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UAE's Abraaj sells 21 pct stake in Integrated Diagnostics Holdings
Private equity firm Abraaj Group said on Tuesday it had sold a 21 percent stake in Integrated Diagnostics Holdings (IDH), a healthcare diagnostics service provider, to emerging markets private equity firm Actis. Full Article
Saudi Arabia builds start-up culture with state oil money
Abdulaziz al-Jouf is in many ways a typical Web entrepreneur -- the 34-year-old Saudi talks fast, works late and has big plans for his online payments system. Full Article
Kuwait says working to improve stock exchange conditions
Kuwaiti authorities are working to improve conditions in the stock market, Finance Minister Anas al-Saleh said on Sunday as the market's main index fell steeply, bringing its year-to-date losses to 17 percent. Full Article
Italian court lifts block on Emirates' key Milan-New York route
Italy's top administrative court has given Emirates permission to continue operating direct flights between Milan Malpensa airport and New York, rejecting a request by rival airlines to stop the flights. Full Article
Dubai, Bahrain bourses to simplify share transfer
Stock exchanges of Dubai and Bahrain will introduce a new, simplified way of transferring shares between the two bourses next year, Dubai Financial Market (DFM), the operator of the emirate's main exchange, said on Wednesday. Full Article
UAE's Dana Gas says Kurdistan failed to pay $100 mln
Dana Gas, one of the largest investors in Iraq's Kurdistan, said on Monday the semi-autonomous region had failed to pay $100 million as instructed by a London arbitration court, prompting Dana to ask the court to enforce the order. 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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