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Egypt microfinance

First microfinance securitisation due in 2015

27 November 2014 | By

Could change how millions of Egypt’s small business people are financed

Wastewater

Bids for Egypt’s Abu Rawash plant due in December

27 November 2014 | By

The wastewater treatment facility will be procured using public-private partnership model

Desalination plant

Egypt plans three PPP desalination projects

27 November 2014 | By

First two are due to be tendered in March 2015

Invest

Egyptian investors call for stability and reform

27 November 2014 | By

Priority should be speeding up bureaucratic transactions

Solar

Masdar investing in rooftop solar in Egypt

27 November 2014 | By

Off-grid projects will provide electricity for 61,000 homes

Finance

Qalaa Holdings considering new capital raising in 2015

27 November 2014 | By

Egyptian firm raised capital to EGP8bn last year

Renewables

Companies express interest in Egypt renewables scheme

27 November 2014 | By ,

Prequalified companies due to be announced in December

Mall

Egypt's retail sector attractive but challenged

27 November 2014 | By

Despite significant domestic opportunity, diverse sector faces substantial risks

Cairo in Egypt

Public-private partnerships to fund $4bn of Egypt projects

27 November 2014 | By ,

The country is decentralising the process and tendering 19 schemes over the next two years

Avenues Mall in Kuwait

Al-Ahmadiah wins $391m contract for Kuwait mall project Subscription

27 November 2014 | By

Local contractor will build fourth phase of shopping development

Gas

Dana Gas to invest $350m in developing Egyptian gas

27 November 2014 | By ,

UAE company owed $160m in overdue receivables

Shanghai in China

Kuwaiti lenders look to China to help finance projects

27 November 2014 | By

Local lenders say new approaches needed to provide funding for $160bn project pipeline

Essebsi, leader of Tunisia’s secular Nidaa Tunis party, won 39 per cent of the vote

December run-off for Tunisia election Subscription

27 November 2014 | By

Secularist leader Beji Caid Essebsi narrowly beats rival

Taxes

Egypt strives to improve investment environment

27 November 2014 | By

Egypt developing a more business friendly investment environment

Mostafa Madbouly

Egypt plans major housing, utility and infrastructure projects

27 November 2014

Social housing, water and sewerage, road network and north coast development programme are Egypt’s immediate priorities, says Egyptian minister

Arabtec deal a blueprint for Egypt housing projects

Arabtec deal a blueprint for Egypt housing projects

27 November 2014 | By

UAE firm to oversee development of 1 million affordable housing units

Sewage treatment plant under construction

Egypt looks to private sector for utilities investment

27 November 2014 | By

Cairo is turning to public-private partnerships to develop sewage and desalination projects

Cairo

Egypt needs 500,000 new homes a year

27 November 2014 | By ,

Urgent requirement to also develop utilities to support population and housing growth

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Latest Analysis

No deal: Sanctions against Iran will remain in place for at least another seven months

The stalemate continues for Tehran Subscription

27 November 2014 | By

The window of opportunity may be closing for an agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme

Mohamed al-Khadar

Interview: Executive director, Urban Planning Council, Abu Dhabi Subscription

27 November 2014 | By

Abu Dhabi’s Urban Planning Council is making good strides in helping the emirate plan the next phase of its development, says Mohamed al-Khadar

Sovereign wealth funds

Middle East sovereign wealth funds change strategies Subscription

26 November 2014 | By

Funds take a new approach to Europe

Gouia: We have succeeded in securing Tunisia

Interview: Tunisia's foreign secretary on developing the country's economy Subscription

24 November 2014 | By Richard Nield

Recent elections in Tunisia will create a solid basis for a resurgence in economic development and inward investment, says Faycal Gouia

Crunch: Abu Dhabi faces a shortfall of water next year unless new capacity comes online or demand decreases

A brave move by Abu Dhabi on water tariffs Subscription

20 November 2014 | By ,

The emirate is targeting nationals in its reform of power and water subsidies

Saad al-Muhannadi, president of Qatar Foundation

Interview: Qatar Foundation's president on the plan for the next 20 years Subscription

19 November 2014 | By

The organisation is reviewing its achievements after two decades of rapid expansion, says its president, Saad al-Muhannadi

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Special Reports

Banking

Qatar banking: State spending boosts banking sector

27 November 2014

Qatar’s financial services sector is finally feeling the benefit of Doha’s acceleration in infrastructure spending as it prepares to host the Fifa World Cup in 2022.

Riyadh

Saudi project activity stays strong amid oil price volatility

26 November 2014 | By James Gavin

The lower oil price may lead to uncertainty among stakeholders, but Riyadh’s willingness to maintain spending will continue to provide momentum for schemes

Tunnelling

Construction: Metro drives tunnelling boom

20 November 2014

It is estimated there are about $245bn-worth of projects with a tunnelling element planned or under way in the Middle East

Haider al-Abadi

Iraq: Economic fallout from jihadist advance

13 November 2014

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has taken on the leadership of Iraq at a critical time

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Egypt microfinance

First microfinance securitisation due in 2015

27 November 2014 | By

Could change how millions of Egypt’s small business people are financed

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 given the rising volumes of passengers travelling on the Dubai Metro, the region is beginning to establish a track record that lenders and bankers could use to predict whether project finance debts can be repaid

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Qatar and UAE buoy Gulf index Subscription

27 November 2014

All other Gulf countries except Oman record declines in value

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