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Arabtec's plan for $40 bln Egypt housing scheme nearly complete
Dubai construction company Arabtec is close to completing the planning and design stage of its $40 billion deal to build one million homes in Egypt, the company said on Sunday. Full Article
NBO prices cheap $500 mln bond on high investor demand
National Bank of Oman raised $500 million in a debut bond issue on Tuesday, with significant demand from investors allowing the lender to price the transaction with only a slim new-issue concession and at a cheaper rate than competitors. Full Article
Dana Gas wins gas exploration deals in Egypt
United Arab Emirates energy firm Dana Gas said on Monday that it had been awarded exploration deals for two onshore gas blocks in Egypt. Full Article
Interested in investing in United Biscuits: Yildiz Holding
Turkey's Yildiz Holding, which owns food maker Ulker Biskuvi, said on Wednesday that it was interested investing in British snacks producer United Biscuits. Full Article
Etihad Rail set to launch next phase of UAE railway network
The United Arab Emirates' railway developer Etihad Rail is set to secure government funding and award contracts to build the second phase of its $11 billion national rail network, its acting chief executive officer said on Tuesday. Full Article
Amanat Holdings to launch $374 mln Dubai flotation in Oct
United Arab Emirates-based Amanat Holdings, a healthcare and education start-up, will launch a 1.375 billion dirham ($374 million) share sale in Dubai next month, the latest firm to seek to capitalise on a recovery of investor confidence in the region. 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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