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Oil tanker terminal

Opec could lose 5 per cent of market share by 2018 Subscription

5 July 2015 | By

But low prices will not affect long-term trajectory of oil and gas sector, says Deloitte

Offshore oil

Still no award on Hail field development Subscription

5 July 2015 | By

Adoc still assessing bids on Abu Dhabi offshore oil field project

Rail industry

French firm awarded Iran rail contract Subscription

5 July 2015 | By

Station building deal signed as Tehran plans to spend $25bn on rail network by 2022

Qatar

Qatar to tender $31bn of projects this year Subscription

5 July 2015 | By

Doha Bank says the construction sector will see double-digit growth

Mecca

Spanish firm wins Saudi wastewater contract Subscription

5 July 2015 | By

Contrac will involve providing operation and maintenance services for Mecca plants

Wastewater

Doosan wins Oman wastewater deal Subscription

5 July 2015 | By

South Korean contractor will expand sewage treatment plant

Roads

Ashghal tenders Qatar road works Subscription

5 July 2015 | By

Only local contractors can bid for the contracts

Power plant generator

US firm wins Egypt power deal Subscription

5 July 2015 | By

US firm will install temporary power plant for industrial user

Libya oil facilities

Isis expansion threatens Libyan oil operations Subscription

5 July 2015 | By

The outlook for Libyan oil exports is bleak, with Isis threatening key crude terminals against a backdrop of civil protests and disputes between the rival governments

DIFC in Dubai

Dubai's DIFC breaks ground on new office building Subscription

5 July 2015 | By

Gate Village project is part of plans to triple in size by 2024

Riyadh

Cayan starts construction on Riyadh business centre Subscription

5 July 2015 | By

Local developer breaks ground on project it announced in April

LNG ship

Qatar acquires full stake in LNG carriers Subscription

5 July 2015 | By

Both carriers are chartered for 25 years to RasGas

UAE to draft new tax laws

UAE to draft new tax laws Subscription

5 July 2015 | By

Country looks to improve government revenues amid declining oil prices

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Foreign ministers return to Vienna for Iran nuclear talks Subscription

5 July 2015 | By

Chief Iranian negotiator says agreement has “never been closer” as deadline looms

Egypt soldier

Cairo confirms Sinai death toll Subscription

5 July 2015 | By

Egypt has confirmed number of militants killed following three-day offensive in Sinai

Egypt stock exchange bell

Egypt stock exchange prepares for Emaar Misr shares Subscription

5 July 2015 | By

High interest from local and GCC banks for Emaar Misr shares

Tunisia shooting

Tunisia declares state of emergency Subscription

5 July 2015 | By

More attacks targeting strategic sectors possible

Value of UAE construction sector tops 2008 peak

UAE non-oil sector activity cools down Subscription

5 July 2015 | By

Private sector on growth path but could do better

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

Dubai metro

Dubai to prequalify metro bidders in mid-July Subscription

2 July 2015 | By

At least 10 groups submitted documents in June

Egyptian gas fields have declined faster than expected

BG Egypt will not see operational changes this year Subscription

2 July 2015 | By

Spokesman says decisions on operations will be made after merger with Shell is finalised in early 2016

Offshore oil exploration

Profits fall at Abu Dhabi's Ipic Subscription

2 July 2015 | By

Lower oil prices cut into profits by 30 per cent

Egypt construction road

Canadian firm wins Kuwait contract Subscription

2 July 2015 | By

Ministry of Public Works appoints design consultants for road project

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From our Experts

Colin Foreman

Conflicting data on Saudi economy

5 July 2015 | By

Full impact of lower oil prices has not been realised

Hossam Abougabal

Sinai needs more social infrastructure not tanks Subscription

2 July 2015 | By

Cairo’s negligence of Sinai over the past few decades is at the root of the escalating situation

Wil Crisp

BG’s operations in Egypt could be cut in early 2016 Subscription

2 July 2015 | By

The $70bn merger with Shell may spark a reduction in the UK company’s Egyptian activities

Jennifer Aguinaldo

Escalating open skies dispute begs resolution Subscription

30 June 2015 | By

Dispute distracts and divides aviation industry players

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

Philippa Wilkinson

A devastating blow for Tunisia Subscription

29 June 2015 | By

Tunisia needs aid now, not after it sinks into chaos

Andrew Roscoe

Kuwait mosque attack raises GCC security concerns Subscription

29 June 2015 | By

Even politically stable countries are at risk of growing terrorism threat

Hossam Abougabal

Tunisia assault could cripple North African tourism Subscription

28 June 2015 | By

Tunisia attack also bad for Egypt and Morocco tourism

Colin Foreman

Mixed signals for Dubai construction Subscription

25 June 2015 | By

High hopes for the second half of 2015

Hossam Abougabal

Funding disputes continue to haunt Egypt’s plans Subscription

25 June 2015 | By

Egypt’s Capital City cancellation could prove detrimental

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Setting the Agenda

Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi

Riyadh’s oil options Subscription

30 June 2015 | By

Riyadh has been criticised for maintaining high oil production levels of oil as prices have fallen. But it has few better options

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Qatar World Cup

Qatar 2022 football World Cup faces its first legal challenge

Qatar World Cup faces legal challenge from Spain Subscription

30 June 2015 | By

Spanish football league says winter tournament will cost it $72m

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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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