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Mideast Stocks: Most major markets end higher on oil price gains | 路透

Mideast Stocks: Most major markets end higher on oil price gains | 路透 Most major Gulf stock markets finished higher on Wednesday as oil prices jumped after industry data showed a bigger-than-expected drop in U.S. crude inventories, before rising global COVID-19 infections capped the crude price gains.Brent crude rose to a session high of $57.42 a barrel, their highest since Feb. 24, before prices steadied. [O/R]In Dubai, the main index firmed 0.8% for its fifth straight session of gains, with th...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Emirates NBD, Mideast, Emaar Properties, Formosa, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Dubai Islamic Bank, National Commercial Bank, First Abu Dhabi Bank FAB, Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Services Group Co


Major Gulf markets firm in early trade; #Qatar dips | Reuters

Major Gulf markets firm in early trade; Qatar dips | Reuters Most major Gulf stock markets firmed on Wednesday against the backdrop of rising oil prices, with indexes in the United Arab Emirates on track to extend gains for fifth straight session.Oil prices gained more than 1% after industry data showed a bigger than expected drop in inventories. Brent crude was up 79 cents, or 1.4%, at $57.37 a barrel by 0420 GMT, having risen 1.7% in the previous session. [O/R]Saudi Arabia’s benchmark index ga...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Reuters, Emaar Properties, Formosa, QNB, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Dubai Islamic Bank, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Major Gulf, SABIC Agri Nutrients Co


Sabic (SABIC AB) Taps Bond Market for $1 Billion - Bloomberg

Sabic (SABIC AB) Taps Bond Market for $1 Billion - Bloomberg:Saudi Basic Industries Corp., the chemical maker in which Saudi Arabia’s state oil company holds a majority stake, is raising $1 billion in the biggest corporate dollar bond offering from the Middle East this year.The company, known as Sabic, is selling $500 million of 10-year notes at 155 basis points over the midswap rate, down from initial price talk of 190 basis points, according to a person familiar with the matter. It also is off...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Bloomberg, Taiwan, Middle East, Dublin, Taipei, SABIC, Saudi Basic Industries Corp, Formosa, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, New Taiwan Dollar


UPDATE 1- #SaudiArabia's SABIC issues $1 billion in two-part bonds - Reuters

UPDATE 1-Saudi Arabia's SABIC issues $1 billion in two-part bonds - Reuters:Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC), the world’s fourth-biggest petrochemicals firm, sold $1 billion in dual-tranche bonds on Thursday, as Gulf debt markets pick up after the summer break.SABIC sold $500 million of 10-year bonds and $500 million of 30-year Formosa bonds, a document issued by one of the banks leading the deal and seen by Reuters showed.Formosa bonds are sold in Taiwan by foreign borrowers and are denomina...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Gulf, Reuters, SABIC, Formosa, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudi Basic Industries Corp SABIC


#SaudiArabia's SABIC starts marketing $1 billion dual-tranche bonds - document - Reuters

Saudi Arabia's SABIC starts marketing $1 billion dual-tranche bonds - document - Reuters:Saudi Basic Industries Corp , the world’s fourth-biggest petrochemicals firm, started marketing a $1 billion dual-tranche bond offering on Thursday consisting of 10-year bonds and 30-year Formosa bonds, a document showed.SABIC will sell $500 million in each tranche. It gave initial price guidance of around 190 basis points (bps) over midswaps for the 10-year tranche and around 3.375% for the 30-year Formosa ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Reuters, SABIC, Saudi Basic Industries Corp, Formosa, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


H-3 tunnel coronavirus testing commences despite feds saying no, vets gather for 75th WWII anniversary, UH students investigated for recreating George Floyd death, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Cars line up for coronavirus testing Sept. 1, 2020 PC:Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Hawaii Ignores Feds, Uses H-3 For COVID-19 Testing Anyway. Federal highway officials cited safety concerns and the military’s access between Pearl Harbor and Kaneohe Bay for their denial but the state is proceeding regardless. Civil Beat.Feds spurn COVID-19 testing held on H-3 freeway. Hawaii officials acknowledged facing the potential loss of federal transportation funding after the Federal Hig...
Tags: Travel, Defense, US, Missouri, Hawaii, Kaiser, Pacific Rim, Pearl Harbor, Portland Trail Blazers, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Maui, Department Of Education, State, Honolulu


