Stock markets have retreated again over worries of further US interest rate rises after the Federal Reserve defied Donald Trump to increase rates for the fourth time this year.

The EU has confirmed it is “actively investigating” a potential breach of its diplomatic communications network, following reports that secret cables had been stolen by hackers.

The Bank of England has welcomed a “crucial and positive” move by the EU to help keep a key part of the financial system functioning in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit.

A handful of banks will be forced to write multimillion pound cheques to buy shares in the construction giant Kier Group after some of its biggest investors snubbed the chance to take part in a £250m fundraising.

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is to merge its consumer healthcare unit with that of rival Pfizer, to create a new market leader with almost £10bn in annual sales.

 

Santander has been fined more than £30m for “serious failings” in processing the accounts of dead customers, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) says.

Award winners 2018 – Real Estate

Armenia

Most innovative real estate loans

Fast Credit Capital UCO CJSC 

 

 

 

Egypt

Best Real Estate Loans

Egyptian Arab Land Bank

Ghana

Best Property Brokerage Company

CBC Properties

Kuwait

Fastest Growing Real Estate Fund 

Boubyan Capital

 

Best Property Investment and Management Company

United Real Estate Co

Qatar

Sustainable Project of the Year – QSTP Tech 4

ASTAD

 

Fastest Growing Real Estate Finance Company

First Finance

Saudi Arabia

Best Real Estate Investment Company

SEDCO Capital

 

UAE

Best Real Estate Development Company 

Five Holdings

 

Most Innovative Real Estate Development Company

Palma Holding