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NBAD and Emirates make strong start for Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Awards

National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) and EmiratesNBD are at the top of the Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Awards Leader Boards after the first week of online voting. NBAD are involved in 17 deals in the Top-3 positions, and EmiratesNBD are amongst the arranger in 16. Other banks in strong positions at the half-way point are HSBC (15), Citi (13), Standard Chartered (12) and Mashreq (10).

7 Aug 2015

Interview: Craig Nethercott outlines how the drop in oil prices will impact the project pipeline

In June, Craig Nethercott, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP, took part in a panel at Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East which discussed how to finance energy and infrastructure in an environment of low oil prices. In the following interview, he sheds some light on how the drop in oil prices will impact the pipeline of projects across the Middle East and explains why banks may be looking at alternative…

3 Aug 2015

Interview: Samer Kader, explains the opportunities surrounding Dubai EXPO 2020

The EXPO 2020 has brought a wealth of opportunities to Dubai but which sectors will be experiencing the most growth? Samer Kader, Head, SEI Investments Middle East,discusses the benefits the EXPO will bring but also the impact it may have on corporate liabilities.

3 Aug 2015

Interview: Sharif Eid, FranklinTempleton Investments

Last month, Sharif Eid, Portfolio Manager, Global Sukuk and MENA Fixed Income, Franklin Templeton Investments, spoke at our Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East conference about active portfolio management and the opportunities for investors to capitalise on interest rate movements. In this video interview, he explains how high interest rates will impact unmanaged bond and sukuk portfolios.

24 Jul 2015

Nour Safa, Standard Chartered Bank, discusses DIFC Investments LLC's $700m Sukuk

With two weeks to go until the submission deadline, we have received over 100 nominations for the inaugural Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East Awards. In a video interview with GFC, Nour Safa, Associate Director, Debt Capital Markets MENA, Standard Chartered Bank, walks us through two of the nomations submitted by the bank.

18 Jul 2015

Interview: Salman Ahmed discusses the impact of low oil prices on fixed income investment

Last month, Salman Ahmed, Global Strategist and Senior Portfolio Manager, Lombard Odier Asset Management (Europe) Limited, presented a panel about impact of the drop in oil pricing on fixed income investment at our Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East event. Here he explains why the sharp fall in oil prices has been positive for the bond markets.

17 Jul 2015

Interview: Damian White, Noor Bank discusses their debut Sukuk issuance

Damian White, Treasurer, Noor Bank, spoke at our Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East conference about refinancing outstanding liabilities in the loan markets. Here he summarises the main points to come out of their panel and walks us through Noor Bank’s recent Sukuk issuance.

10 Jul 2015

Interview with Andrew Jameson: Opportunities for ECA financing in the GCC region

Last month Andrew Jameson, General Manager, Head of Investment Banking Division for EMEA, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), moderated a panel about ECA-linked bond and loan financing at our Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East conference. Watch his video interview to find out about the opportunities that exist the use of ECA financing in the GCC region.

3 Jul 2015

Interview with Faisal Hasan, KAMCO: Impact of oil prices on the GCC macreconomic situation

In this video interview, Faisal Hasan, Senior Vice President, Investment Research, KAMCO Investment Company (KAMCO), discusses how much the drop in oil prices will add pressure to the GCC’s macroeconomic situation.

26 Jun 2015

Interview with Sherif Magdy El Gabaly: Investing in Egypt

Sherif Magdy El Gabaly, Chief Executive Officer, E~NARA Energy and Industrial Investment, outlines upcoming projects coming online in Egypt and shares his views on whether Egypt can attract sponsorship from international investors.

21 Jun 2015

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