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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

Road

Cairo to Cape Town road work awarded Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

Arab Contractors take on part of ambitious African road project that plans to connect Egypt and South Africa

gas flare

Egypt signs landmark gas contract Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

Apache and Shell set to invest $30-40m in Egyptian fracking project

Tunisia presidential elections

Tunisia prepares for presidential run-off Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

Tunisians abroad casting votes for 21 December elections

Oil discovery

Kuwait Energy Company strikes oil in Egypt Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

Independent explorer says its Shahd-4 well has been successful

Liquefied natural gas terminal

Morocco launches $4.6bn LNG project Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

Scheme will increase Moroccan power generation from natural gas

GPS consortium wins Oman oil pipeline deal

GPS consortium wins Oman oil pipeline deal Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

Work involves building refined products pipeline linking Muscat and Sohar

Dubai's Department of Economic Development says persistently low prices are likely to curb spending in 2016

Capital projects will suffer if oil stays at $65 Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

Dubai’s Department of Economic Development says persistently low prices could curb spending in 2016

Mena power capacity 2012

Renewables industry not worried about oil price Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

Priority concerns are subsidies and government commitment

Fitch Ratings has maintained a stable outlook for the GCC banking industry due to the high level of sovereign support the sector receives

GCC banks maintain stable outlook Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

Sovereign support gives confidence to regional lenders, says Fitch Ratings

Oman budget

Oman State Council approves draft budget Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

Focus on corporate tax avoidance

Tebodin acquires Emcan Consultants & Engineers

Tebodin acquires Emcan Consultants & Engineers Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

Takeover to strengthen Dutch group’s industrial buildings and infrastructure business in Saudi Arabia

CI Capital, one of the largest private investment banks in Egypt, is aiming to reach first close on a $300m joint private equity fund

CI Capital to close private equity fund Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

Egyptian private investment bank targeting consumer industries

Dubai airport

Dubai launches 2021 vision Subscription

17 December 2014 | By ,

Plan Dubai 2021 outlines goals for the next seven years

Marubeni and Degremont consortium wins Doha wastewater deal

Consortium lands Doha wastewater deal Subscription

17 December 2014 | By

Second expansion will increase capacity of Doha West plant to 280,000 cubic metres a day

Ali Rashid Lootah, chairman of Nakheel

Nakheel to award $2bn of construction contracts Subscription

17 December 2014 | By

Developer will focus on building assets that produce recurring revenues

Abraaj partially divests stake in Integrated Diagnostics Holdings

Abraaj reduces stake in Integrated Diagnostics Subscription

17 December 2014 | By

Stake sold to emerging market investor Actis

Heathcare

Drake & Scull wins Abu Dhabi healthcare work Subscription

17 December 2014 | By

Abu Dhabi healthcare project secured by engineering subsidiary

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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

Saudi Aramco's Khurais oil field in Saudi Arabia

Why GCC producers are happy to see oil fall

18 December 2014 | By

The GCC’s oil producers will be the biggest winners from the 2014 oil price crash

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The Next Decade

 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

The Middle East in 2030

10 December 2014 | By

Take part in MEED’s survey to identify the key trends that will shape the Middle East economy in 2030

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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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