By

Service provider hopes to raise $747m 

Market

Qatar stocks fall on World Cup worries Subscription

3 June 2015 | By

Real estate stocks worst hit

Stock market

Amlak shares resume trading in Dubai Subscription

3 June 2015 | By

Resumption in trading sees high activity

Dubai Financial Market

Drake & Scull considers sukuk Subscription

2 June 2015 | By

Contractor may issue sukuk if market conditions suitable

Jordan to issue $1.5bn in bonds

Jordan to issue $1.5bn in bonds Subscription

1 June 2015 | By

US backing will lower interest rates

Egyptian Exchange

Egypt relaxes IPO regulations Subscription

31 May 2015 | By

Free float requirement lowered

Power

Oman transmission company raises $1bn Subscription

31 May 2015 | By

First international rated corporate bond from Oman

Amlak Finance shares to restart trading

Amlak Finance shares to restart trading Subscription

26 May 2015 | By

Troubled mortgage provider completes restructuring

The Tahrir petrochemicals complex has a total budget of $7bn

Egypt's Carbon Holdings takes first step to IPO Subscription

26 May 2015 | By

Petrochemicals firm securing financing from Abu Dhabi’s Gulf Capital

Egypt secures upgrade from Moody’s

Egyptian developer Palm Hills raises funds Subscription

26 May 2015 | By

The firm completes $213m share sale

IPOs

Saudi Arabian Airlines

Saudi aviation IPO starts Subscription

3 June 2015 | By

Service provider hopes to raise $747m 

Egyptian Exchange

Egypt relaxes IPO regulations Subscription

31 May 2015 | By

Free float requirement lowered

The Tahrir petrochemicals complex has a total budget of $7bn

Egypt's Carbon Holdings takes first step to IPO Subscription

26 May 2015 | By

Petrochemicals firm securing financing from Abu Dhabi’s Gulf Capital

The Tahrir petrochemicals complex has a total budget of $7bn

Carbon Holdings plans IPO Subscription

25 May 2015 | By

Company will be floated on Cairo stock exchange within 36 months

Phoenix power company

Investors respond positively to Sur IPO Subscription

24 May 2015 | By

Listings in Oman are driven by government priorities

Power

Al-Zour North 1 starts generation Subscription

24 May 2015 | By

New capacity will cover summer demand peaks

Stock market

Emaar Misr to list Subscription

20 May 2015 | By

Property developer plans IPO of Egyptian subsidiary

Dubai Parks work passes 40 per cent

Dubai Parks work passes 40 per cent Subscription

10 May 2015 | By

First-quarter results project late 2016 opening

Mergers & Acquisitions

Oman investment merger approved

Oman investment merger approved Subscription

2 June 2015 | By

Move targeting better balance sheets and cashflow

Egyptian freight firm acquired by Swiss partner

Egyptian freight firm acquired by Swiss partner Subscription

31 May 2015 | By

Logistics firm agrees 100 per cent sale

Aviation

Etihad Airways posts record profits Subscription

31 May 2015 | By

Abu Dhabi carrier may sell Aer Lingus stake

Electrical power station

Tepco buys Abu Dhabi stake Subscription

27 May 2015 | By

Increased role in power plant

Oman Oil Company has divested its 5 per cent stake in Spanish gas company Enagas

Oman Oil Company sells stake in Spanish group Subscription

25 May 2015 | By

State-owned investment company divests 5 per cent stake

Muscat Securities Exchange

Bank Nizwa opts out of merger Subscription

21 May 2015 | By

Two other financial institutions express interest

RWE Dea Drilling rig in Disouq Egyptian Nile Delta

Dea reduces stake in Egypt’s biggest energy project Subscription

19 May 2015 | By

West Nile Delta scheme is expected to see first gas in 2017

Turkey

Hill acquires Turkish project management firm Subscription

17 May 2015 | By

Deal strengthens US firm’s position in Turkey and former Commonwealth of Independent States countries

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

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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