Middle East Business News

Is Chinese E-commerce Giant Set To Eclipse Saudi Aramco's Record IPO?

Financial arm of Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba is planning the biggest IPO in history, raising as much as $35bn in a ... Read more

Coronavirus Set To Deliver 5.2% GDP Blow To UAE Economy In 2020

Latest central bank forecasts show a deeper contraction this year than first estimated, dragged down by disruptions caus... Read more

Abu Dhabi Reveals Huge Surge In Saudi Trade Deals

The value of non-oil trade in goods between Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia over the past decade hits $134.5bn, just slightly... Read more

Saudi Arabia To 'assess All Options' To Boost Economy After Coronavirus Impact

Commerce Minister says gov't is reing what is 'best for the people and the nation and its interests' Read more

Are Green Bonds The Future For The Gulf Or Just A Gimmick?

Analysts ponder the rise of green bonds in a region known for oil wells, tankers and sprawling natural-gas plants Read more

Lebanon's Inflation Nightmare Intensifies Amid Economic Crisis

Lebanon witnesses another dramatic inflation surge in August, deepening the misery of the country's growing number of po... Read more

Will The Chance To Retire In Dubai Appeal To British Expats?

Arabian Business asks the experts whether the emirate's new retirement visa will be an attractive option for UK citizens Read more

Lebanese Bank Deposits Slump $15bn In 2020 As Confidence Sinks

Lebanese banks have signalled a $31 billion drop in deposits since early 2019, the largest drop for decades Read more

Will Gulf Investors Be Put Off By London Property Price Rises?

Average prices in prime London property markets climbed by 0.3 percent in August - the highest jump in five years Read more

Abu Dhabi's ADQ Buys 22% Stake In Logistics Giant Aramex

Shares were acquired through a series of on-market transactions and through an off-market special deal, says ADQ Read more

Abu Dhabi Set To Open First International Investment Office In Tel Aviv

Abu Dhabi Investment Office reveals plans as part of expansion of representative offices in Europe, North America and As... Read more

The Man Seeking To Breathe New Life Into Lebanon's Manufacturing Sector

Alexandre Harkous aims to offer new platform to finance Lebanon's imports through his Cedar Oxygen initiative Read more

Why Saudi Arabia Could Soon Rival Dubai For Fintech Funding

AstroLabs co-founder highlights 'exciting growth' in Gulf kingdom as it looks to enhance its digital ecosystem Read more

Japan's Nomura Cuts Investment Banking Jobs In Dubai

Tokyo-based brokerage shrinks its Middle East footprint and moves coverage of the region to staff in other offices Read more

Lebanon Succumbs To The Highest Debt-to-GDP Ratio In The World

Beirut Port blast, coronavirus add up to an economic crisis which could see GDP fall from $55bn to $25bn in just two yea... Read more