UPDATE 1-Government of #Sharjah hires banks for 30-yr Formosa bonds - document - Reuters

UPDATE 1-Government of Sharjah hires banks for 30-yr Formosa bonds - document - Reuters:Sharjah, the third-largest emirate of the United Arab Emirates, has hired banks to arrange the issuance of U.S. dollar-denominated 30-year Formosa bonds, a document showed on Monday.Sharjah has hired Citi, Emirates NBD Capital, HSBC, Invest Bank, JPMorgan and Standard Chartered to arrange an investor call on Monday, to be followed by the issuance, subject to market conditions, the document from one of the ban...
Tags: Travel, Standard Chartered, United Arab Emirates, Sharjah, Reuters, Formosa, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Mubadala expected to sell $3 bln - $4 bln in three-tranche bonds - document - Reuters

Mubadala expected to sell $3 bln - $4 bln in three-tranche bonds - document - Reuters:Abu Dhabi’s state fund Mubadala was expected to sell $3 billion to $4 billion in a three-tranche bond offering and has received more than $17 billion in combined orders for the deal, a document showed on Tuesday.Mubadala tightened its price guidance to around 220 basis points (bps) over midswaps for the six-year notes, around 245 bps over midswaps for the 10-year bonds and around 4.1% for the dual-listed 30-yea...
Tags: Travel, Abu Dhabi, Reuters, Formosa, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mubadala


Mubadala hires banks for three-tranche bond issue -sources - Reuters

Mubadala hires banks for three-tranche bond issue -sources - Reuters:Abu Dhabi state fund Mubadala has hired banks for a potential three-tranche bond issue consisting of six and 10-year conventional bonds and 30-year dual-listed Formosa bonds, sources said on Monday.Mubadala hired Banca IMI, BNP Paribas, BofA Securities, First Abu Dhabi Bank, HSBC, Natixis and Societe Generale to arrange investor calls on Monday, to be followed by the issuance, subject to market conditions.Sources told Reuters l...
Tags: Travel, Abu Dhabi, Reuters, Societe Generale, Formosa, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mubadala


UPDATE 1- #Qatar National Bank to sell seven-year dollar bonds - Reuters

UPDATE 1-Qatar National Bank to sell seven-year dollar bonds - Reuters:Qatar National Bank (QNB), the Gulf’s biggest bank by assets, on Wednesday started marketing U.S. dollar-denominated bonds with a seven-year maturity, a document showed.QNB has hired Barclays, Credit Agricole, Mizuho , QNB Capital and Standard Chartered to arrange the potential deal, which would be of benchmark size - normally meaning upwards of $500 million.QNB Finance is the issuer and Qatar National Bank is the guarantor f...
Tags: Travel, Gulf, Reuters, Formosa, Qatar National Bank, QNB, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Qatar National Bank QNB, QNB Finance


CORRECTED-UPDATE 1- #Qatar National Bank issues $600 mln Formosa bond - Reuters

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Qatar National Bank issues $600 mln Formosa bond - Reuters:Qatar National Bank, the Gulf’s biggest bank by assets, has issued a $600 million Formosa bond as part of efforts to diversify its funding sources, a spokesman said, while sources said the issue was for 40 years.Formosa bonds are sold in Taiwan by foreign borrowers and are denominated in currencies other than the Taiwanese dollar.Morgan Stanley was the sole arranger of the transaction, two sources familiar with the mat...
Tags: Travel, Taiwan, Morgan Stanley, Gulf, Reuters, Formosa, Qatar National Bank, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Book Review: Lord of Formosa

