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Govt regulations, human capital back Bahrain growth

Bahrain continues to benefit from favourable supply-side factors: supportive human capital, mature regulatory environment and cost-competitiveness versus regional financial centres, as well as connectivity to Saudi Arabia, a report said.

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Iran looks to shift funding needs to capital markets

Iran's government plans to shift part of its borrowing from local corporate investors to the capital markets, a move that could stimulate trading in debt securities and help the economy recover from years of economic sanctions.

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Egypt's debts to foreign oil companies up to $3.2bn

Egypt's outstanding arrears to foreign oil companies rose to $3.2 billion at the end of March from $3 billion at the end of December, an official at the ministry of petroleum told Reuters on Wednesday.   The

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UAE banks agree 'mini insolvency law' to help SMEs

Banks in the UAE will suspend legal action against small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) struggling to repay debt for up to three months to prevent a surge in defaults that may jeopardise the economy. The initiative, which inv

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Zain closer to selling towers in Kuwait, Saudi

Kuwaiti telecoms group Zain is narrowing the field of potential bidders for its mobile transmitter towers in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Should a deal be concluded for the 7,000 towers o

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Egypt to issue euro-denominated debt for expats

Egypt's three largest state-owned banks will issue euro-denominated debt certificates for Egyptians living abroad, with maturities of one, three and five years, the National Bank of Egypt (NBE) said on Saturday. Egypt aims to

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Debt 'curse' raises worries in wealthy Qatar

Credit cards on the limit, huge bank borrowings and a struggle to repay loans: these are the personal debt problems of some Qataris despite the Gulf state's reputation for fabulous wealth. Generous government salaries and free

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Debt deal for Limitless closer after Silver Point sale

A debt restructuring for Dubai-based developer Limitless moved closer after Silver Point Capital sold its share of the Dh4.45 billion ($1.2 billion) debt last month, two sources involved in the process said.   US

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Saudi ACWA Power plans to raise $8bn debt

Saudi Arabia's ACWA Power plans to raise $8 billion of debt in the first half of this year to finance projects that will help to boost its generating capacity by a third by the end of 2016, its CEO told Reuters.  

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Foreign oil firms to settle Iran's debt in euros: Zangeneh

Iran's oil minister said foreign oil companies that owe his country billions of dollars are likely to settle their debts in euros.   Greece's Hellenic Petroleum, Italy's Saras and Royal Dutch Shell ow

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