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Kuwait International airport

Three submit bids for Kuwait airport terminal construction deal Subscription

2 August 2015 | By

Multibillion-dollar contract was retendered after proposals were submitted last year

India's TERI prepares to ask for two-year extension to Kuwait oil spill clean-up contract

Al-Ghannam to sign oil clean-up contract Subscription

2 August 2015 | By

Contract forms part of the $2.9bn Kuwait Environmental Remediation Project

Emaar confirms Dubai construction contract

Emaar confirms Dubai construction contract Subscription

2 August 2015 | By

Contract to build the Hills is valued at $230m

A burned-out car is removed from the site of the Binladin airplane crash at the British Car Auctions lot next to Blackbushe airport

Binladin family members die in UK plane crash Subscription

2 August 2015 | By

The family controls Saudi Arabia’s largest and most active construction company

German auto manufacturer Daimler

Mercedes-Benz to reopen Tehran office and sign production deal Subscription

2 August 2015 | By

German automaker to produce cars and commercial vehicles

IMF fast-tracks Iraq loan

IMF fast-tracks Iraq loan Subscription

2 August 2015 | By

Urgent facility to cover government deficit

Qatar Airways refutes subsidy claims

Qatar Airways refutes subsidy claims Subscription

2 August 2015 | By

Allegations against airline are unfounded and should not restrict open skies agreement

French firm wins Algeria rail deal

French firm wins Algeria rail deal Subscription

2 August 2015 | By

Order covers the supply of 17 trains

Dubai airport

UK firm's Middle East revenues grow 45 per cent Subscription

30 July 2015 | By

International and regional clients drive revenues

State-owned upstream operator Kuwait Oil Company has launched a new prequalification round

Kuwait orders probe into oil ministry leak Subscription

30 July 2015 | By

Leaked letter is likely to increase tensions between key oil sector officials

Siemens confirms Egypt turbine order

Loan under discussion for $9bn power project Subscription

30 July 2015 | By

Export credit agency to support international banks in Egypt

The planned water treatment and injection facility in Kuwait will include an effluent water treatment plant

Water centre in North Kuwait contract to be awarded Subscription

30 July 2015 | By

Sources say the Kuwait Oil Company project will be awarded before September

Mashreq

Emirates ID cards to work as bank cards Subscription

30 July 2015 | By

Mashreq rolls out ATM system

Indian airline denies Qatar talks

Indian airline denies Qatar talks Subscription

30 July 2015 | By

No negotiations under way on equity stake

Cairo hotels best performing in region

Cairo hotels best performing in region Subscription

30 July 2015 | By

Egypt’s tourism recovery continues as occupancy rates increase

Tank farm

Kuwait prepares to tender Matlaa depot Subscription

30 July 2015 | By

Design is being finalised

Saudi petrochemicals project shelved

Saudi petrochemicals project shelved Subscription

30 July 2015 | By

Sabic reevaluates plans to build Jubail acrylonitrile plant after receiving bids

Turkish soldiers position an anti-aircraft gun

Turkey oil pipeline attacked Subscription

30 July 2015 | By

War in Syria continues to spill over into Turkey

Dubai International airport

Dubai tenders Airport road construction Subscription

30 July 2015 | By

Project is latest major road upgrade planned for emirate

Deadline extended for Al-Zour refinery package

Al-Zour refinery’s final package to be awarded soon Subscription

30 July 2015 | By

Official says the winner of package four will be named in less than four weeks

Dubai residential and hotel properties face biggest slowdown

Dubai residential and hotel properties face biggest slowdown Subscription

30 July 2015 | By

Oversupply, a strong dollar and low oil prices continue to dampen emirate’s real estate

If Kuwait and Saudi Arabia fail to improve their coordination over Divided Zone projects, the future cost could be high, especially for Kuwait

Kuwait asks Saudi Arabia to resume Divided Zone production Subscription

30 July 2015 | By

Oil minister says Saudi Arabia will be responsible for Kuwait’s lost revenue

New Suez Canal

More port projects follow Suez Canal expansion Subscription

30 July 2015 | By

Expanded canal to generate more revenues for the government

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From our Experts

Hossam Abougabal

Suez Canal offers promises not solutions   Subscription

30 July 2015 | By

Focus on developing the Suez Canal corridor part of long-term plans with no immediate economic impact expected

Philippa Wilkinson

The ideal moment for subsidy cuts Subscription

28 July 2015 | By

Much-needed subsidy reforms should be accompanied by public transport investments

Colin Foreman

The fog over Dubai's construction sector Subscription

28 July 2015 | By

Emaar award is a sign that clients are ready to award contracts again

Philippa Wilkinson

Iran moves from a crawl to a sprint Subscription

27 July 2015 | By

The banking sector will struggle to play its vital role in planned investments

Jennifer Aguinaldo

The case for private financing Subscription

21 July 2015 | By

Fiscal constraints may not be the best reason to turn to PPP but it is the strongest driver yet for its acceptance in the region

Wil Crisp

Kuwait takes action on Al-Zour Subscription

16 July 2015 | By

Budget decision increases confidence in the Kuwaiti oil sector

Richard Thompson

'Snap back' clause leaves deal exposed

14 July 2015 | By

The talks to lift sanctions were tough. Implementation will be tougher still

Mark Watts

Details of nuclear deal point to compromise Subscription

14 July 2015 | By

Iran’s power to challenge UN inspection requests is a tough concession for US negotiators

Andrew Roscoe

Saudi utilities market disappoints private sector Subscription

14 July 2015 | By

Traditional procurement methods are being favoured ahead of private sector involvement

Wil Crisp

Qatari investment in Spain may help to combat World Cup opposition Subscription

14 July 2015 | By

Sheikh Hamad’s €1bn investment comes amid a Spanish legal attack on the 2022 World Cup

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Setting the Agenda

Central Bank of Iran governor Valiollah Seif

Iran banks in need of huge overhaul Subscription

28 July 2015 | By

Bad debt and stifling regulations will need to be addressed as sanctions are lifted

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Gulf Projects Index

Value of projects planned or under way, 24 July 2015

Saudi Arabia and Iran drive index growth Subscription

28 July 2015

Iran’s projects market begins long climb after striking nuclear deal

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