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  • Brent-crude-price-rise-kipp

    Brent stays above $102 on China stimulus hopes

    Asia shares extend rally as China growth within expectations; Bernanke's semi-annual monetary policy report key this week; Brent to retrace to $101.26 –technicals; Coming Up: U.S. retail sales mm June

    July 16, 2012 10:26
  • Petroleum Development Oman

    Iraq signs gas contract with Pakistan Petroleum

    Iraq signed an initial gas exploration contract with Pakistan Petroleum on Sunday as part of its push to attract more foreign investment to develop its energy sector following years of war and sanctions.

    July 15, 2012 5:16
  • 200-bank-muscat

    Key Dubai shareholder opts out of bank Muscat rights sale

    Dubai Group sells rights to buy shares at discount; Bank Muscat eyes $251 mln from discounted rights sale; Dubai has rights to buy 33 mln shares in the Omani bank;Dubai Group is bank's second largest shareholder with 14.7 pct stake

    July 15, 2012 5:07
  • Dar-al-Arkan

    Dar al-Arkan to repay all sukuk by end-2015

    Dar to repay further 2.4 bln riyals debt by 2015; Does not plan to issue new sukuk this year; Expects at least 10 pct profit growth in Q3, Q4; Aims for over 10 pct growth in 2013; No impact from mortgage law this year

    July 15, 2012 5:06
  • UAE-central-bank

    UAE to require banks to hold 10 percent liquid assets

    Banks in the United Arab Emirates will have to hold high-quality liquid assets equal to 10 percent of their liabilities from Jan. 1 next year, under a rule introduced by the UAE central bank as it prepares the sector to comply with Basel III global standards.

    July 15, 2012 5:06
  • UAE's Hormuz bypass

    UAE ships first oil via Fujairah as Iran threats escalate

    As Iranian threats to close the Strait of Hormuz grew louder over the weekend, the United Arab Emirates quietly loaded its first cargo on Sunday from its long-awaited new oil export terminal on the Gulf of Oman.

    July 15, 2012 5:04