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Wragge Lawrence Graham lands finance partner from V&E in Dubai
Newly merged Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has hired project finance partner Shane Wilson from Vinson & Elkins in Dubai. Full Article
Asia Appointments: K&E nabs 2 partners from Hogan Lovells
Also, OMM hires disputes partner from KWM in HK, Hogan Lovells adds corporate partner from K&E, Wilson Sonsini grows its capital markets and M&A team in Beijing, and much more in our weekly Asia appointments spotlight. Full Article
POSCO considers selling part of POSCO E&C
South Korean steel maker POSCO is considering selling part of its stake in construction unit POSCO Engineering & Construction to an unidentified Saudi Arabian fund, a POSCO official said on Monday. Full Article
Dubai shortlists 8 firms for clean coal plan
Dubai has shortlisted eight companies to build a 1200 megawatt (MW) clean coal power plant, UAE officials said on Sunday, part of a $20 billion investment that aims to help to diversify the Gulf Arab emirate's energy mix by 2030. Full Article
ICD buys $300 mln stake in Nigeria's Dangote Cement
Sovereign fund Investment Corp of Dubai (ICD) has bought a 1.4 percent stake in Dangote Cement, Nigeria's biggest company by market capitalisation, for $300 million, a Dangote spokesman said on Monday. Full Article
Saudi Aramco, Sumitomo Chemical invite banks to back JV plant expansion
Saudi Arabia's PetroRabigh said on Wednesday its founding shareholders had formally invited banks to provide financing for the 32 billion riyal ($8.5 billion) expansion of its petrochemicals complex in the kingdom. 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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