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    1. October 29, 2014

      Abu Dhabi hires regulatory chief to oversee financial centre

      Abu Dhabi has hired Singapore Exchange’s chief regulatory officer to head up the oil-rich emirate’s new financial centre...

    2. October 8, 2014

      Cash rolls in as Arab region shrugs off bad news

      At the end of September, the Middle East’s largest property developer completed its sale of a portion of its retail...

    Special Reports

    1. Arab World: Banking & Finance 2012

      Financial services in Arab countries may not always be straightforward but appear more...
    2. Arab World: Banking and Finance

      The Arab world has been experiencing a period of buoyant financial activity. However, ...
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    1. September 21, 2014

      Sukuk issue to boost Dubai’s global ambitions

      Dubai’s financial centre is to issue an Islamic bond to pay down bank debt and drive a new phase of growth as the city seeks...

    2. February 17, 2014

      Abu Dhabi works to lure top investors to fledgling financial hub

      Abu Dhabi’s new financial centre has appointed a veteran Dubai regulator to oversee its launch and lure top global banks to...

    3. February 9, 2014

      Deutsche Bank to hand over documents in Dubai inquiry

      Deutsche Bank has agreed to hand over documents related to a Dubai investigation into suspected violations of anti-money...

    4. November 25, 2013

      Gulf finance renews Africa trade

      Trade flows between the Middle East and Africa stretch back centuries but, in modern times, the real money has been made...

    5. July 24, 2013

      Nasdaq Dubai appoints chief executive as bond issues pick up

      Nasdaq Dubai, the international exchange based in Dubai International Financial Centre, has appointed Hamed Ahmed Ali as...

    6. May 22, 2013

      DIFC brings in property veteran

      The Dubai International Financial Centre has appointed Brett Schafer as chief executive of DIFC Properties. The DIFC last...

    7. April 24, 2013

      Emirates NBD chief to leave at end of year

      Rick Pudner, chief executive of Emirates NBD, has resigned, saying he will stay on at the UAE’s largest bank by assets until...

    8. April 17, 2013

      Law firms’ merger may spark wave of tie-ups

      Baker & McKenzie is to merge with Dubai-based law firm Habib Al Mulla as the US firm seeks to broaden its footprint in the...

    9. April 15, 2013

      UAE corporate governance falls short

      Companies listed on exchanges in the United Arab Emirates are failing to show potential investors that their corporate...

    10. February 27, 2013

      Dubai governance institute appoints board

      Hawkamah, the Dubai International Financial Centre’s corporate governance body, has appointed its first board. The move...

    11. February 10, 2013

      Middle East ‘honey’ tempts asset managers

      Fund managers are swarming to the Middle East, and it is no great secret that the honey attracting them is the oil money...

    12. January 24, 2013

      UAE financial association board resigns

      A boardroom dispute has left the Financial Services Association of the United Arab Emirates, a recently formed industry...

    13. December 12, 2012

      Asian inroads: Oil link recasts business landscape

      The New Silk Road connecting modern Asian and Middle Eastern trade and investment flows has been well trodden for years now....

    14. October 19, 2012

      Pace of regional rivalry quickens

      Investor interest in the Middle East has remained stable compared to 2011. Dubai remains the top regional financial centre...

    15. October 17, 2012

      JPMorgan appoints public sector chief

      JPMorgan has hired Ahmed Saeed as head of public sector coverage for the Middle East. He will report to Abdulaziz...

    16. October 10, 2012

      Dubai is back to its grand designs

      From plans for a giant replica of the Taj Mahal to the prospect of leafy suburbs being torn up to extend its creek, Dubai is...

    17. beyondbrics

      September 19, 2012

      Dubai bank art dispute settled with fines

      While multibillion dollar scandals have been making headlines during the financial crisis, here’s a cautionary story from...

