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Emirates airline

Emirates airline sukuk is oversubscribed Subscription

30 March 2015 | By

UK Export Finance provides guarantee on deal

The Tadawul

Saudi Arabia IPO market picks up Subscription

26 March 2015 | By

Two companies announce plans to list

Airbus A380

Emirates sets price guidance for sukuk Subscription

23 March 2015 | By

Airline is raising funds with UK export credit guarantees

Egyptian Exchange

Egyptian Exchange begins to attract state-owned firms Subscription

23 March 2015 | By

Misr Fertilisers applies to list on EGX

Calls for more state firms to use Egyptian Exchange

Calls for more state firms to use Egyptian Exchange

15 March 2015 | By

Chairman of EGX says market can help fund government-owned companies’ growth

Egypt money

Cairo to issue Islamic bonds

14 March 2015 | By

Egyptian Minister of Finance says legislation being developed to support sukuk issuance

Construction

Orascom Construction completes dual listing Subscription

12 March 2015 | By

First company to be listed in UAE and Egypt

Oman’s Islamic bond market remains limited

Omantel to seek approval for sukuk Subscription

10 March 2015 | By

Oman’s Islamic bond market remains limited

Trading dips on Qatar Stock Exchange

Trading dips on Qatar Stock Exchange Subscription

10 March 2015 | By

Surge in trading following emerging market status dampened by low oil prices

Dubai Financial Market

Daman Investments seeking approval for IPO Subscription

9 March 2015 | By

Investment firm still looking to list in Dubai

IPOs

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

Egypt's Al-Ahly football team

Egypt’s Al-Ahly football club to seek funding for new stadium

15 March 2015 | By

Club looking to secure project financing before end of year

Construction

Orascom Construction completes dual listing Subscription

12 March 2015 | By

First company to be listed in UAE and Egypt

Dubai Financial Market

Daman Investments seeking approval for IPO Subscription

9 March 2015 | By

Investment firm still looking to list in Dubai

Nassef Sawiris, CEO of Orascom Construction

Orascom Construction trades on Nasdaq Dubai Subscription

9 March 2015 | By

Shares to be listed in Egypt as well

Foil

Senaat plans to invest $1.36bn Subscription

2 March 2015 | By

Abu Dhabi groups plans to list shares of two business units

Emaar Properties

Emaar Properties’ outlook upgraded to positive Subscription

26 February 2015 | By

Moody’s affirms Emaar Properties’ Ba1 rating

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

MEED comment

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

Dubai Financial Market

Exchanges vie for African company listings Subscription

6 October 2014 | By

Dubai and London bourses compete for North African business

Special reports

Stock market

MEED 100: The region's largest listed companies

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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