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Oil and gas investment

Qatar warns of weaker investment environment Subscription

21 December 2014 | By

Oil minister says oil and gas projects may see less investment due to lower oil prices

Water treatment plant

Oman retenders water treatment plant Subscription

21 December 2014 | By

Bids for Wadi Dayqah water treatment plant were originally submitted in mid-2013

Oil industry

Qatar says oil market may enter a new era Subscription

21 December 2014 | By

Oil minister says producers who cannot cope with lower prices may have to ‘step down’

Riyadh denies using oil as a weapon

Riyadh denies using oil as a weapon Subscription

21 December 2014 | By

Saudi energy minister says oil prices will recover

Kuwait City

Kuwait and non-Opec nations work on oil prices Subscription

21 December 2014 | By

Oil minister speaks at Organisation of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries conference

Design for Sitra refinery expansion to be completed by 2015

Design for Sitra refinery expansion to be completed by 2015 Subscription

21 December 2014 | By

Bahrain oil minister says all capital projects are going ahead as planned

Qatar and Egypt step closer to reconciliation

Qatar and Egypt step closer to reconciliation Subscription

21 December 2014 | By

It is hoped Saudi-arranged meeting will mend ties

Liquefied natural gas tanker

Bids in for Bahrain gas terminal Subscription

21 December 2014 | By

Russia’s Gazprom has offered to supply natural gas

Dubai Municipality is planning to build a deep-sewer tunnel and network in the Deira area of the emirate

Dubai plans Deira deep-sewer tunnel Subscription

21 December 2014 | By

Project will be similar to Abu Dhabi’s Strategic Tunnel Enhancement Programme

Doha in Qatar

Qatar's New Port Project on schedule Subscription

21 December 2014 | By

New port will be an important point of entry for materials in the run up to the world cup

Gas drilling

Egypt fracking pilot to take two to three years Subscription

21 December 2014 | By

Shell and Apache to test the future viability of shale and tight gas reserves

Railway

Oil prices force Oman rail to extend tender Subscription

21 December 2014 | By

Contractors fear instability caused by falling oil prices and request extension for rail tender in Oman

Coal-fired power station

Dubai extends deadline for coal project Subscription

21 December 2014 | By

State utility received prequalification entries from 17 companies in May

Ras Laffan Industrial City

Deadline extended for Ras Laffan water project Subscription

21 December 2014 | By

Bids now due in late February for reverse osmosis facility

Oil price drop attributed to non-Opec output

Oil price drop attributed to non-Opec output Subscription

21 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

UAE energy minister says oil producers’ group made correct decision in November

Bahrain outlook revised to negative

Bahrain outlook revised to negative Subscription

21 December 2014 | By

Downward revision by Fitch Ratings partly due to declining oil price

Lukoil invites bids for West Qurna wellpad

Lukoil invites bids for West Qurna wellpad Subscription

21 December 2014 | By

Companies given until 26 January for Iraq project covering 10 oil wells

Qatari developer Ezdan has agreed to increase the company’s foreign ownership limit from 25 per cent to 49 per cent

Qatar's Ezdan to increase foreign ownership Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

Qatari Emir calls for more foreign ownership in local listed companies to boost market

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Latest Analysis

Faced with an economic storm in 2015, Dubai’s response has been to plan for the long term

Dubai adopts cautious stance Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

Faced with an economic storm in 2015, the emirate’s response has been to plan for the long term

Concentrated solar power scheme

Solar market optimistic over region’s renewables prospects Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

UAE solar firm Enviromena says major solar programmes will move forward in spite of the drop in oil prices

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, chairman of DP World

Interview: Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, chairman, DP World Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

International ports operator DP World is cementing itself as a global trade player with major plans for future growth, according to its chairman. Rebecca Spong reports

DFM general index

Volatility rules on GCC stock markets Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

Oil prices stretch GCC stock market performance

Number of freehold residential transactions in Dubai

Oil prices unlikely to affect real estate in short term Subscription

17 December 2014 | By

Dubai’s real estate market witnessing relative stability as the region prepares for the impact of falling oil prices

Oil

Impact of falling oil prices on the UAE Subscription

17 December 2014

Like Kuwait and Qatar, the UAE is well prepared to deal with a period of low oil prices. It has substantial fiscal reserves, a relatively low breakeven price, and the strongest non-oil economy in the region

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Special Reports

Riyadh

Saudi Arabia: Riyadh must maintain spending momentum

17 December 2014

The kingdom should plough ahead with plans to invest in social infrastructure despite falling oil prices

Opec secretary-general Abdullah al-Badri

Opec sets the tone for 2015

15 December 2014 | By

Regional producers are not about to cut oil production and the assumptions that have underpinned forecasting in recent years have to be revisited

GCC healthcare is transforming into a free market

Healthcare: The GCC is transforming into a free market

10 December 2014

More states are rolling out universal insurance, which will ensure high demand

Banking

Banking: Loan books continue steady expansion

9 December 2014

Strong economic growth and high levels of government spending are driving demand for credit across the GCC

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The impact of falling oil

Oil and gas investment

Qatar warns of weaker investment environment Subscription

21 December 2014 | By

Oil minister says oil and gas projects may see less investment due to lower oil prices

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Contract Awards

Middle East contracts October 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: October 2014 Subscription

1 December 2014

Over $13bn of contracts awarded in October in the Middle East

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Gulf Projects Index

Gulf projects index

Iran decline pulls down Gulf index Subscription

18 December 2014

Islamic Republic’s fall in value cancels out growth in UAE, Oman and Kuwait

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