Islamic finance: A funding alternative

Young couple Jawad and Amal are planning to purchase a home in Dubai this year. Being devout Muslims, they wish to finance their property in accordance with the principles of their faith. Having taken conventional mortgage offers from banks on board ... ( read original story ...)

Arab IPO Summit to focus on capital growth

The second Arab IPO Summit, a major gathering of capital market authorities and financial institutions upcoming in Dubai, UAE will highlight the critical aspects for the implementation of successful IPO (Initial Public Offerings). The event will be held on ... ( read original story ...)

UAE's first residential 'REIT' comes into being

Emirates REIT is listed on Nasdaq Dubai with a Dh2.8 billion portfolio of office buildings ... allowing the REIT to build-up a large portfolio in order to prepare for an IPO. According to Sylvain Vieujot, Chairman of Equitativa, “We believe this is ... ( read original story ...)

NSE Selects IDFC Chief Vikram Limaye As New CEO And MD

At present, Limaye is in Dubai to attend a meeting of the International Cricket Council (ICC). The appointment comes at a time when the exchange is preparing to launch its IPO estimated to be worth over Rs 10,000 crore. Besides, the bourse is facing ... ( read original story ...)

Global Investment Banking Internship Program

Global Banking Training - Dubai - 2 month Elite Global Investment Banking Internship is an unique opportunity to gain client-facing experience of real world transactions and working knowledge for Investment Banking, Private Equity and Hedge Fund careers. ( read original story ...)

S&P affirms Abu Dhabi’s ratings

We estimate the UAE's gross external financing needs at almost 115 per cent of usable reserves of the UAE central bank and CARs on average over the same period. “We expect the UAE dirham's exchange rate peg to the U.S. dollar will remain in place over ... ( read original story ...)

What about a poetry evening in Dubai today?

An annual poetry symposium, The Poetic Heart, is bringing together 12 poets from different nationalities, mature and young poets, at Emirates Institute of Banking and Financial Studies auditorium located at Dubai International Academic City today and tomorrow. ( read original story ...)

The bears gain control of UAE markets

then Ajman Bank could eventually hit 1.84 at a minimum. Bruce Powers, CMT, is chief technical analyst at He is based in Dubai. ( read original story ...)