Second UAE REIT launches with Apex as Administrator

It is only the second ever REIT to be listed in the UAE and was the first IPO in the UAE this year. Tim Rose, Head of Real Estate at Emirates NBD Asset Management, said, “Following the successful IPO of ENBD REIT on Nasdaq Dubai, we are pleased to have ... ( read original story ...

Saudi Aramco IPO part of Kingdom’s diversification plan

and Dubai (UAE), which established itself as a trade, banking and media hub. At the center of Saudi Arabia’s economic transformation is the IPO (Initial Public Offering) of Saudi Aramco, the state owned oil company and its crown jewel. The Saudi ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai gets $3b airports finance deal

The Dubai government on Sunday said that it had secured $3 billion in long-term financing for expansion of its airports. The deal, for which HSBC acted as financial adviser, included a $1.63 billion, seven-year conventional loan and a $1.48 billion ... ( read original story ...)

Have you realised what banking is now?

This week, the focus is on access to other markets from the UAE. According to the world bank's financial inclusion data/global findex report, the total percentage of the UAE population with a formal savings account is 32 per cent. This is despite the ... ( read original story ...)

Mashreq CEO foresees branchless future for UAE bank

Dubai headquartered Mashreq could become a branchless bank thanks to new automation and self-service technology, said its CEO Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair in a speech this week to mark the bank's 50th anniversary. An announcement about a new digital only spin-off ... ( read original story ...)