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Stability: Speculators have left Dubai’s property market, following new legislation introduced at the end of 2013

Dubai real estate market shows signs of maturity Subscription Required

25 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

After 12 years of dramatic ups and downs, the property market is now moving towards sustainable growth

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

Tackling Egypt's gas crisis Subscription Required

18 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

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

GCC oil and gas awards

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

16 September 2014 | By Mark Watts

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 Required

11 September 2014 | By Mark Watts

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 Required

11 September 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

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

Dubai financial markets performance

Investor appetite for Emaar places pressure on DFM Subscription Required

8 September 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Success of Emaar’s mall group listing could herald growth for initial public offerings

Special Reports

Doha

Giant rail projects dominate Qatar market Subscription Required

30 September 2014 | By Richard Thompson

Massive transport infrastructure developments are required to support Doha’s ambitious plans

Oman

Oman prioritises road and rail plans Subscription Required

30 September 2014 | By Richard Thompson

Developers must overcome the challenges presented by difficult terrain to create a comprehensive transport network

Momentum grows for Suez projects Subscription Required

25 September 2014 | By David Butter

In the 150 years since construction started on the Suez Canal, Egypt has failed to make the most of the strategic asset. A series of new projects now getting under way aims to put that right

Qatar trade balance 2010-2013

Doha looks to diversify exports Subscription Required

24 September 2014 | By James Gavin

Qatar’s trade surplus as a proportion of GDP is forecast to continue to decline in the coming years. The government is looking to reverse this trend with a stronger focus on non-oil exports and bilateral trade

Qatar LNG exports 2013

Moratorium likely to remain in place Subscription Required

24 September 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

The appointment of an official who favours upholding the North Field moratorium to lead Qatar Petroleum suggests Doha has no desire to expand its gas production any time soon

There is room in the automotive supply chain for Qatar to find its niche

Finding a niche automotive segment Subscription Required

24 September 2014 | By James Gavin

Qatar’s guaranteed supply of automotive-grade aluminium means it has the potential to tap into a niche market and become a manufacturer of advanced technologies such as lightweight composites

Biographies

Andrew Likierman

Andrew Likierman Subscription Required

22 September 2014

Andrew Likierman is dean, London Business School

Christoph Loch

Christoph Loch Subscription Required

22 September 2014

Christoph Loch is dean, Cambridge Judge Business School

Valerie Lindsay

Valerie Lindsay Subscription Required

22 September 2014

Valerie Lindsay is dean of faculty of business, University of Wollongong in Dubai

Christopher Abraham

Christopher Abraham Subscription Required

22 September 2014

Christopher Abraham is head of Dubai campus, senior vice-president of institutional development, S P Jain School of Global Management

Muhammad Nawaz Brohi Subscription Required

16 September 2014

Muhammad Nawaz Brohi is head, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology

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