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Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company signs enhanced oil recovery deal with BP

Adma-Opco signs enhanced oil recovery deal with BP Subscription

20 October 2014 | By

Emirate looking to develop technology similar to that used at UK field

Abu Dhabi starts production at Umm al-Lulu field

Abu Dhabi starts production at Umm al-Lulu field Subscription

20 October 2014 | By

First development phase complete as Adma-Opco works on full-field development

The Iraqi governorate of Basra is considering plans for a tramway

Basra plans light rail network

20 October 2014 | By

Budget for tramway design expected to be released in 2015

Healthcare and education start-up Amanat Holdings has launched the subscription period for its IPO on Dubai's financial exchange

Amanat launches IPO subscription in Dubai Subscription

20 October 2014 | By

Company aims to be region’s largest healthcare and education entity

Riyadh completes work on initial stages of water storage project

Riyadh completes work on initial stages of water security project Subscription

20 October 2014 | By

First phase will store up to 600,000 cubic metres

Algeria plans to tender Oran metro

Algeria plans to tender Oran metro

20 October 2014 | By

Client yet to decide on packaging strategy

Sace is looking to support Italian exports of machinery and equipment that will be used within Morocco’s expanding infrastructure and construction sector

Italian export credit agency eyes Moroccan deals Subscription

20 October 2014 | By

Sace to invest $255m to boost Italian exports to North African country

GCC high-speed rail is too fast

GCC high-speed rail is too fast

20 October 2014 | By

Cost and safety concerns mean slower speeds should be considered

The developers of Israel’s offshore Tamar gas field have signed a memorandum of understanding agreeing to sell Egypt’s Dolphinus Holdings as much as 2.5 billion cubic metres of gas

Agreement signed on Israeli gas exports to Egypt Subscription

20 October 2014 | By

Tamar field partners agree to sell at least 2.5 billion cubic metres of gas to Egypt over three years

Qatar Investment Authority has purchased a stake in Hong Kong-based department store operator Lifestyle International Holdings

Qatar Investment Authority makes Hong Kong investment Subscription

20 October 2014 | By

Asia markets hold potential for sovereign wealth fund

Yokogawa wins Rabigh 2 power plant control systems deal

Yokogawa wins Rabigh 2 control systems deal Subscription

20 October 2014 | By

Saudi power plant being built by Samsung C&T

In addition to air strikes, the US and its allies have implemented new sanctions targeting the economic bases of the Al-Assad’s regime and Isis

New sanctions against Al-Assad and Isis Subscription

19 October 2014 | By

Further US economic measures target extremist groups and Syrian regime

Siemens low bidder for Jebel Ali M Station expansion

Siemens low bidder for Jebel Ali M Station expansion Subscription

19 October 2014 | By

10 groups submitted bids for 600MW capacity expansion

NCB is pushing forward with plans to list on the Tadawul, despite criticism from some Islamic clerics

Saudi Arabia’s NCB pursues listing in face of criticism Subscription

19 October 2014 | By

Bank says initial public offering is sharia-compliant

India's TERI prepares to ask for two-year extension to Kuwait oil spill clean-up contract

Kuwait soil remediation project hits setback Subscription

19 October 2014 | By

India’s TERI prepares to ask for two-year extension

Suez

Egypt targets 6 per cent growth in new development plan Subscription

19 October 2014 | By

Finance ministry calls for more private sector investment

Iraq has completed the formation of its unity government by appointing new defence and interior ministers

Iraq completes unity government Subscription

19 October 2014 | By

Prime minister appoints Sunni defence minister as Baghdad unites against Isis

Dubai Expo metro line expected to run along utility corridor

Dubai Expo metro line expected to run along utility corridor Subscription

19 October 2014 | By

Line will start from Nakheel Harbour and Tower station area

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Lama Qussas

Nurturing Palestine’s young talent Subscription

16 October 2014 | By

In response to high levels of youth unemployment and the growing influence of radical Islam, the Palestinian Authority wants to encourage innovation among young Palestinians

National duty: Egyptians flocked to buy investment certificates for the Suez canal expansion

Suez projects to kick-start investment Subscription

16 October 2014 | By

Cairo’s plans to expand the Suez Canal are central to its economic vision for Egypt

Middle East contracts September 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: September 2014 Subscription

16 October 2014

Over $2bn of contracts awarded in September in the Middle East

Saudi banks quarterly profits

Saudi lenders post solid third-quarter profits Subscription

16 October 2014 | By

Kingdom’s banking sector remains highly competitive

Nationals in petrochemicals workforce

GCC chemicals industry creating local jobs with varied success Subscription

14 October 2014 | By

Industry group says almost 150,000 people directly employed in regional chemicals sector

Middle East contracts awarded August 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: August 2014 Subscription

14 October 2014

Over $3bn of contracts awarded in August in the Middle East

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Special Reports

Muscat, Oman

Oman Projects 2014

19 October 2014

Oman’s projects sector to see increased activity

Kuwait

Kuwait stock exchange in need of reforms

15 October 2014

The bourse needs new regulations that will make it more appealing to investors

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Rail Projects

12 October 2014 | By

Rail boom dominates GCC construction spending

Petrochemicals

Petrochemicals: Sabic tests oil-to-chemicals

9 October 2014

Middle East producers can no longer ignore streams outside the established ethylene and propylene product chains

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Mena Rail and Metro Summit 2014

The Iraqi governorate of Basra is considering plans for a tramway

Basra plans light rail network

20 October 2014 | By

Budget for tramway design expected to be released in 2015

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Contract Awards

Middle East contracts September 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: September 2014 Subscription

16 October 2014

Over $2bn of contracts awarded in September in the Middle East

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Gulf Projects Index

Gulf projects index

GCC market makes small gains Subscription

16 October 2014

Oman records the strongest growth, while Iraq’s index freefall slows despite clashes

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MI Surveillance

Smart Surveillance in the GCC

8 September 2014

Its benefits and key factors driving future investment


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