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Saudi Arabia forms $10bn investment fund

Riyadh orders no contract awards for rest of 2015

8 October 2015 | By

Finance Ministry has told government clients to not award any projects before end of year


Saudi Arabia invites bid for major desalination plant Subscription

8 October 2015 | By

Reverse osmosis plant will have total capacity of 400,000 cubic metres a day


Bin Ladin steps down from Alkhabeer Capital chairman role Subscription

7 October 2015 | By

Musaad Mohammad Aldrees takes over

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Hossam Abougabal

Tehran’s finger pointing could have wider implications Subscription

27 September 2015 | By

Saudi Arabia faces widespread criticism over safety in Mecca

Andrew Roscoe

Saudi Arabia sticks with solar Subscription

22 September 2015 | By

Tender for Taiba South power plant demonstrates Riyadh’s commitment

Jennifer Aguinaldo

PPP offers vast opportunities and risks Subscription

22 September 2015 | By

Adopting PPPs solely to address potential budgetary constraints could backfire

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Support: Bahrain will become more dependent on Saudi Arabia if oil prices remain low

Bahrain to decide on rail before end 2015 Subscription

6 October 2015 | By

Light rail project study also planned

Mina near Mecca in Saudi Arabia

Mecca metro awards expected before end 2015 Subscription

6 October 2015 | By

Officials say there is an urgent need to carry out project

Saudi Arabia housing

Saudi housing fund to be turned into a bank Subscription

6 October 2015 | By

Riyadh has applied a number of reforms in recent months to tackle a housing shortage

Stock market

GCC stock markets end punishing quarter Subscription

4 October 2015 | By

Volatility and falling indices hit market capitalisation

Iranian firm to build Iraqi power plant

Turkish group wins Saudi power contract Subscription

4 October 2015 | By

Contractor will construct main power island for 1,800MW power plant

On 1 September, a water salute welcomed an Airbus A380 owned by Dubai’s Emirates airline, as it made its inaugural landing at Orlando International airport in the US

Middle East leads global air travel demand Subscription

4 October 2015 | By

Growth is nearly double the international average


Saudi fund completes $1.1bn Posco deal Subscription

4 October 2015 | By

The South Korean contractor will target hotel and rail work in Saudi Arabia

Saudi construction

Aramco meets consultants for project management venture Subscription

1 October 2015 | By

Saudi oil company plans to form delivery vehicle with at least five firms

Mecca in Saudi Arabia

Iran's president attacks Saudi Arabia in UN speech Subscription

29 September 2015 | By

Hassan Rouhani accuses kingdom of mismanaging hajj pilgrimage after deadly stampede

Power plant

Chinese contractor wins Saudi power deal Subscription

27 September 2015 | By

Firm will build main power island for Riyadh power plant

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Iran’s supreme leader blames Saudi authorities

25 September 2015 | By

Hajj incident sparks criticism from Tehran

King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud

King Salman orders hajj safety review

25 September 2015 | By

King calls for improvements to the “organisation and management” of pilgrims.

The Sharq Crossing project involves building three bridges interconnected by subsea tunnels

GCC governments return to PPP Subscription

24 September 2015 | By

Growing signs of a softening of stance towards using private finance

Mina near Mecca in Saudi Arabia

Hundreds die in Hajj stampede

24 September 2015 | By

Panic among pilgrims leads to fatal crush

Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco forms rubber joint venture Subscription

22 September 2015 | By

The $3.1bn joint venture will take over 20 production facilities

A construction crane crashed into the Grand Mosque in Mecca on 12 September, killing 107 people

Saudi Binladin Group files insurance claim Subscription

21 September 2015 | By

Contractor makes claim over Mecca crane accident

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Commercial bank branches in Mena region

A region lacking in banking access Subscription

28 September 2015

Populations in Middle East and North African countries would benefit from far more extensive branch networks


Challenges mount for Saudi construction Subscription

22 September 2015 | By

Kingdom is yet to fully realise the extent of the oil price drop on its construction sector

Roberto Penno, Amec Foster Wheeler’s regional president for Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Southern Europe

Amec Foster Wheeler seeks growth in the Middle East Subscription

22 September 2015 | By

Amid low oil prices and increasing instability Amec Foster Wheeler remains optimistic about finding business opportunities in the region

Qatar bank liquidity at risk from oil slump

Falling liquidity to drive up the cost of finance Subscription

22 September 2015 | By

Lower oil revenues have dampened liquidity at GCC banks

Middle East contract awards August 2015

Middle East contracts awarded: August 2015 Video Subscription

13 September 2015

Kuwait dominates awards again

Riyadh in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia lending slows Subscription

10 September 2015 | By

Banks more cautious on private sector loans

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Special Report

The Silicon Park at Dubai Silicon Oasis will have lighting systems that respond to traffic and pedestrians

The challenges to becoming a smart city Subscription

By Dominic Dudley

Clever use of technology could make cities more efficient and perhaps improve the quality of life for residents too, but it is not going to happen overnight

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MEED Events

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Saudi Mining & Minerals 2015 Symposium

26 - 29 October 2015 | Designed to highlight the full spectrum of opportunities within the entire value chain of Saudi Arabia’s mining industry

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Gulf Projects Index

Value of projects planned or under way 1 October 2015

Iran’s performance dampens regional projects market Subscription

6 October 2015

Declines in Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and UAE also drag down Gulf index

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