Following are major Islamic bond issues in the global pipeline.
Several Islamic insurers in the United Arab Emirates are seeking guidance from the UAE Insurance Authority on the possibility of mergers and acquisitions in the sector, Ibrahim Al Zaabi, director-general...
The court system in Dubai's financial free zone is seeking an agreement with Chinese courts on enforcing its judgements as trading ties between the two economies expand, a senior Dubai...
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...
Pinsent Masons has launched a tax practice in Doha with the hire of Ian Anderson, formerly the director of tax at the Qatar Financial Centre.
|Saudi Arabian Airlines fined $1.6 million for breaking EU aviation lawSaudi Arabian Airlines has been fined some 1.4 million euros ($1.6 million) by a regional Belgian government for breaching EU carbon emissions rules, making it the first big non-EU carrier to be fined for breaking the EU aviation law. Full Article|
|Gulf banks increase lending footprints in Asia, AfricaAn $85 million loan taken out by a Ugandan bank this year points to an emerging trend in international capital markets: the rise of the Gulf as a syndicated loan market for Africa and Asia. Full Article|
|POSCO close to selling construction unit stake to Saudi fundPOSCO is set to sell a stake of at least 30 percent in unlisted POSCO Engineering & Construction Co Ltd for around 1 trillion won ($920 million) to Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, a South Korean newspaper reported. Full Article|
|Public pressure grows on Gulf sovereign funds with cheap oilRunning sovereign wealth funds in the Gulf has become an awkward business in the era of cheap oil, as their managers face growing pressure from politicians and the public to prove they're investing national reserves wisely. Full Article|
|ICBC Middle East plans benchmark dollar bond issueIndustrial and Commercial Bank of China, the country's largest bank by assets, plans to issue a U.S. dollar-denominated benchmark bond through its branch in the Dubai International Financial Centre, sources aware of the matter said. Full Article|
|Gateley to be first British law firm to list in LondonGateley is set to be the first British law firm to list in London after it announced its stock market flotation on Tuesday in a move that will give it access to funds for expansion. Full Article|
|The search for consistencyIslamic finance today is booming, but could its progress be held back by inconsistencies in interpretations across jurisdictions, asks Raghavendra Verma Full Article|
|The boom is backThe 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 plansSaudi Arabia has awarded $22.5 billion contracts to build the Riyadh metro system. Full Article|
|Drawing a lineIndia set to halt Iran oil imports over insurance Full Article|
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|ALB M&A Rankings 2013 17 Sep 13 We rank the region’s best law firms for M&A work on volume, complexity and size of work, the firm’s visibility and profile in the marketplace, presence in Asia and key existing clients and new client Wins. These are the firms...|