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Spanish firm wins Saudi wastewater contract Subscription

5 July 2015 | By

Contrac will involve providing operation and maintenance services for Mecca plants


Cayan starts construction on Riyadh business centre Subscription

5 July 2015 | By

Local developer breaks ground on project it announced in April

Saudi Aramco still evaluating Jizan gas supply contract

Acwa secures Islamic finance for Jizan plant Subscription

2 July 2015 | By

First industrial gases projects to use solely Islamic finance

From our Experts

Colin Foreman

Conflicting data on Saudi economy

5 July 2015 | By

Full impact of lower oil prices has not been realised

Kevin Baxter

Riyadh's quest to maintain oil supremacy Subscription

30 June 2015 | By

High production is Saudi Arabia playing to its strengths and nothing more

Richard Thompson

MEED Video Board Report, June 2015 Video Subscription

18 June 2015 | By

The outlook for oil prices, a slowdown in GCC projects and rising security concerns

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GCC construction

GCC economic activity drops by 30 per cent Subscription

2 July 2015 | By

Three data points show that markets fell during first half of 2015


Saudi power plant deadline extended Subscription

1 July 2015 | By

Power plant will have combined-cycle and solar energy components

King Khaled International airport expansion

Hochtief confirms Riyadh airport award Subscription

1 July 2015 | By

Joint venture will upgrade terminals 3 and 4

Telecoms company Etisalat of the UAE

Mobily troubles hit Etisalat profits Subscription

30 June 2015 | By

Saudi telecoms company restates 2014 results

Shanghai in China

Middle East nations join Asian International Investment Bank Subscription

30 June 2015 | By

Fifty countries sign on with new China-led development bank

Saudi Arabia 2015: The Kingdom's Year of Change

Saudi projects market rebounds strongly

30 June 2015 | By

Project contract awards in the kingdom up 25 per cent in 2015, according to new research from MEED

Crowds surround the Al-Imam al-Sadeq mosque after a bomb explosion following Friday prayers in the Sawber area of Kuwait City on 26 June

Saudi citizen carried out Kuwait mosque attack Subscription

29 June 2015 | By

Bombing killed 27 people and injured more than 200

Deadline extended again for Saudi power plant

Spanish firm submits low bid for Duba project Subscription

29 June 2015 | By

Lowest two prices for construction contract were submitted by Spanish contractors


French to invest in Saudi fund Subscription

29 June 2015 | By

$400m fund to focus on Saudi SMEs

Conflict: A Saudi-led coalition is carrying out numerous air strikes against Houthi rebel positions in Yemen

UN pushes Yemen peace deal with Kuwait and Saudi Arabia Subscription

28 June 2015 | By

UN negotiator Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed wants a preliminary peace agreement with the Houthi fighters

Six submit bids for Duba power project

Six submit bids for Duba power project Subscription

28 June 2015 | By

Duba plant will run on a combination of gas and solar energy

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have started talks designed to find a resolution to the dispute that stopped hydrocarbons production in the Divided Zone

Kuwait and Saudi Arabia in talks over Divided Zone Subscription

25 June 2015 | By

Kuwait’s Oil Minister says a joint committee has been formed

Alstom signs electricity agreement with Saudi Arabia

Alstom signs electricity agreement with Saudi Arabia Subscription

25 June 2015 | By

French firm will provide assistance for Saudi transmission company

France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (right), exchanges documents with Hashim Yamani, President of King Abdullah City for Atomic & Renewable Energy (left), after signing an agreement between France and Saudi Arabia, in front of France's President Fran

Saudi Arabia signs nuclear agreement with France Subscription

25 June 2015 | By

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was part of delegation that met with French government

Saudi Arabia air travel beats forecasts

Saudi Arabia air travel beats forecasts Subscription

24 June 2015 | By

Number of passengers grows by 10 per cent in 2014

Oil tanker

Russia replaces Saudi Arabia as China's top crude supplier Subscription

24 June 2015 | By

Saudi exports slump by 42 per cent

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The carriage revolution Subscription

18 June 2015 | By

Transport spending is likely to continue to press ahead across the region despite falling oil prices

The Saudi-led coalition forces trying to repel the Shia Houthi rebels and militia loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh have carried out scores of raids into Yemen since late March

No solution in sight for Yemen Subscription

17 June 2015 | By

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon says the situation in Yemen is a ticking time bomb

The US will have its work cut out to convince its allies in Riyadh that Iran has not been given an easy ride

Riyadh concerned by Iran nuclear deal Subscription

17 June 2015 | By

As the 30 June deadline draws closer, the Saudi leadership is growing increasingly worried about the potential reemergence of Iran on to the global stage

A policeman carries out an inspection after a car exploded near a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia's Dammam province on 29 May

Saudi security outlook deteriorates Subscription

17 June 2015 | By

Isis is just one of several challenges facing Riyadh, as threats grow from potential Houthi and Al-Qaeda terrorist attacks on domestic soil

The threat to peace is instead being drawn along sectarian lines with two attacks on Saudi Arabia's Shia community in the Eastern Province by terrorists affiliated to Isis in late May and early June

The rising threat from domestic terrorism Subscription

17 June 2015

Riyadh is taking the necessary steps to ensure Isis does not get a foothold in the kingdom

The main casualty in Saudi Arabia will be large-scale downstream projects such as petrochemicals facilities and new oil refineries

Saudi defence spending rises while oil income drops Subscription

17 June 2015 | By

Even though low oil prices mean Riyadh will earn less hydrocarbons revenue, the authorities are still focused on increasing defence investment and maintaining social spending

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Saudi banking: Sector in rude health Subscription

18 May 2015

The kingdom’s locally incorporated lenders have posted promising profits in 2014 as well as the first quarter of 2015, despite low oil prices and new regulations

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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 26 June 2015

Saudi Arabia drives decline on Gulf index Subscription

1 July 2015

Kingdom’s projects market records biggest fall in value since February

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