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Emaar Properties gets shareholder nod for 9 bln dirham special dividend
Shareholders in Emaar Properties, Dubai's largest listed developer, have approved a special cash dividend totalling 9 billion dirhams ($2.45 billion). Full Article
Kuwait's Investment Dar, CBK, skirmish over Boubyan Bank stake
Investment Dar, the Kuwaiti firm which holds a stake in luxury carmaker Aston Martin, is making a renewed legal push to secure ownership of a major asset at the centre of its long-running restructuring process. Full Article
Islamic finance body AAOIFI to revise 4 standards, eyes sukuk
The Bahrain-based Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) will revise four of its standards in the first half of next year while expanding its guidance for Islamic bonds, the industry body said. Full Article
Spanish bank BBVA to take control of Turkey's Garanti
Spanish bank BBVA is raising its stake in Garanti, one of Turkey's biggest lenders, in a deal worth $2.5 billion that will give it control of the board as it pursues its strategy of overseas expansion. Full Article
Viva Kuwait chairman says 'telco to list Dec. 14'
Viva Kuwait , the country's No.2 mobile phone operator by subscribers, will list its shares on the Kuwait Stock Exchange on Dec. 14, nearly six years after it completed an initial public offer of shares, the company's chairman said on... Full Article
DP World to acquire EZW for $2.6 bln in Dubai asset shuffle
DP World, one of the world's largest port operators, has agreed to buy Dubai industrial and logistics infrastructure firm Economic Zones World (EZW) for $2.6 billion, in the latest shuffle of assets among the emirate's state-linked companies. 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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