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MidEast boutiques seek to become fashionable M&A choice
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MidEast boutiques seek to become fashionable M&A choice

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 2:10 PM

Number of such firms in the Middle East is growing, centred on the free zones in Dubai, the region's finance hub

Saudi money market turmoil shows bank jitters over bond issues
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Saudi money market turmoil shows bank jitters over bond issues

Monday, 17 August 2015 3:12 PM

Money market moves show concern about Saudi banks' ability to absorb multi-year series of bond issues

Shuttered banks, ATM queues and $77 daily limits: Greece plunges into crisis
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Shuttered banks, ATM queues and $77 daily limits: Greece plunges into crisis

Monday, 29 June 2015 4:45 PM

Breakdown in talks between Athens and its creditors plunged the country deep into crisis

Malaysia fund's $4.5bn rescue may weigh on Abu Dhabi's IPIC
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Malaysia fund's $4.5bn rescue may weigh on Abu Dhabi's IPIC

Thursday, 25 June 2015 7:18 PM

International Petroleum Investment Co came to the aid of Malaysia's loss-making 1MDB last month

Debt market beckons as Saudi bourse opens to foreigners
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Debt market beckons as Saudi bourse opens to foreigners

Monday, 1 June 2015 1:49 PM

Corporate bond issuance in the kingdom is the most active in the region, but it lags far behind its potential

Public pressure grows on Gulf sovereign funds with cheap oil
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Public pressure grows on Gulf sovereign funds with cheap oil

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 7:05 PM

SWF managers face growing pressure from politicians and the public to prove they're investing national reserves wisely

Gulf banks increase lending footprints in Asia, Africa
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Gulf banks increase lending footprints in Asia, Africa

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 4:12 PM

There's an emerging trend in international capital markets: the rise of the Gulf as a syndicated loan market for Africa and Asia

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Some banks win, some lose in Dubai's 'Islamic economy'
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Some banks win, some lose in Dubai's 'Islamic economy'

Friday, 17 April 2015 2:23 PM

Dubai's gov't announced plans to turn the emirate into a global hub for an 'Islamic economy' in 2013

Coming to America
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Coming to America

Friday, 6 March 2015 10:21 AM

As Barack Obama seeks to rebalance the bloated US economy, the EB-5 visa scheme is being used to attract overseas investment by offering a green card, US citizenship and an American passport for those with at least $500,000 to spare. Shai Zamanian and Preeya Malik, from Dubai-based STEP America, outline why it is proving popular with Gulf-based expats

Big debate: Should the Gulf introduce VAT?
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Big debate: Should the Gulf introduce VAT?

Friday, 27 February 2015 2:02 AM

The IMF has recommended the introduction of a special excise on cars. The GCC’s plans to bring in value-added tax were withdrawn as a result of the global financial crisis. However, lower oil prices mean that the contentious topic is now back on the agenda

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Why are some of the world's biggest banks leaving the UAE?
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Why are some of the world's biggest banks leaving the UAE?

Friday, 13 February 2015 2:22 AM

Large Western banks have been selling off their local assets and retreating home, helping highly liquid local institutions deepen their roots even further. But as lower oil revenues make their impact, there are warnings even home-grown banks will soon have to take a closer look at their operations

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How Gulf banks are helping to underwrite region's aviation boom
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How Gulf banks are helping to underwrite region's aviation boom

Tuesday, 3 February 2015 3:57 PM

Figures from Airbus show that 47% of MidEast aircraft deals in the first 11 months of last year were funded by local banks

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Regulation, tight pricing overshadow Gulf's capital-boosting bonds
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Regulation, tight pricing overshadow Gulf's capital-boosting bonds

Monday, 2 February 2015 2:09 PM

GCC banking sector expected to need an additional $35bn of capital by 2019, according to report

Austerity? Not for us, say rich Gulf states as oil slides
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Austerity? Not for us, say rich Gulf states as oil slides

Sunday, 11 January 2015 5:21 PM

Economic defences which the Gulf states built up after the global financial crisis to cope with just such a drop in oil are holding

Saudi Arabia builds start-up culture with state oil money
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Saudi Arabia builds start-up culture with state oil money

Thursday, 11 December 2014 4:47 PM

Gov't has previously has found it hard to promote start-ups in a society which lacks a culture of risk-taking


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