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UK and the Middle East

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

Analysis

Egypt oil and gas balance

Israeli gas exports to Egypt look increasingly likely Subscription Required

23 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

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

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

Suez projects to kick-start investment Subscription Required

16 October 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

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

Mena syndicated loan volumes

Middle East syndicated lending falls behind Subscription Required

8 October 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

UAE-based telecoms firm Etisalat raises largest loan in region

Strategy: Only a cut of about 1 million barrels a day from Opec will help stem the oil price decline

Hard realities test $100 oil Subscription Required

2 October 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Barrel prices come under intense pressure from oversupply and a strong dollar

Norway's Statoil and UK/Dutch Shell have been awarded an exploration licence for Algeria’s Timissit block, an area with shale gas potential

Statoil and Shell awarded acreage in Algeria Subscription Required

1 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Award hailed as opportunity to test potentially large shale play

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

Special Reports

Qatar electricity supply and power and water projects

Doha invests heavily in infrastructure Subscription Required

29 October 2014 | By Paul Melly

Ongoing power and water upgrades are needed to support Qatar’s ambitions

Global oil exploration spending

Pursuing the ability to see through rock Subscription Required

28 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Breakthroughs in seismic technology are likely to open up opportunities to discover new, less obvious oil reservoirs in the Middle East and North Africa

Bahrain electricity supply and power and water projects

Manama plans pipeline of upgrades Subscription Required

27 October 2014 | By Paul Melly

The government intends to make further investments in Bahrain’s power and water infrastructure to cater for the predicted rise in demand 

R&D spending: Aramco is likely to rival foreign oil firms

Region firmly focused on future well-being Subscription Required

27 October 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE are making good strides in advancing their research and development capabilities in the hydrocarbons sector

Electricity supply and power and water projects

Riyadh struggles to keep pace with demand Subscription Required

27 October 2014 | By James Gavin

Amid rising residential and industrial requirements for power and water, the kingdom is taking steps to boost capacity and curb excessive consumption

Power

GDF Suez consolidates its position Subscription Required

23 October 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

The group’s success in winning Kuwait’s first independent water and power project has bolstered its dominance in the GCC’s private developer market

Tenders

South Sudan: Institutional assessment consultancy Subscription Required

5 October 2014 | By Jane Bishop

Provision of consultancy services for an institutional assessment of the Local Government Board

Biographies

Stuart Bowie Subscription Required

16 October 2014

Stuart Bowie is managing director at GAC Dubai

Nicholas Browne Subscription Required

16 October 2014

Nicholas Browne is global director at GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd.

Meena Mathews Subscription Required

16 October 2014

Meena Mathews is Gulf Agency Company’s regional manager, P&I for the Middle East Region

Fahad Ismail Zainal Subscription Required

16 October 2014

Fahad Ismail Zainal is chief administration officer at Qatar Financial Centre Authority

Andrew Likierman

Andrew Likierman Subscription Required

22 September 2014

Andrew Likierman is dean, London Business School

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