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UAE issues new rule on M&A of joint stock companies

The UAE government has issued a new directive with regard to the regulations of mergers and acquisitions of UAE-based joint stock companies, said a report. The directive was issued by Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Econ

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Mena M&A value hits record $30.5bn in H2 2016

The second half of 2016 was a record semester for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the Mena region since 2013 with $30.5 billion in deals—almost three times the first half of the year, a report said. Megadeals drove thi

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NMC sees 2016 earnings jump on recent buyouts

NMC Health, the UAE-based healthcare provider, expects earnings to increase by 45 per cent this year on the back of recent and future acquisitions as well as organic growth, its deputy chief executive said on Sunday. The company c

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Mideast M&A value tops $56bn in 2015

The value of announced M&A transactions with any Middle Eastern involvement reached $56.2 billion during full year 2015, 13 per cent more than the value registered during the same period in 2014, an industry expert said. &ldqu

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Takeovers likely to continue in insurance sector

Merger and takeover activity is likely to continue in the coming months as (re)insurers increasingly seek ways to deploy capital and create scale against a backdrop of ongoing soft market conditions and weak investment returns, a report said.

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Mega deals drive global M&A activity

A string of large transactions drove the value of global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity up by 54 per cent in the first quarter compared to the same period last year, reflecting greater deal-making confidence among chief executives.

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Ahli United eyes Mideast acquisitions

Bahrain-based Ahli United Bank (AUB) continues to seek opportunities to develop its banking franchise in the region through acquisitions and expansion of its existing network, said its chairman. Fahad Al Rajaan told the Gulf Daily

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Ahli United eyeing acquisitions across region

Bahrain-based Ahli United Bank (AUB) is looking for acquisitions in its existing markets and in new ones as it tries to build a network across the Middle East, its chief executive said. Its desire to expand across borders reflects

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Zain eyes IT acquisitions to boost data services

Kuwait mobile operator Zain will make acquisitions and partnerships in computer-based industries this year to exploit rising demand for data and help offset falling conventional call and text income, its chief ex

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DIB eyes double-digit profit growth, acquisitions

Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) said it has dealt with much of its balance sheet weakness and should see profits for 2013 grow in the high double digits, allowing it to eye acquisitions in new markets in Asia. Leaders at the world's

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