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China and the Middle East

News, data and analysis on Chinese companies working on projects in the Middle East



Oman receives bids for cultural complex Subscription Required

15 December 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Six firms submit technical offers

Oil price

Kuwait forecasts oil price to stay around $65 for six months Subscription Required

11 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Head of national oil company says price depends on Opec action and global growth

Steel sector

Egypt steel producers not keeping up with demand Subscription Required

10 December 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Consumption grew by 11 per cent in 2014 but production fell by 7 per cent

Algeria's oil minister, Youcef Yousfi

Algeria says Opec may meet before June Subscription Required

10 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Oil minister says emergency summit might be required

Water pipelines

Al-Khalij funds Qatar reservoir pipelines Subscription Required

9 December 2014 | By Hossam Abougabal

Finance covers reservoir pipelines recently awarded to a contracting joint venture

Aerospace industry

Abu Dhabi shifts to hi-tech industrial strategy

8 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Focus will be on skills, innovation and technology-intensive projects

Oman prequalifies firms for Liwa Plastics Project

Oman prequalifies firms for Liwa Plastics Project Subscription Required

7 December 2014 | By Mark Watts

More than 30 companies vying for four construction packages on $3.6bn petrochemicals complex

Shanghai in China

Kuwaiti lenders look to China to help finance projects Subscription Required

27 November 2014 | By Wil Crisp

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

Qatar National Bank is set to acquire more stakes in banks around the world in the coming years

QNB eyes further international expansion Subscription Required

26 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Bank acquired stake in African financial institution in September

Qatar export markets

Qatar central bank governor eyes stronger ties with China Subscription Required

26 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Doha wants to lead Gulf in renminbi settlement

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