Bofa-ML study bullish over Dubai property

The research stated that if those jobs were created, and the new population had an average household size of three people, Dubai would see demand for an extra 317,000 units, or 94 percent of current stock.


Bahrain Boosts Investor Confidence

The first conventional bond issue in two years was oversubscribed by 400 percent by investors from the United States, Asia and Europe.


Best year yet for Gulf Islamic bonds

Investment banks have funnelled cheap credit towards the Gulf in an effort to make up for declining fee income and maintain relationships with big corporate clients.


Will Saudi Arabia Open Its Exchange?

With 152 companies listed, the Tadawul is one of the biggest exchanges in the Gulf. And in terms of volume, it’s the largest in the region.


Abu Dhabi property prices and rents fall

Rental rates dropped by as much as 15% in the second quarter of 2012, as new supply flooded into the market, according to the latest property report published from real estate consultancy Asteco.


Mideast M&A activity surges 45% to $8.5b in Q2

The region’s equity capital markets recorded issuances worth $5 billion down 40 per cent from the first six months of 2011, Thomson Reuters said in its 2012 investment banking analysis for the Middle East region.


Abu Dhabi firms to tap bond market in H2

Debt issuance from the Gulf region has held up well so far this year, as a turn to Islamic bonds - with their specific liquidity pool - and strong local liquidity helped confound volatile markets which stymied other emerging market borrowers.


Global investors snap up big chunks of Gulf bond issues

Just 43 per cent of Bahrain’s 10-year, $1.5 billion (Dh5.5 billion) sovereign bond, issued last Wednesday, was placed in the Middle East. Thirty-two per cent went to investors in Europe, including Britain, 14 per cent to the United States, and 11 pe


UAE Exchange inaugurates 600th global branch

Recently UAE Exchange expanded its network in Asia, Africa and Europe by commencing operations in China, Malaysia, Ireland, Botswana, Seychelles, Kenya and Morocco.


Gemini looks to Middle East and N Africa

Gemini Asset Management is launching a Middle East and North Africa credit fund in partnership with the National Bank of Abu Dhabi Asset Management Group.