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Yemen
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President Abdrabbu Mansour al-Hadi

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Country data

Iran 2008 2009 2010f 2011f 2012f 2013f 2014f
Nominal GDP ($bn) 26.9 25.1* 31 33.8 35.6 39 41.4
GDP per capita ($) 1,171 1,061* 1,272 1,343 1,377 1,461 1,507
Real GDP growth (annual change, %) 3.6 3.9* 7.7 -10.5 0.1 4.4 5.4
Government revenue (% of GDP) 36.7 25 26** 24.6 29.6 26.9 28.7
Government total expenditure (% of GDP) 41.2 35.2 30.1** 28.9 35.1 32.7 32.4
Total government debt (gross, % of GDP) 36.4 49.9 40.9** 43.2 46.7 48.5 48.7
Current account balance (% of GDP) -4.7 -10.2* -3.7 -4 -0.4 -4.3 -4.1
Value of oil imports 3.6 2.0 2.1 2.9 3.2 3.1 3.2
Value of oil exports 7.7 4.4 6.3 7.9 5.1 5.6 5.8
Inflation (%) 10.8 8.8 12.5 23.2 5.5 7.5 10
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Source: International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Database; Last updated: June 2013; *=Estimate

Top projects

Rank

Rank Project Name Sector Budget ($m)
1 Marib Power Plant Phase 2 Power 436
2 Ras Issa Oil Terminal Oil 250
3 Bajil Cement Plant Expansion Industrial 100
4 Hassan Dam Water 98
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Click through to MEED's Q4 2013 Top 100 Projects report
Source: MEED Projects; Data compiled: January 2014

Tenders & project awards

Yemen: Water barrier set up Subscription

12 April 2014, 9:22 GMT | By

Setting up of a water barrier

Yemen: Water harvesting services Subscription

12 April 2014, 9:16 GMT | By

Provision of water harvesting services

Yemen: Water barrier Subscription

10 April 2014, 9:11 GMT | By

Construction of a water barrier

Yemen: Business registration and construction permits consultancy Subscription

3 April 2014, 16:46 GMT | By

Provision of e-consultancy services comprising reforming business registration and construction permits

Yemen: Geophysical and hydrogeological investigations Subscription

21 March 2014, 19:22 GMT | By

Carrying out geophysical and hydrogeological investigations for a water sector support project

Yemen: Road construction Subscription

16 March 2014, 8:22 GMT | By

Construction of a road as part of a second rural access project

Yemen: Road construction Subscription

8 March 2014, 7:13 GMT | By

Construction of a road over 26.3 kilometres

Yemen: Forklift truck Subscription

7 March 2014, 20:22 GMT | By

Supply of a 10,000-kilo forklift truck

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News & analysis

Yemen cement expansion put on hold Subscription

2 April 2014, 13:59 GMT | By

Al-Barah project suspended due to political instability

Yemen seeks interest for water sector study Subscription

24 March 2014, 12:43 GMT | By

Study will investigate groundwater zones in the Sanaa basin

Yemen obtains World Bank funding for wind farm Subscription

12 March 2014, 7:28 GMT | By

Project will add 60MW of renewable energy to the national grid

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Hopes rest on federalism model for Yemen

6 March 2014, 14:22 GMT | By Peter Salisbury

With a decree on Yemen’s devolution imminent, the current government believes the unity of the country relies on abandoning centralisation

Justice: Federalism should help redress some of Yemen’s economic imbalances, says a local party member

Unity through division in Yemen Subscription

6 March 2014, 9:43 GMT | By Peter Salisbury

Federalism could hold the key to maintaining political and economic stability in Yemen

Social instability main driver of regional inflation Subscription

25 February 2014, 11:51 GMT | By

Iran tops the inflation league, followed by Egypt and Yemen

Yemen probes Total LNG agreement Subscription

17 February 2014, 10:33 GMT | By

Public prosecutor investigated gas price deal between French oil group and previous regime

Yemen to establish federal system Subscription

12 February 2014, 8:35 GMT | By

Al-Hadi government agrees to create six new regions

Dubai sugar group facing tougher competition Subscription

10 February 2014, 5:38 GMT | By

UAE-based Al-Khaleej Sugar Company margins could be hit by Bahrain and Yemen startups

Yemen LNG plant operational after rocket attack Subscription

3 February 2014, 9:18 GMT | By

No damage to facility or casualties reported

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Special reports

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Yemen: Dialogue talks reach crucial phase Subscription

18 July 2013, 8:41 GMT

Yemen’s National Dialogue Conference has reached a significant stage

Companies

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Raysut Cement Company Subscription

Raysut is keen to expand production capacity

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People

Mohammed Saleh al-Lai Subscription

11 March 2013, 12:54 GMT

Mohammed Saleh al-Lai is executive director and chief executive officer, Al-Amal Microfinance Bank

Youssef Abdo al-Kuraimi Subscription

11 March 2013, 12:51 GMT

Youssef Abdo al-Kuraimi is managing director, Alkuraimi Islamic Microfinance Bank

Abdul-Ghabar Hayel Saeed Subscription

11 March 2013, 12:43 GMT

Abdul-Ghabar Hayel Saeed is chairman, Tadhamon International Islamic Bank

Ahmed Thabet al-Absi Subscription

11 March 2013, 12:38 GMT

Ahmed Thabet al-Absi is general manager, International Bank of Yemen

Ibrahim al-Nahari Subscription

11 March 2013, 12:25 GMT

Ibrahim al-Nahari is sub-governor for foreign banking, Central Bank of Yemen

Mohammed Awad bin Hammam Subscription

11 March 2013, 12:14 GMT

Mohammed Awad bin Hammam is governor, Central Bank of Yemen

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