HSBC appoints Jones Lang LaSalle as strategic property partner for MENA

Jones Lang LaSalle announced today that HSBC has appointed the firm as a strategic property partner across the MENA region. This is part of HSBC’s ongoing plan to streamline its global property operations, enhance governance and improve portfolio planning. The regional transaction partnership role will provide a global standard operating procedure along with enhanced in-country […]

HSBC to cut 30,000 jobs worldwide

International banking giant HSBC confirmed on Monday it would cut a further 25,000 jobs between now and 2013 as part of a broader cost-cutting drive. Research additional information: Which country comes top for skills and education? UAE 54th Unsurprisingly, Europe dominates the global league table for skills and education holding seven of the top 10 […]

Emirates prepares for dollar-denominated bond issue

Emirates Airline, Dubai’s flagship carrier has picked four banks to arrange meetings for a prospective dollar-denominated bond issue, according to a statement issued today. HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Emirates NBD and Morgan Stanley have been mandated as joint lead managers and joint book runners. Research additional information: Boeing Names Bernie Dunn Middle East President Boeing (NYSE: […]

Interest rates on mortgages sliding

The international banking giant HSBC has become the latest lender to cut interest rates in the UAE. HSBC brought down rates on conventional and Islamic mortgages to 5.49 per cent for new customers who put down a 40 per cent deposit. The bank also cut down arrangement fees for its existing customers. HSBC now offers […]

Over 500 global brands to showcase latest innovations at ADIHEX 2010

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More than 30 countries represented at Abu Dhabi’s annual flagship cultural event Over 75 per cent of exhibitors from last year rebooked for ADIHEX 2010 Over 500 global brands in weaponry and equipment manufacturing from over 30 countries will be showcasing their latest products at the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) 2010, […]