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Thomson Reuters hosts MENA International Financing Review Awards in Dubai

Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, will host the first MENA International Financing Review Awards in Dubai on March 31, 2014.

Established for 40 years, International Financing Review is the most authoritative source of global capital markets intelligence. Matthew Davies, the Editor of IFR, said: “IFR’s annual awards have, over the past 20 years, come to be regarded as the ultimate symbol of achievement in the financial industry. We are now seeking to honour those institutions that have achieved excellence in the Middle East’s capital markets throughout 2013 with the introduction of the IFR Middle East Awards.”

2013 saw a series of impressive deals in the MENA region. According to Thomson Reuters’ Middle Eastern Investment Banking Analysis, debt issuance in the region in 2013 totaled $38.6 billion. UAE accounted for two-fifths of this activity and ranked top of active nations for DCM activity followed by followed by Saudi Arabia with 22%.

“IFR is launching this initiative in the Middle East to pay tribute to this buoyant activity and partner with all market participants to increase competitiveness in the region,” Mr. Davies added.

The IFR Middle East Awards ceremony brings together the most influential and respected figures in the region’s capital markets. It is aimed at promoting best practice and contributing to capital markets excellence. The IFR Awards categories are Investment Bank of the Year; Regional Investment Bank of the Year; Issuer of the Year; Deal of the Year and Islamic Deal of the Year.

The winners will be announced in March 2014.

Tarek Fleihan
Head, Corporate Communications & Public Relations
Middle East, Africa & Russia / CIS
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