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StanChart unit to invest $175m in Nuqul’s FINE

A Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE) led consortium has invested $175 million for a significant minority stake in FINE, a leading integrated tissue manufacturer across the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region. The majo

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MSCI to launch Saudi, GCC indexes on June 1

Index provider MSCI said that it would launch standalone equity indexes for Saudi Arabian stocks from June 1 along with a number of other regional benchmarks in the Middle East. So far, MSCI only had provisional indexes covering t

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Barclays launches $154m fund for UK tech firms growth

Barclays launched a new 100 million pound ($154 million) fund on Friday to lend cash to fast growing British technology firms who may not want to sell an equity stake. Barclays said it will lend up to five million pounds for three

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Equity signs new corporate governance deals in Mideast

Equity, a leader of governance and legal management software solutions for major corporations, has signed significant new contracts in the Middle East. The French firm’s new references result from the combination of three fa

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Saxo Bank strengthens capital base with $46m issue

Saxo Bank, a leading online trading and investment specialist, has strengthened its capital base by issuing Convertible Tier 2 Notes in exchange for €46.25 million ($49.6 million) and by issuing new equity capital in the am

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GCC family businesses eyeing IPOs to raise funds

As the Gulf's initial public offering (IPO) and private equity markets rebound, aided by improved confidence in the regional economy, companies '“ including family businesses '“ are increasingly looking at IPOs or private

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Gold rises above $1,200, shrugs off rising equities

Gold has edged up above $1,200 an ounce as buyers helped the metal hold up against rising equity markets, paring losses fuelled by worries over a looming hike in US interest rates. A surge in gold prices to above $1,230 an ounce l

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ADIB offers low-risk exposure to EU equities

UAE-based Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) said it is offering a new 100 per cent capital-protected note that gives investors exposure to European equities. Having suffered in the wake of the global economic crisis, European equities

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India to launch new Islamic equity fund

Mumbai-based SBI Funds Management will launch an Islamic equity mutual fund next month to tap into India's large but underserved Muslim population, although the country still lags in developing sharia-compliant debt alternatives.

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Kuwait to sell Dow Chemical's petchem venture shares to public

Kuwait plans to offer to the public the shares in Kuwaiti joint ventures which US petrochemicals giant Dow Chemical plans to sell off, state news agency Kuna quoted a senior Kuwaiti executive as saying.  

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