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    1. October 9, 2013

      Scope for consolidation in overcrowded Gulf banking markets

      Only a few years ago Middle Eastern banks were receiving billions of dollars of support from their home governments to...

    2. September 21, 2011

      Middle East M&A activity begins recovery

      The deals may not be of the multibillion-dollar variety that excite international investment banks but merger and...

    1. November 10, 2010

      Banks seize opportunity to sell bonds

      Gulf banks are lining up to take advantage of low global yields and healthy international appetite for regional credit...

    2. June 14, 2009

      Bahraini investors join push for City property

      A Bahraini financial institution has emerged as the backer of one of the largest City of London office transactions...

    3. April 2, 2009

      Monitoring network users: a smart strategy in a difficult time

      The current recession is causing many companies to lay off employees, even long-time employees, some of whom are...

    4. April 2, 2009

      Call for G20 stimulus package for developing world

      Europe’s top development official on Wednesday called on the G20 to consider a stimulus package for the developing...

    5. April 2, 2009

      Nationwide sees bounce in house prices

      UK house prices showed a surprise bounce in March, as the Nationwide house price index on Thursday registered its first...

    6. April 2, 2009

      Australia posts strong rise in trade surplus

      Defying the dismal trends enveloping Asia and the developed world, Australia recorded a 4 per cent rise in exports in...

    7. April 2, 2009

      Investors steer clear of private equity funds

      Investors put less money into private equity in the first quarter than they have done for almost six years, underlining...

    8. April 2, 2009

      Brown announces first tranche of loan scheme

      The first £1bn ($1.4bn) tranche of the government’s £10bn business lending guarantee scheme has been agreed, Gordon...

    9. April 2, 2009

      Saints in talks with bankers

      Southampton Leisure Holdings, the Aim-listed owner of Southampton Football Club, was on Wednesday night locked in...

    10. April 2, 2009

      Sanofi moves on Solvay’s pharma division

      Sanofi-Aventis, one of the world’s largest drugmakers, has approached big shareholders of Belgium’s Solvay about buying...

    11. April 2, 2009

      Sixteen feared dead in helicopter crash

      All 16 people on board a helicopter were feared dead after it crashed on Wednesday afternoon about 40 miles north-east...

    12. April 2, 2009

      Bankers warm to Abu Dhabi debt office plan

      Bankers on Wednesday welcomed news that the oil-rich emirate of Abu Dhabi plans to set up a debt management office to...

    13. April 2, 2009

      AbitibiBowater debt exchange offer fails

      Newsprint maker AbitibiBowater said on Wednesday it is weighing alternatives to its restructuring plans after a debt...

    14. April 2, 2009

      Broadband battle drags in ministers

      Ministers look likely to have to step in to solve a bitter dispute between mobile phone operators over radio spectrum...

    15. April 2, 2009

      Weaker pound boosts export orders

      British manufacturing is showing long-awaited signs that the weaker pound is helping to boost orders, after the badly...

    16. April 2, 2009

      Carlyle withdraws from bid for Innovation

      Another approach for Innovation Group, the software group, has been called off as Carlyle, the private equity group,...

    17. April 2, 2009

      US parties both claim victory

      Democrats and Republicans each claimed moral victory on Wednesday after a special congressional election billed as a...

    18. April 2, 2009

      Efforts to fight cyber-crime fall short to virus

      Security experts worked frantically on Wednesday to block access to websites that could have enhanced what is already...

    19. April 2, 2009

      Obama fails to convince with Pakistan policy

      Barack Obama’s policy to halt the advance of Islamist militants in Pakistan differs little from the disastrous one...

    20. April 2, 2009

      Solvency a key issue for reinsurance market

      Solvency remains a key issue for the reinsurance market, with buyers increasingly scrutinising the balance sheets of...

    21. April 2, 2009

      Businesses count cost of shutting up shop

      Business leaders complained about the cost of having to “shut up shop” to protect premises and staff from protesters as...

    22. April 2, 2009

      Taiwan’s workers opt for more qualifications

      It is after work on a Thursday night and Vincent Kang is not at home enjoying dinner, nor is he having drinks with...

    23. April 2, 2009

      Computer worm outwits efforts to fight cyber-crime

      Security experts worked frantically yesterday to block access to websites that could have enhanced what is already one...

    24. April 2, 2009

      More pay freezes reported

      Up to a quarter of wage settlements this year have involved pay freezes, as employers sought to curb costs during the...

    25. April 2, 2009

      A Sisyphean task fit for Herculean policymakers

      As global leaders gather in London today, they might be forgiven for feeling caught in a Sisyphean situation. Time and...

    26. April 2, 2009

      Policy: turning back to the IMF

      For a meeting billed as a chance for African policymakers to "brainstorm" responses to the global slowdown, a...

    27. April 2, 2009

      Mastercard strikes Brussels deal over fees

      Mastercard is to reduce sharply fees on cross-border credit card transactions in a deal with Europe's antitrust...

    28. April 2, 2009

      Drama with strings attached

      A zombie in Qing dynasty dress trudges through a dark, miasmic swamp, searching for his assassination target: the Lord...

    29. April 2, 2009

      Tokyo leads rally amid a weaker yen

      Tokyo led a broad rally for Asian stocks yesterday as the weaker tone of the yen gave a boost to Japanese exporters....

    30. April 2, 2009

      GM revises offer to union following pressure from Obama administration

      General Motors is preparing a fresh debt-exchange offer to unsecured bondholders and the United Auto Workers union...

    31. April 2, 2009

      Taiwan's workers opt for more qualifications

      It is after work on a Thursday night and Vincent Kang is not at home enjoying dinner, nor is he having drinks with...

    32. April 2, 2009

      Tram a lang

      The position of chief executive of Edinburgh's controversial trams project has come along at just the right time for...

    33. April 2, 2009

      Prime brokerage departures in US

      Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley have lost two senior bankers in their prime brokerage divisions as those...

    34. April 2, 2009

      Employers now hold the upper hand in IT

      After six bountiful years, the IT industry is having to come to terms with the sudden drop in the economy and job...

    35. April 2, 2009

      News Corp names digital media head

      Jonathan Miller, former chief executive of AOL, has been appointed as News Corp's head of digital media to link...

    36. April 2, 2009

      Paris and Berlin take G20 stand

      France and Germany have demanded that the G20 leaders meeting in London today back tough global action on financial...

    37. April 2, 2009

      IMF is clear victor in policy battles

      One of the few clear victors in the policy mêlée around the G20 meeting is the International Monetary Fund, which is...

    38. April 2, 2009

      French statement on Tibet eases progress with China

      France and China have vowed to patch up their diplomatic differences even though Nicolas Sarkozy, French president,...

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