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Dubai Financial Market

Menacorp chief sees greater consolidation of UAE brokerage firms Subscription

17 August 2014 | By

CEO aims to diversify business model

Tadawul performance and all share index

Tadawul could open to foreigners by 2015 Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

Move to open Saudi Stock Exchange to foreign investors will support growth of non-oil sector

Saudi Stock Exchange

Saudi Arabia set to open Tadawul to foreigners Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

Investors gain access to region’s biggest exchange

Investors price too little risk premium in Mena credits Subscription

9 July 2014 | By

Iraq spillover could create a major change in the region

DIFC

UAE stock market regulator tightens surveillance Subscription

8 July 2014 | By

Regulator is reviewing regulation on bank lending against shares

Banking and tourism sectors post largest losses on Iraqi stock market Subscription

7 July 2014 | By

Iraq-listed stocks fell up to 37 per cent in June

Dubai Financial Market DFM at night

UAE regulator investigates stock market activity Subscription

7 July 2014 | By

The UAE’s Securities and Commodities Authority says it has also demanded further clarification from Arabtec on its disclosures

Investors become more attuned to regional risk

Investors become more attuned to regional risk Subscription

2 July 2014 | By

Fund managers see potential in Middle East and North African countries set for recovery

Samena Capital to sign more private equity deals in Middle East Subscription

30 June 2014 | By

Firm to close two more deals after RAK Ceramics acquisition

Stock markets slide amid Iraq violence Subscription

18 June 2014 | By

Stock markets drop up to 7 per cent in three days

IPOs

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

Shuaa Capital profit

Shuaa Capital maintains profit drive Subscription

15 July 2014 | By

Dubai investment bank Shuaa Capital returned to profitability in 2013

Acwa Power prepays murabaha facility Subscription

17 June 2014 | By

Power firm now able to raise money at better rates  

Emaar Malls Group begins investor meetings for sukuk Subscription

9 June 2014 | By

Emaar Malls Group issuance comes ahead of planned initial public offering

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

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 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

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

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

Change: Exchanges will need to attract fresh listings

Volatility hits stock markets Subscription

22 May 2014

Improvements are needed in the UAE and Qatari bourses to reduce their vulnerability to speculators and attract longer-term investors

Markets

MSCI includes 19 regional stocks Subscription

15 May 2014

With the wait finally over, many hope that foreign investors will flood the market and drive up prices

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

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

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Melissa Song Loong
Companies & Markets Editor


Phone: +971 (0)4 818 0250
Email: Melissa.SongLoong@meed.com

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