Book Review: Lord of Formosa Lord of Formosa begins in 1624 and relays the sweeping saga of a boy born in the same year in Nagasaki, Japan at the same time as the Dutch were creating a trading settlement in southwestern Taiwan. The Dutch become the first European colonists to settle on Taiwan. One man is destined to bring it all to an end. At a young age, our young protagonist, Zheng Shan, the son of a wealthy Chinese merchant and a Japanese woman, meets a fortune teller in Japan who promises ...
Tags: Travel, Books, Japan, China, Book Reviews, Blog, Taiwan, Features, Netherlands, Mainland China, Nagasaki Japan, Ming, Formosa, Southern Taiwan, Dutch East India Company, Historical Travel


Book Review: Formosa Moon by Joshua Samuel Brown and Stephanie Huffman

by    (Goodreads Author) and Stephanie Huffman ‘s review of Formosa Moon. From time to time, my work brings me unexpected treasure in the line of being able to read or edit for my author friends. I’ve known Joshua Samuel Brown since 2007. He has authored more than 15 books on his own and for guide book companies like Lonely Planet, Fodor’s and more. As his friend and as a fellow writer and editor, Josh made sure I had an advance reader copy of his new book – parts of which I had alr...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Asia, Book Reviews, Taiwan, Features, Taipei, Lonely Planet, Travel Advice, Cultural Travel, Carrie Kellenberger, Expat Life, Joshua Samuel Brown, Josh, Brown, Stephanie


Saudi representatives meet Taiwan bond investors in non-deal roadshow - sources | Reuters

:Saudi Arabian government representatives were in Taiwan last week to meet bond investors in a so-called “non-deal roadshow”, sources familiar with the matter said. A potential sale of Formosa bonds – debt securities sold in Taiwan by foreign issuers and denominated in currencies other than the Taiwanese dollar – could allow Saudi Arabia to tap a new investor base at a time of adverse conditions in emerging markets.To offset lower revenues caused by a slump in oil prices, the Saudi government ha...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Reuters, Formosa, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


7 Alternative Things to do in Taipei, Taiwan

Looking for things to do in Taipei? Local writer Teresa Ho shares her to 7 Alternative Places to Visit in Taipei, Taiwan Things to do in Taipei Located in Taiwan, formerly known as ‘Formosa’ meaning beautiful island, Taipei is a city much more modest and laid-back than its more well-known Asian cities like Hong Kong, […] Read the original post 7 Alternative Things to do in Taipei, Taiwan on The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Taipei, Travel Blog, Taipei Taiwan, Formosa, Teresa Ho, Taipei Located


A Brief Report from the Great Taiwan Toilet Paper Panic of 2018

Guest Author: Joshua Samuel Brown Each country must face its own test of fire. Every Briton, rich or poor, speaks in hushed tones of the London Blitz. Any American over 60 can tell you where they were on the day President Kennedy was shot. And No Taiwanese will ever forget the last week of February, 2018, a period that will forever be etched in national memory as The Great Taiwan Toilet Paper Panic. It started as an ordinary week, with Taiwanese citizens preparing for the annual lantern festival...
Tags: Travel, Asia, China, Taiwan, Features, Xi Jinping, Short Stories, Taipei, KO, Kennedy, Expat Life, Joshua Samuel Brown, Tsai, Tsai Ing, Taipei City, Kaohsiung


Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank issues $320 mln Formosa bond -sources

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank issues $320 mln Formosa bond -sources:"Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB), the emirate's second largest bank by assets, raised $320 million through the sale of a five-year Formosa bond, sources told Reuters on Thursday.Several Gulf banks have made forays into the Formosa market in the past year or so, including ADCB. Formosa bonds are sold in Taiwan by foreign issuers and denominated in currencies other than the Taiwanese dollar.The sale, which was settled on Wednesday, w...
Tags: Travel, Taiwan, Reuters, Formosa, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank ADCB, ADCB Formosa



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