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Abu Dhabi Stocks Climb Led by First Gulf Bank; Qatar Advances - Bloomberg

2015-01-25
BloombergAbu Dhabi Stocks Climb Led by First Gulf Bank; Qatar AdvancesBloombergAbu Dhabi stocks rose to the highest level in almost a month, led by First Gulf Bank PJSC, amid optimism lenders' earnings will beat estimates. Trading dropped across the region, with several markets closed following the death of Saudi King Abdullah.MIDEAST STOCKS-Abu Dhabi, Qatar rise; property stocks weigh on DubaiReutersStock News: Smooth Saudi Succession, ECB Easing May Support GulfGulf Business NewsUAE stock indexes go in opposite directionsThe Nationalall 140 news articles »

Qatar: Making the Grade - Oxford Business Group

2015-01-29
Qatar: Making the GradeOxford Business GroupIn 2015, many investors will be watching to see if further issuances are made, with Barwa Bank and Qatar First Bank widely reported to be keen to list. Both are reportedly in the process of meeting the stringent requirements to do so – with Qatar First ...

Canary Wharf to be bought by Qatar Investment Authority - The Guardian

2015-01-28
The GuardianCanary Wharf to be bought by Qatar Investment AuthorityThe GuardianIt is expanding for the first time since the 2008 banking crisis with plans for 30 buildings, including 3,100 homes, at Wood Wharf at its eastern edge. Songbird also owns 50% stakes in the Walkie Talkie skyscraper in the City and the Shell Centre on ...Songbird swansong offers clarity for Canary Wharf at cheap priceFinancial TimesQatari-led group wins $4 billion battle for Canary WharfFirstpostQatar wins battle for Canary Wharf as owner Songbird surrenders to £2.6bn bidEvening Standardall 157 news articles »

Dubai Shares Post Fifth Monthly Drop as Oil Curbs Risk Appetite - Bloomberg

2015-01-29
Dubai Shares Post Fifth Monthly Drop as Oil Curbs Risk AppetiteBloombergAbu Dhabi's shares were dragged lower by National Bank of Abu Dhabi PJSC, the largest bank in the U.A.E., which lost 5.5 percent even after reporting fourth-quarter profit that topped analyst estimates. Qatar's QE Index ended January with a decrease of ...and more »

UPDATE 3-Qatari-led group wins $4 billion battle for Canary Wharf - Reuters

2015-01-28
UPDATE 3-Qatari-led group wins $4 billion battle for Canary WharfReutersCanary Wharf's steel and glass towers, home to banks such as HSBC, Citi and JP Morgan, embody the change in London's economy in the second half of the 20th century as industry dwindled and financial services grew. The redevelopment of the former West ...

MIDEAST STOCKS-Abu Dhabi, Oman edge up, supported by banks - Zawya (registration)

2015-01-29
MIDEAST STOCKS-Abu Dhabi, Oman edge up, supported by banksZawya (registration)Abu Dhabi's index rose 0.3 percent as shares in major lender First Gulf Bank jumped 2.3 percent. The bank posted on ... But Qatar's index was nearly flat, supported by heavyweights Industries Qatar and Ezdan Holding , up 0.3 and 0.8 percent respectively.and more »

Stanbic Bank signs debut $85m loan - New Vision

2015-01-29
New VisionStanbic Bank signs debut $85m loanNew VisionThe loan was originally targeting $75 million but was increased due to interest from banks wanting to back the deal. The final list of participants included Al Ahli Bank Kuwait, Al Khaliji Commercial Bank, Commercial Bank of Qatar and Standard Chartered.and more »

Danish central bank cuts deposit rate further - Peninsula On-line

2015-01-29
Danish central bank cuts deposit rate furtherPeninsula On-lineOn January 19 the deposit rate, which was cut to below zero in September for the first time since 2012, was reduced to -0.2 percent from -0.05 percent. Three days later it was lowered by another 0.15 percentage points. The deposit rate is the rate at ...and more »

India needs an international financial services centre - Financial Express

2015-01-29
India needs an international financial services centreFinancial ExpressUnder the Narendra Modi-led government, the financial services sector—this term includes banking, insurance, securities-dealing and funds management—will be required to play a dual role going forward. First ... We have over $70 billion being remitted ...

Stanbic Bank Uganda signs debut $85 mln 18-month loan - Reuters Africa

2015-01-28
Stanbic Bank Uganda signs debut $85 mln 18-month loanReuters AfricaDUBAI (Reuters) - Stanbic Bank Uganda (SBU) has signed an $85 million, 18-month loan to fund its general business activities, the first time it has borrowed from international loan markets, the main arranger of the facility said on Wednesday. The ...and more »