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Asia Appointments: Ashurst nabs 4 lawyers from OMM, 1 from W&C
Also, Khaitan & Co hires three PXV Law founding partners, Gall promotes two to partner in Hong Kong, and much more in our weekly Asia appointments spotlight. Full Article
Etihad plan to buy Darwin stake fails to meet Swiss rules
Swiss authorities have warned that a plan by Etihad Airways to buy a third of Switzerland's Darwin Airline does not meet legal requirements to be approved, as foreign stakes in European airlines come under increasing scrutiny. Full Article
MSCI lifts weights of some Qatar stocks on foreign ownership reform
Global index compiler MSCI has increased the weightings of three Qatari companies in its emerging market index, citing changes in the way Qatar calculates ceilings on foreign ownership of its firms. Full Article
Dubai creates new fund class to lure asset managers
Dubai is changing its financial rules in an effort to attract more asset managers - particularly those serving the richest and most risk-tolerant investors, such as hedge funds and private equity funds - to base themselves in the emirate. Full Article
UK nears decision on 'whether to charge ex-Barclays bankers over Qatar'
Britain's fraud prosecutor could decide as soon as next month whether to charge former Barclays executives over undisclosed payments the bank made to Qatari investors in 2008, three sources familiar with the investigation said. Full Article
Arcapita Bank 'hires JPMorgan to float Irish energy firm Viridian'
Bahrain-based Arcapita Bank has hired JPMorgan to lead a share listing for Irish energy firm Viridian Group, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday, in a deal that one said could give the firm a value, including debt,... Full Article


Underground plans
Saudi Arabia has awarded $22.5 billion contracts to build the Riyadh metro system. Full Article
Drawing a line
India set to halt Iran oil imports over insurance Full Article
MP Interview: Husam Hourani, Al Tamimi & Co
Al Tamimi & Co Managing Partner Husam Hourani talks to Ranajit Dam about the highlights of his career, the challenges of running a regional firm, and how Al Tamimi & Co can hold on to... Full Article
Booming Gulf sukuk market brushes off Dana Gas debacle
When United Arab Emirates-based natural gas producing company, Dana Gas, missed repaying a $920 million Islamic in November, it became the first UAE company to fail to redeem a bond on time. But the region's... Full Article

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AEC Report: Potential, reality and the role for business
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Islamic Finance Education: What Does It Entail?
By INCEIF | 03 Apr 14
When we talk about finance, we are really talking about the way the finance is managed at the individual, corporate or public levels. However, when we add the adjective Islamic to finance, it gives a completely different picture. Islamic finance...
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By ALB | 17 Sep 13
Thousands of law firm employees across Asia, ranging from managing partners to support staff, were surveyed for two months and asked to rate their employers on the basis of job satisfaction, remuneration, work-life balance, career prospects, mentorship, job security and...