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Global credit: Hedging bets on the recovery

Security selection will be particularly important within high yield

DP World

DP World is said to weigh sale of stake in Jebel Ali Free zone

The port operator is working with advisers to gauge interest in the sprawling industrial park

Bahrain in talks with banks for bond sale in second half of 2021

The nation last tapped the international debt market in January

UAE-Japan

UAE, Japan to launch business council

Japan is ranked tenth globally among the list of countries investing in the UAE

Abu Dhabi’s ADQ is said to eye stake in top Egyptian dairy firm

Deliberations are in the early stages and there’s no certainty ADQ will proceed with any transaction

Saudi Aramco

Aramco weighs sale of stake in natural gas pipelines

The company is also conducting a strategic review of its upstream business

Aramco said to review upstream assets for potential stake sales

The company reshuffled its senior management last year and created a division focused on portfolio optimisation

Changes in UAE citizenship law beckon hope and inclusion

Amendments to the UAE’s citizenship law heralds the making of a diverse, talent-based society

Abu Dhabi launches programme to attract expatriates

The ‘Thrive in Abu Dhabi’ initiative invites foreigners and their families to settle down in the capital emirate

Saudi Arabia seeks to end arbitrary justice to win investors

Some of the changes will aid women in particular

Abu Dhabi Investment Office establishes international presence in US, Asia and Europe

The network of new locations will offer unprecedented access to the emirate’s offerings

Saudi Aramco seeks $7.5bn loan for pipeline investors

The discussions are occurring in parallel with the sale of a stake in a pipeline unit

Saudi Arabia aims to raise over $5bn in bond-market return

No final decision on the timing has been made

Crowd investment platform Stake launches in UAE

Users can own a piece of real estate for as little as Dhs2,000

Investment lessons: Outbound Middle East capital seeks emerging asset classes

The considerable levels of dry powder available across the Middle East is expected to target diversification opportunities and long-term higher returns

Oman returns to debt market as rally reduces borrowing costs

The sultanate raised $500m in a tap of its bonds due in 2027 and 2032

Aramco turns to bonds to help fund $75bn dividend

The yield on Aramco’s $3bn of bonds due in 2029 has dropped to 2.09 per cent from 3.04 per cent at the start of the year

Abu Dhabi Pension Fund, ADQ invest $2.1bn in ADNOC infrastructure deal

ADNOC will divest 20 per cent in ADNOC Gas Pipelines HoldCo LLC

Dubai’s Emirates Islamic closes $500m sukuk issuance

Bank ABC, Citigroup, Dubai Islamic Bank, Emirates NBD Capital, and HSBC, among others acted as joint lead managers and bookrunners for the transaction

Oman to tap investors to plug budget deficit

Besides signing a bridge loan for OMR770m and issuing OMR550m in development bonds this year, Oman has also been tapping its reserves and privatising some assets

Abu Dhabi issues $5bn multi-tranche, 50-year bond

The 50-year tranche is the longest term for a bond issued by a GCC sovereign issuer

Abu Dhabi’s ADNOC, Apollo-led consortium enter into $5.5bn investment partnership

The transaction will result in upfront proceeds of $2.7bn to ADNOC and is expected to close before end of 2020, subject to closing conditions and regulatory approvals

Abu Dhabi seeks local investors for $21bn pipeline

ADNOC is discussing moving its 51 per cent holding in the pipelines into a special-purpose vehicle

What is the current state of the UAE’s startup ecosystem?

Despite the Covid-19 crisis, here’s why this is a good time to start a business in the UAE, opines Mana Al Suwaidi, executive chairman, Startegi Advisors

Covid-19 impact: Is this the right time to invest in Dubai property?

The housing market in Dubai remains a top choice among investors even at times of crisis

IMF warns investors: You’re not ready for climate change

Global temperatures have risen 1.1 degrees Celsius since pre-industrial times and at current levels of greenhouse gas emissions, are set to rise by 3 degrees Celsius by the end of the century