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Kuwait Energy strikes oil in Egypt

Kuwait Energy strikes oil in Egypt Subscription

22 October 2014 | By

CEO says find has potential to boost daily production levels

Petrofac consortium wins deal on Abu Dhabi alumina refinery

Petrofac consortium wins deal on Abu Dhabi alumina refinery Subscription

22 October 2014 | By

Emirates Global Aluminium raw materials project expected to be completed by end of 2017

Desalination

Deadline extended for Saudi desalination contracts Subscription

22 October 2014 | By

Work will involve building three desalination plants

Water treatment

Dodsal starts work on Kuwait water plant Subscription

22 October 2014 | By

Dubai-based firm was awarded the contract on 15 September

Al-Sawfa Cement awards $127m plant deal

Al-Sawfa Cement awards $127m plant deal Subscription

22 October 2014 | By

Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions wins deal to build production line

Qatar awards mega reservoirs contracts

Qatar awards mega reservoirs contracts Subscription

22 October 2014 | By ,

Work involves building pipelines that will link reservoirs and new desalination scheme with water network

Saudi Aramco has awarded China’s Sepco the contract for two booster gas compressor stations

Aramco awards Sepco $1.3bn gas contract Subscription

22 October 2014 | By

Chinese contractor secures booster compressor stations deal after close bid round

Kuwait Oil Company has issued a tender for a project to construct a water treatment centre in North Kuwait

Kuwait tenders water treatment centre Subscription

22 October 2014 | By

Processing plant to be located in North Kuwait

Syria

Isis oil production estimated to be worth $2m a day Subscription

21 October 2014 | By

US intelligence group IHS estimates Islamist group is able to produce up to 60,000 barrels a day  

Amman set to join global climate leadership group

Amman set to join global climate leadership group Subscription

21 October 2014 | By

Jordan’s capital expected to become member of C40 group of major world cities

Kuwait issues tender for manifold pipeline to link gathering centres

Kuwait issues tender for manifold pipeline Subscription

21 October 2014 | By

Pipeline to link gathering centres in the North Kuwait Operations Zone

Once operational, one of the major issues for the Landbridge will be maintenance of the line and constantly clearing sand off the tracks in remote areas

Saudi Railway Company to prequalify contractors for Landbridge

21 October 2014 | By

Tenders expected in late 2015 or early 2016

Orpic pushes forward with Liwa Plastics Project

Orpic pushes forward with Liwa Plastics Project Subscription

21 October 2014 | By

Financial adviser confirmed on Oman petrochemicals scheme

London-listed Genel Energy has struck oil in Morocco’s offshore Sidi Moussa block

Genel Energy strikes oil in Morocco Subscription

21 October 2014 | By

Find could be country’s first commercial oil discovery

Egypt and Sudan have agreed to support Libya's military as the nation’s parliament struggles to retake control of the country’s two biggest cities

Egypt and Sudan agree to support Libya’s military Subscription

21 October 2014 | By

About 65 have died so far in battle to take control of Benghazi

In Abu Dhabi, new buildings must have a rating of at least one pearl and all government buildings must achieve a minimum of two

Lowest price wins must end for contract awards Subscription

21 October 2014 | By

Focus on cheapest bid hampering sustainable building development  

Construction

Saudi Aramco tenders 2,500 villa contract Subscription

21 October 2014 | By

Work will also involve providing supporting infrastructure

Egypt’s outlook has been upgraded from negative to stable by US ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service

Moody's upgrades Egypt outlook to stable Subscription

21 October 2014 | By

Increased political stability drives decision by ratings agency

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Qatari banks post upbeat first nine-month results

Qatari banks post upbeat first nine-month results Subscription

23 October 2014 | By

Some lenders post lower than expected loan growth

Israeli gas exports to Egypt look increasingly likely

Israeli gas exports to Egypt look increasingly likely Subscription

23 October 2014 | By

Cairo’s failure to ease shortage makes Israeli gas an attractive option

IMF real GDP growth forecast 2015-19 percentage

Oil price slump tests forecasters Subscription

21 October 2014 | By

Political upheaval and uncertain oil price trends make predicting economic growth challenging

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

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Special Reports

Insurance

Insurance: Takaful market sees signs of rebound

22 October 2014

Recession slowed the expansion of the industry

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

Cover

Rail Projects

12 October 2014 | By

Rail boom dominates GCC construction spending

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Mena Rail and Metro Summit 2014

Once operational, one of the major issues for the Landbridge will be maintenance of the line and constantly clearing sand off the tracks in remote areas

Saudi Railway Company to prequalify contractors for Landbridge

21 October 2014 | By

Tenders expected in late 2015 or early 2016

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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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Research paper

MI Surveillance

Smart Surveillance in the GCC

8 September 2014

Its benefits and key factors driving future investment


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