Middle East banking M&A deals touch $7b in 2012

he Middle East posted a strong jump in banking M&A (mergers and acquisitions) deal values in 2012, to nearly $7 billion, up from $1.5 billion in 2011, according to a study by global consulting firm PwC.


Nakheel net profit rises 36%

Analysts expect Nakheel’s growth to continue in 2013 as it continues to hand over units and market sentiment improves


Scepticism over US$6bn Qatari IPO

given Qatar’s small population and the size of its stock market, observers doubt that the the deal will go through in its present form.