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UK and the Middle East

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

Analysis

Uwe Krueger, CEO of Atkins

Interview: Uwe Krueger, CEO, Atkins Subscription Required

23 December 2014

Urban population growth is creating new challenges for governments around the world. Atkins CEO Uwe Krueger says nowhere more than in the Middle East. Richard Thompson reports

Faced with an economic storm in 2015, Dubai’s response has been to plan for the long term

Dubai adopts cautious stance Subscription Required

18 December 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Faced with an economic storm in 2015, the emirate’s response has been to plan for the long term

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, chairman of DP World

Interview: Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, chairman, DP World Subscription Required

18 December 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

International ports operator DP World is cementing itself as a global trade player with major plans for future growth, according to its chairman. Rebecca Spong reports

Oil, gas and chemical awards in the GCC

GCC oil and gas spending hits four-year high in 2014 Subscription Required

15 December 2014 | By Mark Watts

Kuwait leads spending as Saudi Arabia has weakest year for contracts since 2004

Cloud computing

Interview: Richard Longdon, CEO, Aveva Solutions Subscription Required

14 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Cloud computing is the future for oil and gas, but customers have to adapt their mindset, says Aveva CEO Richard Longdon.

Refinery

A new era for contracting Subscription Required

11 December 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

The recent price dispute at Aramco’s Jizan project suggests a new period of less aggressive bidding is around the corner

Special Reports

Mena bonds, loans and debt deals, year to December

Outlook for Gulf lenders remains positive Subscription Required

24 December 2014 | By Paul Melly

Banks in North Africa and the Levant, meanwhile, will experience more subdued credit growth

Petchems

Busy year ahead for petrochemicals Subscription Required

24 December 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

After a quiet year, a pick-up in the projects market is expected in 2015

Oil

GCC states ramp up oil and gas spending Subscription Required

24 December 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

While plenty of energy schemes are planned, a few of the more ambitious projects could be put on hold

Egypt government budget deficit and GDP growth

Egypt energy outlook remains hazy Subscription Required

23 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Optimism is growing over Cairo’s plans to increase gas supply, but it remains to be seen whether the government and international oil firms can come through on their promises

Egypt foreign direct investment and borrowing

Cairo attempts to woo investors Subscription Required

23 December 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Egypt must convince international investors that the country is on the road to recovery if it is to attract funding for business expansion and planned infrastructure projects

Middle East urbanisation

Meeting the metropolitan challenge Subscription Required

22 December 2014 | By Robert Jones

Urbanisation is a global challenge, but nowhere is experiencing the growth rates seen in the Middle East

Biographies

Mark Andrews Subscription Required

4 November 2014

Mark Andrews is managing director for Middle East business at Laing O’Rourke

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