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Asia Appointments: ex-StanChart legal head joins NRF
Also, Bakers boosts its employment and competition practices, A&O brings former Ashurst oil and gas expert on board in Dubai, Colin Ng & Partners hires partner from WongP to head new practice, and much more in our weekly Asia appointments... Full Article
Taylor Wessing nabs construction partner from Kennedys in Dubai
Taylor Wessing has expanded its Dubai office by hiring construction partner Nick Carnell from Kennedys Solicitors. Full Article
Kuwait replaces head of market regulator after political backlash
Kuwait is replacing the head of its securities regulator after a stormy four years during which he drew criticism from some investors for his attempts to clean up the bourse and for the stock market's weak performance. Full Article
Top architect Hadid's defamation lawsuit prompts retraction
A well-known architecture critic has retracted a portion of a recent book review that Pritzker prize-winning-architect Zaha Hadid claimed in a lawsuit had defamed her. Full Article
Working with Oman on restructuring plan: Bulgaria Corpbank's owner
The majority owner of Bulgaria's troubled Corporate Commercial Bank (Corpbank) said on Monday it was working with Oman's sovereign wealth fund and other interested investors to restructure the lender. Full Article
Bank Sarasin 'missold $200 mln investments to Kuwaitis'
Switzerland's Bank Sarasin missold $200 million of investment products to Kuwait's prominent Khorafi family, a court at Dubai's financial centre found on Thursday in a ruling that could set a precedent for similar disputes in the region. Full Article

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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
By Vriens & Partners | 27 May 14
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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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ALB Employer of Choice 2013
By ALB | 17 Sep 13
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