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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. Arab World: Banking & Finance 2012

    Financial services in Arab countries may not always be straightforward but appear more...
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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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....

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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,...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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,...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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,...

  35. 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...

  36. February 7, 2012

    Qatar seeks to lure asset managers

    The Qatar Financial Centre has hired a veteran leader of the UK financial services industry to help lure asset managers, who...

  37. January 25, 2012

    Ruling extends Dubai free zone’s jurisdiction

    A landmark appeal ruling has extended the jurisdiction of Dubai’s financial centre to companies that operate outside the...

  38. January 16, 2012

    Pain of European debt crisis spreads to Gulf

    The European debt crisis is hitting home in the oil-rich Gulf as companies struggle more than ever to hammer out large-scale...

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