    18. September 5, 2012

      Saudi healthcare expert joins headhunter

      Headhunter Pedersen & Partners has boosted its office in the thriving, if sometimes challenging, recruitment market of Saudi...

    19. August 15, 2012

      DIFC aims to benefit from power of two

      The Dubai International Financial Centre has recently announced a restructuring aimed to “enhance its role as the region’s...

    20. August 6, 2012

      UAE unveils tighter rules for funds

      The United Arab Emirates has introduced new laws targeting investment funds, aiming to tighten the light-touch regulation of...

    21. July 11, 2012

      Claim over judge’s alleged doze rejected

      A Dubai tribunal rejected a call from government-owned property developer Nakheel for a retrial because one of its judges...

    22. July 4, 2012

      Etisalat names Suwaidi as chairman

      Eissa al-Suwaidi has been named as chairman of Etisalat, the United Arab Emirates state telecommunications company,...

    23. June 13, 2012

      Private equity investment spree expected

      The Middle East’s private equity funds, which have long lagged behind their global peers, have built up at least $5bn in...

    24. June 11, 2012

      Dubai court to wind up US law firm

      A Dubai court will next week issue a winding-up order on the law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf’s operations in the United Arab...

    25. June 4, 2012

      Dubai eases debt worry with $1bn loan

      Dubai’s financial centre has raised a $1.04bn loan to allow it to pay off an upcoming $1.25bn Islamic bond on June 13,...

    26. beyondbrics

      May 28, 2012

      UAE: making the most of haven status

      Dubai’s recovery after 2011′s regional unrest has been plain to see. The city’s hotels are bursting again, and real estate...

    27. May 9, 2012

      Futures veteran to lead ICAP in Dubai

      People on the move Sharaz Hussain, a 20-year veteran of the futures industry, will lead the newly opened Dubai office of...

    28. April 23, 2012

      Investors regain interest in UAE property

      Investors are starting to look at segments of the United Arab Emirates’ property market as a source of stable returns just...

    29. April 11, 2012

      People on the move

      Deutsche Bank’s Mena non-exec chairman retires Henry Azzam, a Middle East banking veteran, has stepped down as Deutsche...

    30. beyondbrics

      April 5, 2012

      Dubai restructuring: squeezing lenders

      The lawyers have been busy this week in Dubai’s crowded debt-restructuring market. First, debt-laden ship repairer Dubai...

    31. April 4, 2012

      Drydocks restructures using untested law

      If Dubai’s 2009 debt crisis was an earthquake that shook the emirate’s economic foundations, Drydocks World’s filing for...

    32. April 2, 2012

      Dubai Drydocks takes $2.2bn debt to tribunal

      Dubai’s Drydocks World has applied for insolvency protection at a tribunal in the emirate as it seeks to push through its...

    33. March 27, 2012

      Cybercrime: Uprisings spark an increase in malicious activity online

      While the passions and confrontations of last year’s Arab spring have overthrown rulers of decades’ standing and injected...

    34. March 26, 2012

      Business centre takes shape in Abu Dhabi

      An unusual sight awaits guests taking the sun at Abu Dhabi’s Beach Rotana hotel. Just a stone’s throw from their deckchairs...

    35. March 5, 2012

      Anxiety mounts in Gulf over debt repayments

      A wave of looming debt maturities threatens to create more volatility in the region’s debt markets, as borrowers face a...

    36. February 22, 2012

      BNP opens Dubai offices after Bahrain unrest

      BNP Paribas, the largest foreign bank in Bahrain, has opened two offices in neighbouring Dubai as part of a drive to protect...

    37. beyondbrics

      February 21, 2012

      Dubai: banks back in town

      For Dubai, the Arab spring has been a boon, in finance as much as tourism. Dubai’s financial centre says financial houses,...

    38. February 8, 2012

      Cautious optimism over Dubai’s debt

      A surge of optimism surrounding debt negotiations in Dubai is reassuring investors of the emirate’s ability to meet its...

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