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Kuwait

Kuwait southeast clean-up on schedule Subscription

23 September 2014 | By

Contractors begin main treatment work on soil remediation contracts

Solar Power

Middle East likely to miss 2020 renewables targets

23 September 2014 | By

Region has big plans but has been slow to progress them into projects

Pylons

UAE Energy Ministry expands with five new directorates Subscription

23 September 2014 | By

Ministry given expanded mandate over energy conservation and clean energy

Amman selects Russian firm to build first nuclear power plant

Jordan signs nuclear development agreement Subscription

23 September 2014 | By

Amman selects Russian firm to build first nuclear power plant

Dubai metro station

Consultants compete for Dubai Metro upgrades Subscription

23 September 2014 | By

Stations and rolling stock studies are aimed at increasing capacity

Aramco stadium programme to cost $4.4bn

Aramco stadium programme to cost $4.4bn Subscription

23 September 2014 | By

Programme said to be growing in scope

Dewa Sustainable Building

Dewa wants to pioneer renewable energy

23 September 2014 | By

Dubai utility wants to meet highest green energy standards

gas compressor

Tecnicas Reunidas and Sepco frontrunners for $1bn gas contract Subscription

22 September 2014 | By

Spanish and Chinese contractors are lowest bidders for Aramco’s booster gas compressor stations

Emerald Palace Kempinski Hotel on the Palm Jumeirah

Depa wins two Dubai hotel fit out deals Subscription

22 September 2014 | By

Projects are at World Trade Centre and on the Palm Jumeirah

Mall of the World

Dubai Holding to finalise Mall of the World plans in 2015 Subscription

22 September 2014 | By

First phase will take three years to build

Ruwais refinery expansion

UAE to commission Ruwais refinery expansion by year-end Subscription

22 September 2014 | By

Capacity to be ramped up to 800,000 barrels a day in early 2015, says oil minister

oil pipes

Bapco awards package to Chevron Lummus Subscription

22 September 2014 | By

US company to build residue hydrocracker at Bahrain refinery

Opec headquarters

Libyan oil production drops Subscription

22 September 2014 | By

Output falls for the first time since militias ended port blockade

Yemen's President Abdrabbu Mansour al-Hadi (C, blue tie) signed an UN-brokered peace agreement on 21 September, in an effort to end protests. However, fighting continues unabated in Sanaa

Yemen fails to enforce peace deal Subscription

22 September 2014 | By

Fighting continues in Sanaa in wake of agreement with rebels

Dubai Design District

Dubai Design District office space to be handed over in 2015 Subscription

22 September 2014 | By

The first phase of the development covers more than 2 million square metres

Dubai will accept the UK government’s offer of up to $2bn of export credit guarantees for work on airport projects

Dubai to accept UK funding for airport projects Subscription

22 September 2014 | By

UAE emirate to use $2bn of export credit guarantees for work that has yet to be determined

Construction

Tecom considers plans for new Dubai Internet City development Subscription

22 September 2014 | By

Site was originally to be developed by US investors

Nakheel to tender construction work at Nad al-Sheba

Nakheel to tender construction work at Nad al-Sheba Subscription

22 September 2014 | By

Development includes villas for leasing

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Latest Analysis

Economic impact: Frequent power cuts are causing havoc for local businesses

Tackling Egypt's gas crisis Subscription

18 September 2014 | By

Cairo will have to tackle dysfunctional subsidies and resolve pricing disputes in order to shrink the shortage of gas

Fervour: Houthi supporters line a street in Sanaa, calling for a greater say in the make-up of the new government

Yemen's ticking time bomb Subscription

18 September 2014 | By Peter Salisbury

Escalating protests by Houthi supporters and increasing activity by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula mean Yemen is facing the greatest threat to its stability since the 2011 uprising

GCC oil and gas awards

GCC oil and gas spend hits long-term high in 2014 Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

Six-country bloc has invested $29bn to date driven by resurgence in Kuwait projects

New strategy: Washington and its allies plan to wipe out Isis targets wherever they are, including Syria

Washington takes the initiative Subscription

11 September 2014 | By

Air strikes by a US-led coalition are key to the pushback against Isis

Under the leadership of CEO Mahmood Hashim al-Kooheji, Mumtalakat has managed to turn its business around

Interview with Mahmood Hashim al-Kooheji, CEO, Mumtalakat Subscription

11 September 2014 | By

Having steered Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund back to profitability, Mahmood Hashim al-Kooheji is now aiming to take Mumtalakat international

Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Solar Park

Dubai commits to sustainability Subscription

10 September 2014 | By

As one of the only renewable energy programmes to have made any real progress in the Middle East, Dubai is taking great strides with its integrated strategy

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Special Reports

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Executive Education Guide 2014

22 September 2014 | By Bernadette Ballantyne

Demand for flexible programmes grows

Banking

Banking: The GCC's 20 leading Islamic banks

18 September 2014

While sharia-compliant finance is flourishing in the GCC, the industry in the wider region has yet to live up to its potential

Renewables

Region trials new ways to meet power demand

17 September 2014 | By

Renewable power championed in the Middle East

Abu Dhabi, capital city of the UAE

UAE: Abu Dhabi adopts more assertive foreign policy

10 September 2014

Rapid development over the past 20 years has turned the UAE into an economic powerhouse in the Middle East

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Dubai real estate

Emerald Palace Kempinski Hotel on the Palm Jumeirah

Depa wins two Dubai hotel fit out deals Subscription

22 September 2014 | By

Projects are at World Trade Centre and on the Palm Jumeirah

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Gulf Projects Index

Gulf projects index

Saudi Arabia sees biggest expansion Subscription

18 September 2014

Kingdom’s surge pushes Gulf Projects Index up by 1 per cent

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MI Surveillance

Smart Surveillance in the GCC

8 September 2014

Its benefits and key factors driving future investment


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