Ithmaar Bank

Business close-up: Ithmaar Bank

In August 2008, Ithmaar joined forces with two leading Middle East banks, Bahrain-based Gulf Finance House and Abu Dhabi Investment House, to form Vision 3, an organisation that provides high-value investment opportunities across a range of sectors including food security

Turkey can attract $9b in Gulf Arab funding

Turkey can attract up to $9 billion funds from Gulf Arab funds, mainly in food and agriculture, the head of the Turkish Investment Support and Promotion Agency said on Monday. "We are working on a big project for the southeastern Anatolia region."

New Gulf funds find investment niches

Three new investment funds controlled by prominent Gulf investors will sink at least US$2.8 billion (Dh10.3 bn) into infrastructure, agriculture and hospitality projects in the Middle East and South Asia.

Sharia initiatives worth $10bn launched

Three of the Gulf's biggest financial house has teamed up to launch three investment vehicles worth $10 billion (Dh36.7bn). The 'strategic' alliance between Gulf Finance House, Ithmaar Bank and Abu Dhabi Investment House covers the infrastructure, agricultural and hospitality sectors and are expected to bring return on investments in 18 months. The agricultural fund is considering Australia, China, the Philippies, India and North African countries for food production and livestock.