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Bahrain's Investcorp to buy U.S. education provider
Investcorp has agreed to buy a United States schools provider, the Bahrain-listed alternative investment fund said. Full Article
Teva to buy U.S. drug developer Auspex Pharma for $3.5 bln
Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries said it would buy U.S. neurology drug company Auspex Pharmaceuticals Inc for an equity value of $3.5 billion to boost its portfolio of treatments for the central nervous system. Full Article
Qatari investors to pay $5 bln for 49 percent Shandong Dongming Petchem stake
Qatar's Qatra for Investment & Development (QID Group) and Hamad Bin Suhaim Enterprises have signed an initial deal to acquire 49 percent of China's Shandong Dongming Petrochemical Group worth $5 billion, executives from the firms said. Full Article
Qatar’s QIA to partly fund Dufry’s purchase of WDF
Qatar Investment Authority is partly financing Swiss travel retailer Dufry's 1.3 billion-euro purchase of a majority stake in smaller Italian rival World Duty Free, according to three sources close to the matter Full Article
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


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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