Dubai-based entertainment venue IMG Theme Park has successfully closed a 1.2 billion dirham ($327 million) syndicated Islamic facility, as the company prepares for an increase in the influx of tourists into the emirate.
Proceeds will go towards refinancing an existing corporate f
The global economy is taking a turn for the better, but its slow recovery must be taken into account, particularly in advanced economies, said Finance Minister and Minister in charge of Oil and Gas Affairs Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa.
He said this in a statement to the D
Bahrain and Kazakhstan are to usher in a new era of joint co-operation spanning all sectors.
The main focus will be on promoting economic, cultural and tourism co-operation in addition to boosting investment, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sis
Kuwait's Burgan Bank is said to have hired HSBC, Kamco and NBK Capital for a potential bond deal, according to bankers.
It is not clear at this stage if the planned deal will be in US dollars or Kuwaiti dinars, nor whether it will be senior or subordinated, though the latter
Gulf Finance House (GFH), Bahrain-based Islamic investment bank, plans to issue a sukuk or arrange new debt facilities of up to $500 million, said a report.
The funds raised will be used to restructure the current liabilities, develop projects and for acquisitions of new business
Egypt's Arabian Cement Company plans to hold international presentations from next week aimed at attracting investors to a stock market debut that would be the first in Cairo since the fall of autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
Chief Executive Jose Maria Magrina told Reuters the
Bahraini banks will be fully ready to implement the Basel III international banking standards on new capital requirements by next year, the governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) said.
The kingdom's banking sector remains very resilient and requirements to enhance the
Facebook is preparing to join the mobile-payments race with remittances and electronic-money services on the social network, the Financial Times (FT) has reported, citing several people involved in the process.
The company is close to obtaining approval from the Central Bank of I
The UAE and Saudi Arabia are expected to enjoy good economic growth this year, according to a Crédit Agricole Private Banking research report.
The ‘Macro Comment – Eastern Promises: Mena Update’ said Arab countries in the Middle East are in the mode of tw
Rushdi Siddiqui, an Islamic finance and halal industry pioneer, is joining US-based DinarStandard, a growth strategy research and advisory firm specializing in the global Islamic economies, as senior partner and global leader/head of Islamic Economy.
The Islamic economy, es