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Saudi Arabia, other issuers gear up as Gulf bond crush looms
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Saudi Arabia, other issuers gear up as Gulf bond crush looms

Wednesday, 17 August 2016 3:49 PM

Cash-strapped region gears up for one of its heaviest-ever periods of international issuance

Saudi central bank fights to curb money rate rise
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Saudi central bank fights to curb money rate rise

Wednesday, 3 August 2016 2:21 PM

Commercial bankers say more radical steps may be needed to fight a surge in market interest rates

Are the troubles easing for Saudi construction giant Binladin?
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Are the troubles easing for Saudi construction giant Binladin?

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 4:22 PM

Gulf kingdom's biggest builder appears to have pulled back from the brink of a financial crisis that risked damaging the wider economy

Statistics fog raises risk as cheap oil hits Gulf
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Statistics fog raises risk as cheap oil hits Gulf

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 2:49 PM

Sharp revision of economic data in Saudi Arabia suggests its economy may be weaker than previously thought

Why banking in the Gulf will never be the same again
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Why banking in the Gulf will never be the same again

Saturday, 25 June 2016 12:36 AM

New technologies are emerging in banking and finance at a rapid pace, as fintech, and blockchain in particular, revolutionise payments. The impact is expected to affect almost every industry in the GCC

How Gulf SWFs have thrown funding lifeline to tech ventures
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How Gulf SWFs have thrown funding lifeline to tech ventures

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 1:56 PM

Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states have ploughed money into hot tech investments such as Uber and Alibaba

Saudi Arabia signals new investment strategies in $3.5bn Uber deal
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Saudi Arabia signals new investment strategies in $3.5bn Uber deal

Thursday, 2 June 2016 7:17 PM

Deal makes the Public Investment Fund a player in the technology start-up market - a break from Riyadh's past emphasis on conservative, low-risk foreign investments

Obstacles could derail Middle East bond train
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Obstacles could derail Middle East bond train

Wednesday, 1 June 2016 4:44 PM

Market is beginning to creak around the edges and bankers warn that issuers will have a tougher time after the Ramadan break

Saudi riyal peg pressure eases, but not gone
Politics & Economics»

Saudi riyal peg pressure eases, but not gone

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 7:10 PM

Volatile energy swings mean the currency remains vulnerable, especially if Riyadh fails to deliver fast on its reform plans

The Gulf's sovereign dilemma
Banking & Finance»

The Gulf's sovereign dilemma

Saturday, 9 April 2016 12:15 AM

With oil prices still faltering around their lowest level in 11 years, many GCC governments are drawing down assets from their once swelling sovereign wealth funds to plug budget deficits. Yet this is having a knock-on impact on global markets

Gulf's bond market thaws as panic over oil fades
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Gulf's bond market thaws as panic over oil fades

Thursday, 7 April 2016 5:45 PM

Improved sentiment seen in the response to a $500m, five-year debut bond this week by Qatar's Ahli Bank

Is Lebanon an entrepreneur’s utopia?
StartUp»

Is Lebanon an entrepreneur’s utopia?

Monday, 7 March 2016 1:00 PM

A country in the MENA region where banks commonly invest in start-ups does not have to be a pipe dream of struggling entrepreneurs. Tamara Pupic analyses how Lebanon has set itself apart from other entrepreneurship-friendly countries in the region.

'Social curse' of huge personal debt raises worries in wealthy Qatar
Banking & Finance»

'Social curse' of huge personal debt raises worries in wealthy Qatar

Thursday, 3 March 2016 8:06 PM

Generous government salaries and free healthcare do not always translate into healthy bank balances for ordinary Qataris

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The Saudi pointman for reform with a troubleshooter reputation
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The Saudi pointman for reform with a troubleshooter reputation

Thursday, 25 February 2016 2:01 PM

Former mayor of Jeddah has become the ruling family's point man for a wide-ranging revamp of Saudi Arabia's economy

Rising from the ashes: The UAE's insolvency dilemma
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Rising from the ashes: The UAE's insolvency dilemma

Saturday, 6 February 2016 1:04 AM

The UAE is close to finalising a modern insolvency law that would allow struggling businesses to rise from the ashes, but entrenched cultural attitudes towards corporate failings and a host of other challenges look set to defeat it

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