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Dubai's Drake & Scull wins $49 million contract
A subsidiary of Dubai’s Drake & Scull International (DSI) has won a 180 million dirham ($49 million) engineering contract in the emirate, the parent firm said on Sunday. Full Article
Dacheng inks merger with Dentons to create legal behemoth
The partnership of China’s Dacheng Law Offices has reached an agreement with global law firm Dentons to merge, according to Li Shoushuang, managing partner of the Chinese firm, thus creating the largest law firm in the world. An official announcement... Full Article
Qatar Islamic Bank plans $549 mln Tier 1 sukuk
Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) plans to raise up to 2 billion riyals ($549.4 million) through a capital-boosting sukuk; the latest Gulf bank eyeing debt markets to replenish its reserves after a period of strong lending growth. Full Article
Saudi's ACWA Power, Spain's TSK to build $327 mln Dubai solar plant
A consortium of Saudi Arabia's ACWA Power and Spain's TSK has won a bid to build a 1.2 billion dirhams ($327 million) solar power plant in Dubai, as the emirate looks to diversify to meet its growing energy needs. Full Article
Dubai Islamic Bank sukuk may open window for Gulf bond issues
Gulf issuers of overseas bonds, kept on the sidelines by volatile markets, may revive their issue plans after Dubai Islamic Bank , the largest Islamic bank in the United Arab Emirates, completed a $1 billion sukuk issue. Full Article
Fidelity leads $20 mln funding round for start-up AppsFlyer
Israeli mobile advertising measurement start-up AppsFlyer said on Tuesday it raised $20 million in a funding round led by Fidelity Growth Partners Europe. 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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