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Tunisia's interim Prime Minster Mehdi Jomaa

Tunisia’s Prime Minister says he will not run for presidency Subscription

18 September 2014 | By

Announcement quashes speculation Mehdi Jomaa would stand as a consensus candidate

Tunisia

Medco Energi increases investment in Tunisia Subscription

18 September 2014 | By

Indonesian energy company to spend $320m on developing new blocks

Egypt will buy 65 per cent of its oil product imports from the UAE for one year

Egypt signs energy deal with UAE Subscription

18 September 2014 | By

Al-Sisi administration will buy 65 per cent of oil imports for the next year from UAE

Instability in fertiliser-producing regions such as Ukraine and North Africa is preventing overcapacity in the market from driving down prices

Political instability keeping fertiliser prices stable Subscription

18 September 2014 | By

North Africa and Ukraine unrest preventing global oversupply dampening market

Yemen refinery

Yemen oil revenues drop by 30 per cent Subscription

18 September 2014 | By

Decline in oil revenues comes after repeated attacks on oil infrastructure from armed groups

Gulf of Suez

RWE Dea wins new concessions in Egypt Subscription

18 September 2014 | By

Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation awards germany’s RWE Dea two concessions in the Gulf of Suez

Phosphate fertiliser

GCC fertiliser output to grow by 50 per cent by 2018 Subscription

17 September 2014 | By

GPCA forecasts output to surge as capacity is added over next five years

Riyadh is investing in developing centres of excellence such as King Abdullah University for Science & Technology

Riyadh puts people at heart of economic development

17 September 2014 | By

Economy & Planning Minister calls for international business to provide training and knowledge transfer

In Amenas refinery in Algeria

In Amenas bosses were 'warned of bloodshed' Subscription

17 September 2014 | By

Inquest hears allegations that local worker made threats before terror attack

fertilisers

KBR wins Algerian fertiliser contract Subscription

17 September 2014 | By

Fertial awards US engineering firm design contract to overhaul ammonia plants

Suez Canal key indicators 2000-2013

Egypt hits $8.5bn Suez Canal funding goal Subscription

17 September 2014 | By

Government raises funds needed to start expansion project

Saudi training

Saudi Arabia to open 27 vocational training centres

17 September 2014 | By

New facilities will offer advanced training to locals looking to enter the construction sector

Plant

Jordan signs fertiliser deal with Chinese group Subscription

17 September 2014 | By

State mining group plans to build $350m phosphates plant in Aqaba

Refinery

Kuwait announces New Refinery Project merger Subscription

17 September 2014 | By

Planned petrochemical complex will become part of the $14bn Al-Zour refinery project

Warner Bros theme park planned for Abu Dhabi

Contractors bid for Warner Bros theme park in Abu Dhabi Subscription

17 September 2014 | By

Warner Bros Development will have 19 themed rides

Saudi road accident deaths and Saudi road projects

Jeddah driving $12bn transport masterplan

17 September 2014 | By

Saudi Arabia’s second-largest city is developing a comprehensive integrated transport network to modernise the city and improve road safety

Petrochemicals

Tahrir complex will go ahead with or without EXIM Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

Carbon Holdings says its $5bn project in Egypt will continue if US EXIM Bank is unwound

Index Tower Dubai

Emirates REIT appoints Foster for Index Tower redesign Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

UK firm was original architect for the Dubai building

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Latest Analysis

Economic impact: Frequent power cuts are causing havoc for local businesses

Tackling the gas crisis Subscription

18 September 2014 | By

Cairo will have to tackle dysfunctional subsidies and resolve pricing disputes in order to shrink the shortage of gas

Fervour: Houthi supporters line a street in Sanaa, calling for a greater say in the make-up of the new government

Yemen's ticking time bomb Subscription

18 September 2014 | By Peter Salisbury

Escalating protests by Houthi supporters and increasing activity by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula mean Yemen is facing the greatest threat to its stability since the 2011 uprising

GCC oil and gas awards

GCC oil and gas spend hits long-term high in 2014 Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

Six-country bloc has invested $29bn to date driven by resurgence in Kuwait projects

New strategy: Washington and its allies plan to wipe out Isis targets wherever they are, including Syria

Washington takes the initiative Subscription

11 September 2014 | By

Air strikes by a US-led coalition are key to the pushback against Isis

Under the leadership of CEO Mahmood Hashim al-Kooheji, Mumtalakat has managed to turn its business around

Interview with Mahmood Hashim al-Kooheji, CEO, Mumtalakat Subscription

11 September 2014 | By

Having steered Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund back to profitability, Mahmood Hashim al-Kooheji is now aiming to take Mumtalakat international

Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Solar Park

Dubai commits to sustainability Subscription

10 September 2014 | By

As one of the only renewable energy programmes to have made any real progress in the Middle East, Dubai is taking great strides with its integrated strategy

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Special Reports

Banking

Banking: The GCC's 20 leading Islamic banks

18 September 2014

While sharia-compliant finance is flourishing in the GCC, the industry in the wider region has yet to live up to its potential

Renewables

Region trials new ways to meet power demand

17 September 2014 | By

Renewable power championed in the Middle East

Abu Dhabi, capital city of the UAE

UAE: Abu Dhabi adopts more assertive foreign policy

10 September 2014

Rapid development over the past 20 years has turned the UAE into an economic powerhouse in the Middle East

Oil drilling

Oil & Gas: Enhanced recovery the future of upstream

3 September 2014

Tertiary recovery techniques are being seriously considered by Middle East oil producers with heavy investment earmarked for the technology

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Saudi Mega Projects 2014

Riyadh is investing in developing centres of excellence such as King Abdullah University for Science & Technology

Riyadh puts people at heart of economic development

17 September 2014 | By

Economy & Planning Minister calls for international business to provide training and knowledge transfer

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