Dubai impact not feeding through to Asia

Asia appears relatively immune from DubaiÆs debt problems, while Dubai World says less than half the amount of debt initially believed to be affected is included under the standstill agreement.
December 02, 2009

Barclays shareholders take the bait

Barclays shareholders lap up $754 million worth of reserve capital instruments, but the outcome of a forthcoming vote on the investment by Abu Dhabi- and Qatar-based investors is still unclear.
November 19, 2008

Barclays pays dearly for independence

Middle East investors provide the UK bank with more cash, but the high cost of the $11.4 billion capital injection raises questions about whether government funding would have been preferable.
November 02, 2008

Coutts goes to Qatar

The private banking arm of the Royal Bank of Scotland gets a license to operate in the Qatar Financial Centre.
June 19, 2008