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Russia state fund sees Middle East, Asia demand despite sanctions
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Russia state fund sees Middle East, Asia demand despite sanctions

Friday, 21 November 2014 1:40 PM

Many Western firms have been paring back their activities in Russia after sanctions

FIFA’s compliance chief to analyse 2018/2022 World Cup report
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FIFA’s compliance chief to analyse 2018/2022 World Cup report

Friday, 21 November 2014 1:38 PM

FIFA's ethics judge and investigator agree World Cup bid report should be further reviewed

Kuwait Petroleum Corp unit signs $1 bln loan
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Kuwait Petroleum Corp unit signs $1 bln loan

Thursday, 20 November 2014 3:20 PM

Kufpec is responsible for exploration, development and production of crude oil and natural gas outside Kuwait

Volatile oil prices will not affect Qatar wealth fund strategy - CEO
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Volatile oil prices will not affect Qatar wealth fund strategy - CEO

Thursday, 20 November 2014 3:04 PM

QIA, one of the top investors globally, has an estimated $170bn worth of assets

UAE targets Islamist accounts in money-laundering clampdown
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UAE targets Islamist accounts in money-laundering clampdown

Thursday, 20 November 2014 2:48 PM

Central Bank won powers to freeze suspect accounts for up to seven days

Bahrain's GFH completes capital reduction plan, cuts losses
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Bahrain's GFH completes capital reduction plan, cuts losses

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 3:48 PM

Islamic investment firm suffered badly during the global financial crisis, needing several debt restructurings

Qatar in talks to fund UK high-speed rail development plan
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Qatar in talks to fund UK high-speed rail development plan

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 5:45 PM

Saudi and Abu Dhabi investment funds have reportedly also met with Prime Minister David Cameron to help finance the project

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Bahrain investment firm Arcapita completes $100m fundraising
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Bahrain investment firm Arcapita completes $100m fundraising

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 5:25 PM

Move comes just over a year after it emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy

UAE's Abraaj gets go-ahead to buy Egyptian cakes and biscuits producer
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UAE's Abraaj gets go-ahead to buy Egyptian cakes and biscuits producer

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 5:14 PM

Equity firm will begin buying shares of Bisco Misr on Thursday and aims to complete its purchases by Dec. 17

Kuwait's Investment Dar legal battle over Boubyan Bank stake continues
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Kuwait's Investment Dar legal battle over Boubyan Bank stake continues

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 4:54 PM

The investment firm has been embroiled in ongoing litigation since it sold the stake in the bank to Commercial Bank of Kuwait in 2008

Saudi investment firm Jadwa eyes real estate push
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Saudi investment firm Jadwa eyes real estate push

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 4:51 PM

Project will be localised, with focus on residential, then retail and hospitality

Big UAE banks shun credit bureau over liability dispute
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Big UAE banks shun credit bureau over liability dispute

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 9:53 AM

Lenders claim Al Etihad Credit Bureau should be liable if it gives incorrect information

UAE Central Bank says bank lending is within prudential ratios
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UAE Central Bank says bank lending is within prudential ratios

Monday, 17 November 2014 11:51 AM

Speech was Governor Mubarak Al Mansouri's first since he was appointed to the central bank's helm in September

Pakistan regulators merging three Islamic investment firms
Banking & Finance»

Pakistan regulators merging three Islamic investment firms

Monday, 17 November 2014 11:48 AM

The sector remains a tiny part of the country's Islamic finance industry, with several firms lacking scale to compete

M&S Saudi franchise owner to launch $2bn IPO of malls unit
Banking & Finance»

M&S Saudi franchise owner to launch $2bn IPO of malls unit

Monday, 17 November 2014 10:10 AM

Retailer Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair aiming to list its Arabian Centres division in 2016


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