State-owned companies in Qatar must now seek approval from the Ministry of Finance before undertaking any borrowing activity, banking sources said on Tuesday, as the country looks to avoid unsustainable debt levels in a rush for growth.
With the United States just a day away from exhausting its ability to borrow money, US Senate leaders were still discussing a deal late on Tuesday aimed at raising the debt limit and reopening federal agencies that have been closed for two weeks
Abu Dhabi state fund Aabar Investments, weakened by a slump at key assets, faces a near doubling in borrowing costs as it closes in on a refinancing package to repay a $2 billion loan due in May, banking sources said.
The fund, th
Spain's medium-term borrowing costs spiralled to a euro-era record at an auction on Thursday, hours before an independent audit was due to reveal how big a capital hole in Spanish banks needs to be filled by a euro zone bailout.
A bailout for Spain's teetering banks, once requested by Madrid, could amount to as much as 100 billion euros ($125 billion), two senior EU sources told Reuters on Saturday.
Spain has not yet made a formal request for European aid but
Gulf Arab governments may be pressured into increasing sovereign borrowing next year to raise funds on behalf of state-linked companies, as wide credit spreads make raising corporate debt expensive.
This year, Bahrain, Qatar and Dubai issu
The United Arab Emirates' market regulator has published new draft rules on short-selling and borrowing, asking investors for feedback, as it looks to boost dwindling trade and attract more foreign investment.
The Securities and Commod
China bluntly criticised the US on Saturday one day after the superpower's credit rating was downgraded, saying the "good old days" of borrowing were over.
Standard & Poor's cut the US long-term credit rating from top-tier AAA by a not
A quarter of Saudi borrowers have fallen behind on loan repayments, affecting some 200 financial institutions, the head of a credit bureau said.
Consumers who have fallen behind make up 24 percent of borrowers in the kingdom, Nabil Al-Mub
Qatar National Bank has signed a $1.85 billion five-year syndicated term loan, the largest credit raised for a Middle Eastern bank, the bank said.
The deal was increased twice in syndication from an initial $1.6 billion after a strong top-