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 given the rising volumes of passengers travelling on the Dubai Metro, the region is beginning to establish a track record that lenders and bankers could use to predict whether project finance debts can be repaid

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Aramco aims to award stadium contracts in December

Aramco aims to award stadium contracts in December Subscription

25 November 2014 | By ,

More time needed to evaluate bids for construction of 11 stadiums

Musanada asks for bid bond extensions for Sheikh Khalifa Medical City

Musanada seeks Sheikh Khalifa Medical City bid bond extensions Subscription

25 November 2014 | By ,

Abu Dhabi body has been evaluating bids since March

Kuwait City

Kuwait PPP draft regulations on schedule

25 November 2014 | By

PTB will become executive authority named Public Authority for public-private partnerships

Qatar real estate

Faithful+Gould wins real Qatar real estate contract Subscription

25 November 2014 | By

UK consultant will provide project management services for large mixed-use development

Oil fires in Kuwait set by retreating Iraqi troops during the First Gulf War have had a devastating effect on Kuwait's deserts

Kuwait to issue remediation technology tender in June

25 November 2014 | By

Companies will be invited to demonstrate innovative ways of cleaning Kuwait’s deserts since the oil fires of the first Gulf War

Qatar will be focusing on investment in its health, education and transport sectors as the country pushes forward with its Vision 2030 plans

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25 November 2014 | By

Finance minister calls for more participation by private sector

Qatari telecoms company Ooredoo is building up its mobile banking capabilities

Ooredoo targets mobile banking growth Subscription

25 November 2014 | By

Data services driving revenues for Qatari telecoms firm

Kuwait reveals timeline for Lower Fars heavy oil project

Kuwait reveals timeline for Lower Fars heavy oil project

25 November 2014 | By Wil Crisp

State-owned upstream operator says contract will be awarded in December

Significantly reduced refining margins could lead to some schemes in the pre-tender phase seeing delays in Kuwait

Kuwait says shrinking margins will not affect New Refinery Project

25 November 2014 | By

CEO of state refiner says volatile oil prices could result in future schemes being put on hold

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and EU envoy Catherine Ashton

Talks extended on Iran nuclear programme Subscription

25 November 2014 | By

Tehran and six world powers agree to resume negotiations in March

Power

Kuwait on course to expand the role of private sector Subscription

24 November 2014 | By

Planning Minister says companies will play an increased role in power, water and oil projects

Jordan plans $74m wastewater pipeline

Jordan plans $74m wastewater pipeline Subscription

24 November 2014 | By

Amman inviting expressions of interest for consultancy contracts

Algeria is no longer planning to provide solar power generated in the Sahara Desert to southern Europe

Algeria drops 10,000MW energy export plans Subscription

24 November 2014 | By

343MW of solar projects under way to meet local demand

Construction at Dubai Parks & Resorts theme park development in the Jebel Ali area of Dubai

Dubai Parks & Resorts reaches 45 per cent on network utilities work Subscription

24 November 2014 | By

Remaining packages awarded by end of 2014

Onshore rig

Abu Dhabi invites bids on Bab Integrated Facilities Subscription

24 November 2014 | By

Deadline extended to first quarter 2015 for onshore oil field project

Lower oil prices will spur reforms

Lower oil prices will spur reforms, says Aramco CEO Subscription

24 November 2014 | By

GCC will come out of oil price slump stronger after increasing efficiency

Mohammed bin Saleh al-Sada

Falling oil price could hit GCC petrochemicals says Qatar energy minister Subscription

24 November 2014 | By

Downstream economics are expected to be ‘re-examined and re-assessed’, says Qatar Energy & Industry Minister Mohammed bin Saleh al-Sada

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Kuwait City financial district

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25 November 2014

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Gouia: We have succeeded in securing Tunisia

Interview: Tunisia's foreign secretary on developing the country's economy Subscription

24 November 2014 | By Richard Nield

Recent elections in Tunisia will create a solid basis for a resurgence in economic development and inward investment, says Faycal Gouia

Crunch: Abu Dhabi faces a shortfall of water next year unless new capacity comes online or demand decreases

A brave move by Abu Dhabi on water tariffs Subscription

20 November 2014 | By ,

The emirate is targeting nationals in its reform of power and water subsidies

Saad al-Muhannadi, president of Qatar Foundation

Interview: Qatar Foundation's president on the plan for the next 20 years Subscription

19 November 2014 | By

The organisation is reviewing its achievements after two decades of rapid expansion, says its president, Saad al-Muhannadi

GCC: Cost can be a barrier to significant upgrade work

New life for old buildings Subscription

18 November 2014 | By Paul Melly

To achieve a serious reduction in carbon emissions, the region’s governments will have to upgrade existing buildings to increase their energy efficiency

Saudi oil production and brent crude price

Riyadh in strong position ahead of Opec meeting Subscription

18 November 2014 | By

Saudi Arabia showing no signs of cutting oil production despite falling prices

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Special Reports

Tunnelling

Construction: Metro drives tunnelling boom

20 November 2014

It is estimated there are about $245bn-worth of projects with a tunnelling element planned or under way in the Middle East

Haider al-Abadi

Iraq: Economic fallout from jihadist advance

13 November 2014

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has taken on the leadership of Iraq at a critical time

Education

Education: Region needs inspirational teachers

12 November 2014

In its 2008 report, The Road Not Travelled, the Washington-based World Bank stated that the Middle East and North Africa region had outgrown its education model

Qatar energy

Qatar Energy 2014

9 November 2014 | By

Qatar Petroleum looks likely to uphold its moratorium on gas production when it comes under review in 2015

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Survey

 given the rising volumes of passengers travelling on the Dubai Metro, the region is beginning to establish a track record that lenders and bankers could use to predict whether project finance debts can be repaid

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Gulf Projects Index

Gulf projects index

Kuwait expansion lifts Gulf index Subscription

20 November 2014

Oman and Bahrain also record significant growth in value of projects markets

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