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DWF opens in Dubai with Holland & Knight duo
UK law firm DWF has opened an office in Dubai, its first outside the British Isles, after hiring two lawyers from Holland & Knight, including construction partner Steven Hunt. Full Article
Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Petroleum to explore big Morocco offshore area
Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Petroleum said that it had agreed with the Moroccan government to evaluate the hydrocarbon potential of a large area off Morocco's Mediterranean coast. Full Article
Turkey's Akbank mandates banks for potential eurobond issue
Turkish lender Akbank said it mandated banks for a potential eurobond issue outside Turkey. Full Article
UAE central bank expands Islamic banks' access to its funds
The United Arab Emirates central bank said it was making it easier for Islamic banks to access its special lending facility by expanding the range of collateral they can use. Full Article
Saudi's ACWA, Mitsui win $630 mln Oman power plant deal
Saudi Arabia's ACWA Power IPO-ACWA.SE and Japan's Mitsui & Co said they had won a contract from Oman's government to build and operate a $630 million, 445 megawatt natural gas-fired power plant at the city of Raysut. Full Article
Gulf firms go Islamic as markets deepen
In February Vodafone Qatar, an affiliate of Britain's Vodafone Group, said it had switched all its financial activity to Islamic transactions. In the following eight trading days, its shares jumped 22 percent in the heaviest turnover for over a year. Full Article


The boom is back
The United Arab Emirates has bounced back from the financial crisis of 2009-2010, when it came perilously close to sovereign default. Infrastructure construction has returned to full swing, while M&A deals abound, which means more... 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

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