Al Hilal Bank

Al Hilal Bank Term Arranger in Emirates Steel US$1.1bn Project Finance Deal

Funds will be utilised to finance ESI's capital expenditures for its expansion plans for additional manufacturing facilities. This transaction also comes in line with Al hilals commitment to Abu Dhabi's vision 2030 and supporting the Emirates strategic and vital business initiatives.

Ashurst advises Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank and Al Hilal Bank on Emirates Steel's US$1.1 billion project financing agreement

Ashurst acted as counsel to the Islamic banks. The team was lead by managing partner of Ashurst's Abu Dhabi office, David Wadham, assisted by associate Faris Hadi. Denton Wilde Sapte (Neil Cuthbert) acted as counsel to Emirates Steel and Allen & Over (Bimal Desai) acted as common lenders' counsel to the banks.

Al Hilal Islamic Bank to be opened in Kazakhstan

The Governments of Kazakhstan and the United Arab Emirates signed the agreement on opening of Al Hilal Islamic Bank in Kazakhstan; Aigul Tulekbayeva on Kazinform reports. The Bank’s nominal capital will make up over AED 100 mln and it will be opened in Astana and Almaty.

Al Hilal Bank stalls overseas plans

TradeArabia published a Reuters News on 8 January that Abu Dhabi's government-owned Al Hilal Bank is unlikely to break even this year and may slow overseas expansion due to the global crisis but will grow organically in the UAE. Al Hilal became operational in June last year and expected originally to turn a profit in 2009.

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