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Kuveyt Turk plans to debut in Malaysia with ringgit sukuk
Turkish participation bank Kuveyt Turk plans to issue sukuk, or Islamic bonds, in Malaysia aiming to raise as much as 2 billion ringgit ($625.3 million), its first foray into the Southeast Asian Islamic debt capital market. Full Article
Mashreq sets sights on Egypt and Turkey: CEO
Dubai's Mashreq is targeting Egypt and Turkey for acquisitions to expand beyond its crowded home market, its chief executive told Reuters as he dismissed suggestions that it could be interested in any of Standard Chartered's assets in the United Arab... Full Article
Oman's Renaissance 'to revive listing plans for Topaz arm'
Oman's Renaissance Services has rekindled plans to list its oilfield services business Topaz, more than three years after pulling a share sale in London, four sources said on Thursday. Full Article
Aluminium Bahrain may look into additional listing in Saudi
Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) may look into an additional listing of its shares in Saudi Arabia, in what would be the latest blow to Bahrain's stock market which has suffered from low trading volumes since the financial crisis. Full Article
Emaar looks to raise $1.58 bln from malls unit's IPO
Dubai's Emaar Properties is seeking to raise as much as 5.8 billion dirhams ($1.58 billion) from an initial public offer of shares in its shopping malls unit that is expected to be the Gulf's biggest stock sale since 2008. Full Article
Goldman Sachs 'revises price guidance on debut sukuk; books at $1.4 bln'
Goldman Sachs will complete a $500 million debut sukuk issue later on Tuesday, with price guidance tightened slightly from earlier indications due to strong demand from investors, a document from lead managers showed on Tuesday. 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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