UAE Nuclear Plant Gets Eco Nod

The country’s first nuclear plant receives approval from the UAE’s environmental regulator.

FDI Inflows To GCC Fall 35% In 2011

Foreign direct investments into the Middle East dropped 16 per cent to $49 billion in 2011, says UN report.

ME Airlines On Recruitment Drive

Carriers in the region face a huge supply-gap of pilots and technicians unless they recruit drastically.

Barclays Off UAE Rate-Setting Board

The bank has withdrawn from the interbank panel following the Libor scandal in the United Kingdom.

Bank Muscat Shares Declined

Oman’s largest lender has offered new shares to existing holders at a discounted price to raise over $250 million.

Dar al-Arkan Repays $1bn Sukuk

The Saudi-based property developer said that Sukuk account holders will receive the funds on Monday.

Qatar Sells Largest USD Sukuk

The Gulf-state priced five and 10-year tranches at $2 billion each, attracting an order book of over $24 billion.

Qatar Islamic Q2 Net Profit Down

The bank dropped almost 35 million riyals in the second quarter in comparison to the same period last year.

Emaar Launches $500m Sukuk

The Dubai-based developer has selected seven regional and international banks for investor meetings in London.

Kuwait’s ALAFCO In $1.9bn Deal

Farnborough Air Show: Airplane leasing company orders 20 of Boeing’s single-aisle 737 MAX 8s for the Gulf.

Tamweel Q2 Profit Down 33%

The Dubai Islamic Bank-owned mortgage lender posted its second straight quarterly profit fall.

Qatar Airways To Sponsor UK Team

Farnborough Air Show: Two Premiership football teams have asked for sponsorship from the Doha carrier.

Qatar Airways Orders New A380s

Farnborough Air Show update: The Doha-based carrier unveils new 787; Boeing and Airbus battle.

Qatari Diar To Develop Oman

Five-star luxury resorts, marinas and a sports academy are planned for Ras Al Hadd following agreement.

UAE-French JV Wins $817m

Abu Dhabi’s National Petroleum Construction Co and French Technip to build offshore oil facilities.

Qatar’s Budget Surplus Triples

Booming revenues from liquefied natural gas will assist the country’s infrastructure revamp.

Banks Quit Dubai Group Talks

RBS, Commerzbank and Standard Bank are all threatening legal action against the Dubai Group.

Taking Over In Growth Markets

Abraaj Capital founder and group CEO, Arif Naqvi, tells Alicia Buller about his hopes for the private equity sector.

Gulf Air Weighs On Bahrain Fund

SWF Mumtalakat, which has shares in the airline, made a net loss of $717.68 million last year.

Qatar Rental Rates Rise 8%

Latest report from Asteco shows villa rates up four per cent as demand outstrips supply.

Cost Of Food Drops 15%

Government reminds retailers and suppliers not to raise food prices ahead of Ramadan and iftars.

KSA’s Almarai And Dar Alarkan Up

Saudi Arabia’s dairy producer and property developer both reveal an increase in net profit for the second quarter.

IBM To Expand In The ME

The global technology firm plans to increase regional hiring and open more offices in a major expansion drive.

Ship Finance Running Dry

Lending to the shipping industry is facing stormy waters amid a difficult global backdrop.

Dubai Duty Free Gets $1.75bn Loan

The Dubai airport retailer will use funds from the international credit facility to finance on-going expansion.

KSA Investors Move Quickly

Analysts are not revising share price forecasts following a surge in banking shares after mortgage law approval.

Qatar Banks Should Issue More Bonds

Slowing deposit growth means Qatari banks need other sources to avoid funding issues.

Emirates Islamic Bank Prices Sukuk

The $500 million Sukuk, EIB’s second issue this year, is priced at par and is due to mature in January 2018.

Gulf Deposits In Jersey Hit $33bn

The Gulf States account for 14 per cent of the total deposits in the island, according to official data.

Etihad Q2 Revenue Up 31%

First half revenues for Abu Dhabi’s airline are up 30 per cent as passenger numbers soar to almost five million.