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Why PE's back in vogue in the Middle East
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Why PE's back in vogue in the Middle East

Friday, 28 November 2014 1:13 AM

Confidence is returning to the Gulf’s private equity market after local investors took a hit after the global financial crisis.

Fighting talk: Mohammed Mahfoodh Al Ardhi
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Fighting talk: Mohammed Mahfoodh Al Ardhi

Friday, 28 November 2014 1:11 AM

Mohammed Mahfoodh Al Ardhi got his early training as a fighter pilot and recently was unveiled as the new executive chairman of Bahrain-based investment firm Investcorp

Dubai World said to set meetings to put new deal to all creditors
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Dubai World said to set meetings to put new deal to all creditors

Thursday, 27 November 2014 7:13 PM

Sources say state-owned conglomerate will hold talks in London on Dec 1 and in Dubai a week later

Bahrain's Batelco said to hire Citigroup to sell Jordan unit
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Bahrain's Batelco said to hire Citigroup to sell Jordan unit

Thursday, 27 November 2014 6:41 PM

Sources say telco is looking to sell Umniah which is Jordan's No 3 mobile operator

UAE dirham at one-year low vs US dollar as oil price slumps
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UAE dirham at one-year low vs US dollar as oil price slumps

Thursday, 27 November 2014 3:18 PM

Speculation grows that slumping oil prices could lead Gulf states to ditch currency pegs to the dollar

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UAE Debt Settlement Fund waives defaults worth over $408m
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UAE Debt Settlement Fund waives defaults worth over $408m

Thursday, 27 November 2014 1:37 PM

3,482 people benefit from the fund which helps citizens who face difficulties in settling their debts

Prince Alwaleed claims victory in Forbes libel case
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Prince Alwaleed claims victory in Forbes libel case

Thursday, 27 November 2014 11:11 AM

Saudi royal sued US magazine over claims he dishonestly manipulated the share price of Kingdom Holding

Ex-Arabtec CEO said to plan sale of remaining stake
Banking & Finance»

Ex-Arabtec CEO said to plan sale of remaining stake

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 8:16 PM

Source says Hasan Ismaik will only offload the shares, worth around $540m, if he is paid at least AED5 per share

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Kuwait court cuts insider trading fine against Al Ahli Bank chairman
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Kuwait court cuts insider trading fine against Al Ahli Bank chairman

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 5:46 PM

COurt of Appeal reduces penalty imposed on Ahmed Yousef Behbehani to $343,500

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Abraaj raises Bisco Misr offer after Kellogg counter bid
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Abraaj raises Bisco Misr offer after Kellogg counter bid

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 5:13 PM

Dubai-based private equity firm is seeking to take over Egyptian cake and biscuit marker

HSBC to refund UAE, Bahrain, Oman customers for excessive fees
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HSBC to refund UAE, Bahrain, Oman customers for excessive fees

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 4:33 PM

Banking giant says it is taking action after charging excessive foreign currency fees on debit and credit card transactions

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StartUp Academy: The risk of non-payment
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StartUp Academy: The risk of non-payment

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 1:22 PM

The latest Arabian Business StartUp Academy tried to resolve the late payment and non-payment issues encountered by local SMEs.

Dubai's Amlak signs financial, debt restructuring deal
Banking & Finance»

Dubai's Amlak signs financial, debt restructuring deal

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 1:21 PM

Amlak's shares have been suspended since November 2008; previous revival attempts have failed

Prince Alwaleed said be in talks to launch $125m takeover bid for Marseille football club
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Prince Alwaleed said be in talks to launch $125m takeover bid for Marseille football club

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 11:25 AM

Stumbling block for the deal is the widow of the current owner, who is reluctant to sell

Abu Dhabi-backed Carlyle seeking $5bn to fund long-term investments
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Abu Dhabi-backed Carlyle seeking $5bn to fund long-term investments

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 10:56 AM

New capital will be used to buy and retain stakes in companies for as long as 20 years


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