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Cure for lending constipation needed

Yes, the market for IPOs is opening up, investors are regaining confidence and the worst seems to be over, but challenges are still looming and there’s a dire need for a change in regulation. Or so suggested Shuaa Capitals’ chief Sameer al-Ansari.

“With the balance sheet of banks, whatever is keeping them constipated, we need to give them something to start. Banks have to be more comfortable and confident that there are no more shocks on the horizon,” said Ansari at the Reuters Middle East Investment Summit in Dubai on Tuesday.

Oct 18, 2010
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Is investor confidence returning to the Middle East?

A recovery in the Middle East and the prospects for investment are on the agenda at the Reuters Middle East and Investment Summit, taking place in Dubai, Riyadh, Cairo, Kuwait, Beirut, Bagdad, Abu Dhabi and London.

In the wake of Dubai’s debt crisis, which rocked financial markets globally and dented confidence in the region, top executives and officials will discuss whether the investment climate in the region is improving and confidence returning. 2011 will be a year of more restructurings, but the region’s capital needs will lead to a surge in debt issues and even a possible revival of the IPO market.

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      "Ruben Ramirez is a Reporter and Producer at Reuters Television covering business and financial news. He is based in New York. Ramirez has reported for Reuters around the world. Prior to joining Reuters, Ramirez was a producer at CNN and CNN Financial News. While at CNN, Ramirez was part of the network's Emmy-Award winning coverage of 9/11. Before that, he was a writer and segment producer at CNBC. Ramirez studied Finance and Broadcast Journalism at Boston University."
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