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DUBAI Doha Bank has cut around 10 jobs in the United Arab Emirates and plans to put some staff in the region on unpaid leave, sources said, as it copes with the fallout from Qatar's rift with its Arab neighbors.
DUBAI/PARIS France's Credit Agricole has agreed to sell about half its 31.1 percent stake in Banque Saudi Fransi (BSF) to billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal's Kingdom Holding for 5.76 billion riyals ($1.54 billion).
DUBAI/BANGALORE JBF RAK, a United Arab Emirates subsidiary of Indian polyester maker JBF Industries, expects to resume production of PET resin as soon as next month after financial problems in the group disrupted operations, a senior company official said.
DUBAI HSBC is planning to add staff to its Saudi Arabian operations as the kingdom embarks on one of the biggest economic transformations attempted by any country, the bank's regional chief Georges Elhedery told Reuters.
DUBAI, Aug 4 A unit of Qatar's Doha Bank is seeking to sell some of its assets in the United Arab Emirates to local lenders, two banking sources said, the first major move by a Qatari lender to cut exposure to the Gulf's main financial and wealth centre.
DUBAI, Aug 3 Bahrain's Ithmaar Holding is exploring the sale of its 25.4 percent stake in BBK BSC, which has operations in Bahrain and Kuwait, India and Dubai, sources familiar with the matter said.
DUBAI Property developer Nakheel wants recurring income to increase to more than 50 percent of all revenue by 2021 as it opens more shopping malls in Dubai, its chairman told Reuters.
DUBAI/LONDON Saudi Aramco's advisers have recommended London for the historic listing of the oil company, with U.S. disclosure rules a concern for Saudi authorities, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
DUBAI Saudi Arabia has hired Goldman Sachs to manage the sale of a stake in Riyadh airport, the first major privatisation of an airport in the kingdom, three sources familiar with the matter said.
DUBAI Saudi King Salman on Thursday decreed the consolidation of counter-terrorism and domestic intelligence under a new body, in a major overhaul of the security apparatus weeks after the interior minister was ousted from the royal succession.