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This week's edition of MEED magazine

Commentary

The renewables market is beginning to move in several countries in the Middle East and North Africa region

Region must focus on renewables

By Philippa Wilkinson

Despite missed targets, the market is beginning to move in several countries in the Middle East

Oman plastics drive

Liwa Plastics a milestone for Oman diversification

By Mark Watts

Sohar megaproject receives first major industrial gas allocation for almost a decade

Power generation

Power leads privatisation drive in Oman

By Andrew Roscoe

Creating a spot market for electricity pricing is the latest plan for the country’s utility sector

Upstream research and development

Gulf driving its own innovation

By Kevin Baxter

Local investment in research and development is essential for future of energy industry

Dubai creek

Dubai returns to the creek

By Colin Foreman

New waterfront developments are being built in Old Dubai

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Special Reports

Oil and gas

Oil & Gas: GCC steps up spending on research

30 October 2014

New technologies changing the realities of research and development

    Trends

    Cranes

    Middle East grows in importance for Turkish contractors Subscription Required

    By Dominic Dudley

    The construction firms are continuing to win work across the region

    More Trends

    Agenda

    Challenge: One barrier to developing alternative energy is the existence of fuel subsidies in the region

    Region set to miss 2020 renewables target Subscription Required

    By Philippa Wilkinson

    Lack of regulatory frameworks holds back development of alternative energy in the Middle East and North Africa

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    Analysis

    The dinner

    Construction summit to reward project excellence

    The MEED Quality Awards for Projects 2015 in association with Mashreq is now open for entries. Companies have until 17 December to nominate their projects for recognition

    More Analysis

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