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    1. October 8, 2014

      Cautious mood pervades the sovereign wealth fund industry

      If a novelist were looking for examples of highly secretive, powerful institutions to provide a backdrop to their next...

    2. September 24, 2014

      Abu Dhabi to invest £525m in one of UK’s largest wind farms

      Abu Dhabi is investing £525m in one of the UK’s largest wind farms, in a deal that will see it buy part of a stake held by...

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    1. Arab World: Banking and Finance

      The Arab world has been experiencing a period of buoyant financial activity. However, ...
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    1. April 17, 2014

      Mubadala’s profits buoyed by rising equity markets

      Abu Dhabi state investment fund Mubadala tripled its net profit on financial investments in 2013, as equity markets rose –...

    2. February 5, 2014

      Rio seeks Chinese and Middle East partners for Guinea project

      Rio Tinto is in talks with potential partners from the Middle East and China to seek finance for a $18bn mine project in...

    3. November 25, 2013

      UAE to invest $5bn in Guinea bauxite project

      Guinea has struck a $5bn deal with Abu Dhabi and Dubai to develop a bauxite mine and alumina refinery in a fresh attempt to...

    4. November 18, 2013

      Boeing and Airbus shrug off fears of reliance on Gulf orders

      Boeing and Airbus insisted on Monday they were not developing an unhealthy reliance on orders from Gulf airlines for their...

    5. October 15, 2013

      Batista group in $1bn port deal to avert collapse

      Eike Batista has struck a near-$1bn deal to stave off the collapse of his business empire, ceding control of his prized iron...

    6. September 11, 2013

      Abu Dhabi plans to invest up to $5bn in Russian infrastructure

      Abu Dhabi is planning to invest as much as $5bn in Russian infrastructure projects over the next seven years in a move...

    7. July 10, 2013

      QIA’s new chief joins Russian fund’s board

      Russia’s $10bn state-backed fund has appointed the new head of Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund to its international advisory...

    8. June 21, 2013

      Russia and Abu Dhabi funds team up for $2bn investment venture

      The Russian Direct Investment Fund has teamed up with Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Development Company to set up a $2bn investment...

    9. June 3, 2013

      Dubai and Abu Dhabi create $15bn aluminium champion

      Dubai and Abu Dhabi will merge their aluminium smelters after years of negotiations to create a United Arab Emirates...

    10. May 2, 2013

      Buyout group Ares prepares for IPO

      Ares Management, an alternative investment firm with nearly $60bn under management, is preparing for a potential US listing...

    11. April 11, 2013

      Gulf investors add spice to Taiwan chips

      For years, the contract chipmaking industry has been dominated by two Taiwanese companies, TSMC and the smaller UMC, which...

    12. April 11, 2013

      Abu Dhabi sovereign fund back in profit

      Abu Dhabi state investment fund Mubadala swung back into profit in 2012 as losses on its financial investments halved and...

    13. March 12, 2013

      First UAE cabinet reshuffle in five years

      The United Arab Emirates appointed four new ministers to the cabinet on Tuesday in the first reshuffle in five years. There...

    14. January 21, 2013

      Abu Dhabi developers set to merge

      The merger of Abu Dhabi’s Aldar Properties and Sorouh edged closer on Monday as the boards of both government-backed...

    15. December 20, 2012

      Warner Music brings in dealmaker

      Warner Music has appointed Rob Wiesenthal, a Sony executive known as a music industry dealmaker, to a new role designed to...

    16. November 7, 2012

      Soros, Blair and the Guinea rumour mill

      The wrangle for Guinea’s minerals has set off a war of information. Rivals speak of public relations manoeuvring and leaks...

    17. October 22, 2012

      Abu Dhabi tightens debt rules

      Abu Dhabi is attempting to rein in boom-year borrowing that has triggered bailouts of state-linked companies and losses in...

    18. October 3, 2012

      Emirates compete for property revival

      As Abu Dhabi and Dubai try to revive their property markets, competition is growing between the two emirates over attracting...

