The Bahraini banking group reported a 10 per cent increase in full year net profits for 2011.
Unrest in Syria is causing chaos at the country’s banks, which posted bumper profits last year.
Recruiting private bankers in the Gulf is no easy matter. The region has some of the highest staff turnover rates in the world.
The proceeds from the dual-currency loan will be used to fund the first phase of the Al-Sufouh project.
Abu Dhabi-based Al Jaber Group may hire a new CEO as part of a $1 billion restructuring plan, according to sources.
Levant Capital and Citi Venture Capital International have acquired a major stake in the Al Raya supermarket chain.
The Bahraini carrier said that the sum has been outstanding from the time Oman pulled out of Gulf Air in 2007.
The company is reportedly in talks with banks for a loan to repay its $3 billion deal that matures in October.
Dubai-based Abraaj Capital is planning to bid for Calik Holding’s media assets, according to sources.
The financial centre welcomed 56 new companies in 2011 and is eyeing companies from emerging markets.
The cash injection into the Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME) has diluted the stake of Dubai Holding.
The telecoms operator said it is discussing restructuring options as it struggles to stall dropping profits.
Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund acquired the building for an undisclosed sum and has now leased it back to the bank.
The bank has mandated Emirates NBD Capital, HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank to arrange investor meetings.
The transaction is set to create the world’s largest SME focused private equity group.
The region may even top the world in terms of growth of wealthy individuals this year, according to experts.
Sovereign wealth funds from the UAE and Kuwait have reportedly agreed to buy stakes in India’s ONGC.
The DIFCI bond is in the spotlight as investors weigh Dubai’s refinancing risks in 2012.
Egypt expects to sign the IMF loan next month and will receive one-third of the funds immediately upon signing, said minister.
In the battle for customers during the recession, conventional and Shariah-compliant banks have sharpened their game.
The region’s finances are back on track said the London Business School in Dubai.
The bank reported that net profit for the full year increased by six per cent from 2010.
Issuers and investors remained wary of volatility in the capital markets, according to PwC.
The bond was five times oversubscribed and received orders from more than 270 investors globally.
The Dubai government will continue to help government-related bodies, says Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum.
The agreements were signed between Oman’s health ministry and Oman LNG.
Sheikh Salem Abdul-Aziz al-Sabah blamed a rise in public spending for his decision.
The struggling Bahraini carrier will use the amount to meet its medium-term capital needs.
The two companies are in negotiations to build a methanol complex in Trinidad and Tobago.
This is the first time that the UAE airline, started eight years ago, has recorded a profit.
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