Qatar’s bond market is off to its worst start in three years even as the country ramps up $200 billion of spending to host soccer’s 2022 World Cup.
Banks in the United Arab Emirates will be required to comply with four so-called “liquidity ratios” to help them withstand market disruptions and avoid a cluster of debt payments, according to new central bank rules.
Egypt’s increased reliance on local lenders to finance its budget shortfall may stifle any economic recovery by reducing the incentive of banks to lend to companies.
"The recovery in the U.A.E. is still under way and current valuations leave room for a lot of upside."
- Jaap Meijer on Oct 22, 2014