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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 fend...

  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...

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  1. Arab World: Banking and Finance

    From Egypt to Iraq, business conditions are improving and new frontiers are opening up...
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  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 to...

  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 this...

  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 walking...

  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 world...

  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 rise...

  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 the...

  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 Brown...

  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 11th-hour...

  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 its...

  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 of...

  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 handle...

  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, was...

  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 one of...

  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 pursued...

  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 their...

  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 well...

  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 friends....

  23. April 2, 2009

    Stage set for tax havens battle

    France and Germany joined forces yesterday to demand a crackdown on tax havens, amid claims by Nicolas Sarkozy that China...

  24. April 2, 2009

    Netanyahu warned on Palestinian peace talks

    The new Israeli government was warned yesterday that a refusal to continue serious peace negotiations intended to establish...

  25. April 2, 2009

    South Korea in EU trade talks

    Baroness Ashton, the European trade commissioner, will use today's G20 summit to try to overcome disagreements with South...

  26. April 2, 2009

    Bondholders catch bill for rebuilding

    Even before the final account of losses has been tallied or the regulatory dust has settled, the new structure of bank...

  27. April 2, 2009

    Women love playing video games even more than spotty teenagers do

    From Mr Nicholas Lovell. Sir, I read the article “UK games champion that lost its winning touch” (March 28) about the final...

  28. April 2, 2009

    Japan distress

    Confidence among big Japanese manufacturershit a record low, the Bank of Japan's quarterly Tankan survey showed yesterday,...

  29. April 2, 2009

    Bright spots hard to find as disaster unfolds

    Little appears rosy in the global economy as Group of 20 leaders gather in London today. While normally there are...

  30. April 2, 2009

    Crisis puts the brakes back on

    Crawling through a Lagos traffic jam listening to 1,000 irate motorists blasting out a chorus of frustration on their car...

  31. 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 of...

  32. April 2, 2009

    Hedge funds exhibit signs of recovery

    Hedge funds are back in the game. After a dismal 2008 that saw record losses and record withdrawals, investors are...

  33. April 2, 2009

    Manufacturing figures spur hopes for stability

    The runaway contraction of US manufacturing activity has slowed, a survey showed yesterday, spurring tentative hopes that...

  34. April 2, 2009

    Thomson Reuters executives in pay boom

    Six senior executives of Thomson Reuters have been given share awards that could be worth $61m, after a year in which...

  35. April 2, 2009

    Carmakers see signs of hope amid further slump in new vehicle sales

    US new vehicle sales slumped again in March, but carmakers expressed cautious optimism that the market is at or close to...

  36. April 2, 2009

    Energy stake sale raises heat in Hungary

    Mol, the Hungarian energy group, yesterday accused OMV, its Austrian rival, of acting as a "front" for Russian interests in...

  37. April 2, 2009

    How I dressed down and outsmarted the G20 anarchists

    From Mr Jonathan Norbury. Sir, I received the dress-down instruction from my HR department on Tuesday night with some...

  38. April 2, 2009

    Hong Kong's PCCW

    Hanging up on a telecoms company shouldn't be this hard. Richard Li has failed three times to jettison PCCW, the Hong Kong...

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