Asian Legal Business has released the first in its series of quarterly M&A Reviews; reports which provide companies with the insight and analysis to support their strategic investment decisions.
Turkey's Cukurova is close to recovering a controlling stake in telecom firm Turkcell after a British court said it had agreed to financing terms and its rival in the dispute...
Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund aims to establish companies in housing, petrochemicals and technology as it expands its investments locally and overseas, Finance Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf said.
Despite their recent upgrade to the more mainstream emerging market league, UAE and Qatar are considered risky enough by many investors that they still treat them like frontier markets.
An Iraqi court has lifted a freeze on future revenue of Zain Iraq although previously frozen revenues remain blocked, after a $4.5 billion lawsuit against the Iraqi firm was dismissed...
|Freshfields, Latham, advise on $848 mln financing for Bahri-Vela mergerFreshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has advised The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) on a $848 million Shariah-compliant bridge facility for its merger with Vela International Marine Full Article|
|Qatar emir issues law raising foreign ownership limits for stocksQatar's emir has issued a law providing for foreign investors to own up to 49 percent of listed Qatari companies, part of reforms to expand the stock market and develop the financial industry. Full Article|
|Pakistan's NBP eyes Burj Bank, plans due diligenceNational Bank of Pakistan (NBP), the country's largest state-owned bank, plans to conduct due diligence on Islamic lender Burj Bank subject to regulatory approval, according to a filing with the Karachi stock exchange. Full Article|
|Savola says started initial talks on acquiring Kuwait's AmericanaMajor Saudi food producer Savola Group said on Wednesday it had begun preliminary talks on a potential acquisition of Kuwait Food Co (Americana). Full Article|
|Amlak says debt restructuring proposal approvedDubai's Amlak Finance said on Thursday that a proposal to restructure its debt had been approved by all its creditors, and that shares in the mortgage lender would therefore resume trading on the emirate's stock market next year. Full Article|
|Dana Gas says tribunal gives favourable ruling on Iran dealUnited Arab Emirates-based energy firm Dana Gas said an international tribunal had issued a favourable ruling in the dispute over a natural gas supply contract between its affiliate Crescent Petroleum and Iran. Full Article|
|Underground plansSaudi Arabia has awarded $22.5 billion contracts to build the Riyadh metro system. Full Article|
|Drawing a lineIndia set to halt Iran oil imports over insurance Full Article|
|MP Interview: Husam Hourani, Al Tamimi & CoAl 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 debacleWhen 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|
|AEC Report: Potential, reality and the role for business 27 May 14 Vriens & Partners' crucial report - The ASEAN Economic Community - is now available. This detailed report can be purchased for just US$1,000 from the link at the top of this page. Click below for Table of Contents.|
|Islamic Finance Education: What Does It Entail? 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...|
|ALB Employer of Choice 2013 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...|