World Finance GCC Investment and Development Awards

By World Finance, PRNE
Thursday, June 24, 2010

LONDON, June 25, 2010 - Founded in 1981 as a way to promote coordination between member states in
all fields in order to achieve unity, the GCC countries have benefited
enormously from assets and oil and gas reserves. These resources have
generated significant financial liquidity in the six years between 2001 and
2007. This unified GCC market, whose present GDP exceeds $300bn, offers
trading and investment opportunities, attracts significant FDI, especially
from multinational corporations targeting regional manufacturing and services
sectors. World Finance is pleased to recognise the Council's leading
companies. Congratulations to the winners.

    Best GCC Inward Investment Agency
    Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (Saudi Arabia)

    Best GCC Development Fund
    Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (Kuwait)

    Best GCC Structured Finance Company
    Kuwait Finance House (Kuwait)

    Best GCC Financial Centre
    Dubai International Financial Centre (UAE)

    Best GCC Outward Investment Company
    Aabar Investments (UAE)

    Best GCC Holding Compan
    General Holding Corporation (UAE)

    Best GCC Shariah-Compliant Investment Advisory Company
    Muthanna Investment Company (Kuwait)

    Best GCC Family Owned Investment Group
    Al Habtoor Group (UAE)

    Major GCC Regional Philanthropist
    Sheikh Mohammed Al Jaber (Saudi Arabia)

    Best GCC Fund Management Company
    SinoGulf Investments (UAE)

    Best GCC Private Equity Firm
    Capital Management House (Bahrain)

    Best GCC Conventional Investment Advisory
    Bayan Investment (Kuwait)

    Most Innovative GCC Investment Destination
    Ras Al Khaimah (UAE)

    GCC Excellence in Economic Development Award
    Bahrain Economic Development Board (Bahrain)

    Best GCC Real Estate Developer
    Qatari Diar (Qatar)

    Best GCC Infrastructure Development Project
    United Development Company (Qatar)

    Best GCC Specialised Economic Zone Developer
    Tecom Investments (UAE)

    Best GCC Economic City
    King Abdullah City (Saudi Arabia)

    Best GCC Tourism Development Company
    Oman Tourism Development Company (Oman)

    Best GCC Hotel & Leisure Project Development
    Yas Island (UAE)

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