    19. beyondbrics

      May 4, 2012

      Abu Dhabi: Man City 1, Carlyle 0

      By Camilla Hall and Dan McCrum Flying high from Manchester City’s big win over Manchester United this week, Khaldoon...

    20. May 2, 2012

      Carlyle debut muted after IPO price cut

      Shares in Carlyle Group edged higher on its first day of public trading after it lowered its initial offer price in response...

    21. April 29, 2012

      Sheikh’s investments boost emirate’s profile

      One of the most prominent international investors to emerge from among the low-profile Abu Dhabi ruling family, Sheikh...

    22. April 13, 2012

      Abu Dhabi wealth fund hit by $1.1bn loss

      Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi government investment company, made a 4.2bn UAE dirham ($1.14bn) loss last year as declining...

    23. April 12, 2012

      Oaktree IPO raises 25% less than it targeted

      Oaktree Capital Management raised $387m in its initial public offering, 25 per cent less than it had sought, a sign of weak...

    24. beyondbrics

      March 27, 2012

      Mubadala: getting back in the groove

      After a bit of a lull, Mubadala is back.  The announcement of a $2bn investment in Brazil signals a return to big-spending,...

    25. beyondbrics

      March 27, 2012

      Batista gets a new friend from the Gulf

      By Samantha Pearson and Joe Leahy There’s nothing like a friendly sheikh in the Gulf to solve your money problems. Brazil’s...

    26. March 26, 2012

      Abu Dhabi fund to buy into Brazil’s EBX

      An investment arm of the Abu Dhabi government is to invest $2bn in Eike Batista’s EBX group as Brazil’s wealthiest man...

    27. March 13, 2012

      Carlyle used new money raised to pay dividend

      Carlyle, the private equity group preparing to go public on Nasdaq, raised money from a shareholder late in 2010 only to...

    28. March 12, 2012

      UAE merger plan boosts property sector

      Stock market investors in the UAE have cheered the news of a proposed $15bn real estate group in the making, with shares in...

    29. beyondbrics

      January 31, 2012

      Aldar: Abu Dhabi's problem child

      What to do with a real estate developer that built the world’s biggest indoor theme park (left), complete with its fastest...

    30. January 25, 2012

      Projects boost Abu Dhabi property shares

      Property stocks in Abu Dhabi rallied this week after the emirate’s government approved a swath of construction projects. The...

    31. January 23, 2012

      Mubadala to move out of property development

      Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi government investment company, is winding down its property development business as real estate...

    32. December 29, 2011

      Abu Dhabi sells property services unit to Serco

      Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala, a government investment arm, has sold its JBI property services unit to UK outsourcing company Serco...

    33. beyondbrics

      December 29, 2011

      Aldar bailout: day 2

      Aldar, Abu Dhabi’s biggest developer, saw it shares jump 9.5 per cent on Thursday on the back of a massive government...

    34. December 28, 2011

      Abu Dhabi’s Aldar receives further bail-out

      Aldar, the struggling Abu Dhabi property developer, has received a second government bail-out package worth about $4.6bn,...

    35. beyondbrics

      December 28, 2011

      UAE: an outsized bailout for Aldar

      Abu Dhabi has again rescued struggling developer Aldar Properties with a massive US-style bailout, as a collapse in the real...

    36. November 11, 2011

      EMI to be split between Universal and Sony

      EMI, the home of the Beatles and Coldplay, will be split in two after 80 years as an independent British music company after...

    37. beyondbrics

      October 31, 2011

      UAE property: tough times, fewer jobs

      Aldar, the Abu Dhabi developer whose $5.2bn bailout became a signal of the outlandish UAE property bubble, has cut jobs...

    38. October 21, 2011

      Blair works on makeover for Kazakhstan

      Tony Blair has added Kazakhstan to his roster of oil-rich clients, advising the authoritarian Central Asian regime on...

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