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Riyadh is investing in developing centres of excellence such as King Abdullah University for Science & Technology

Riyadh puts people at heart of economic development

17 September 2014 | By

Economy & Planning Minister calls for international business to provide training and knowledge transfer

Houthi supporters hold protests in Sanaa on 12 September. They are calling for a bigger say in the make-up of the new government and the full reinstatement of the fuel subsidies

Yemen's ticking time bomb Subscription

16 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

Rig

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

Percentage of infected computers

The continued challenge of keeping assets secure Subscription

10 September 2014 | By

More money is being spent on protecting the region’s industrial plants

Dubai financial markets performance

Investor appetite for Emaar places pressure on DFM Subscription

8 September 2014 | By

Success of Emaar’s mall group listing could herald growth for initial public offerings

With Isis headquartered in Syria, collaboration with Al-Assad may be crucial to containing the group

Can the world work with Al-Assad to combat Isis? Subscription

4 September 2014 | By

Whereas a year ago collaboration with Al-Assad would have seemed unthinkable, a greater threat has emerged

Lebanon water demand

Beirut’s water supply challenge Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

Lebanon’s water supply is under increasing pressure as demand for potable water climbs higher. Beirut hopes new water transmission infrastructure plans will make up the shortfall

Dubai investment

Foreign investors buy into Dubai’s vision Subscription

28 August 2014 | By

Projects in the emirate are moving forward with foreign funding

Russia's President Vladimir Putin with Egyptian counterpart Abdul Fattah al-Sisi

Russia looks to the Middle East Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

As sanctions imposed by the West begin to bite, Russia faces a potential funding gap and is looking to form new alliances in the Middle East and North Africa

Nuclear

Sanctions to stunt Russia's nuclear industry Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

Russia is currently a major player in Europe’s nuclear industry

Oil

The impact of Western sanctions on Russia's oil and gas sector Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

Russian companies are seeking to increase their presence elsewhere in the Middle East

Pipes

Technology sanctions set to delay unconventional oil projects in Russia Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

Ban on sales of shale and deep water hydrocarbon extraction equipment to hurt Russia’s future output

Power

Saudi Electricity Company awards $2.9bn of contracts Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

State utility has already awarded more transmission contracts in the second quarter than for whole of 2013

Risk ratings in the Middle East and North Africa

Navigating regional political and security risk Subscription

17 August 2014 | By

Investors face a widening and complex web of risks in the Middle East and North Africa region

Value and number of GCC IPOs

Gulf sees listings spike in second quarter Subscription

14 August 2014 | By

Number of initial public offerings in the Gulf rise in second quarter

Top 100 projects, Q2 2014

Top 100 projects index dips Subscription

14 August 2014 | By

Small fall in the total value of the Middle East’s biggest projects, but further pressure expected due to fighting in Iraq

Oil production

Saudi oil revenues expected to top $300bn Subscription

11 August 2014 | By

Strong oil prices coupled with sustained high production leads to upwards revision in forecast

Egypt bank exposure to government debt

Egypt banks remain heavily exposed to sovereign debt Subscription

7 August 2014 | By

Lending to private sector remains low

Algeria natural gas net exports

The struggle to boost Algerian gas Subscription

6 August 2014 | By

Algiers is unlikely to be able to significantly increase exports in the short term, despite rising demand

Rigs operating in the Middle East and North Africa, June 2014

Middle East rig count on the rise Subscription

31 July 2014 | By

The region is now the world’s second-biggest market for operating oil rigs

The Louvre Abu Dhabi

The GCC’s growing art spend Subscription

24 July 2014 | By

Qatar and Abu Dhabi are among the states muscling in on the international art market

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Gas

The battle to bring West Nile Delta online

11 September 2014 | By

Delays to getting Egypt’s biggest gas project producing will punish the Egyptian economy

Yanbu petrochemicals

The expansion challenge for Farabi

11 September 2014 | By

Building a petrochemicals plant is always difficult, but Farabi faces doing so without state ownership

Bahrain Financial Harbour

GCC states diversify their funding options

11 September 2014 | By

Bahrain and Sharjah look for new investors

It is too early to tell whether the late August air strikes targeting Islamist-linked Libyan militias portend a longer and deeper UAE engagement, but a precedent has been set

Abu Dhabi adopts assertive stance

10 September 2014 | By James Gavin

The UAE’s military intervention in Libya shows it is ready to act in defence of its regional interests

Syria's President Bashar a-Assad

Respite from cold for Al-Assad

4 September 2014 | By

The West might have to ask the Syrian leader for assistance in stamping out jihadist group Isis

Gas drilling

Aramco's essential tight gas drive

4 September 2014 | By

Domestic consumption means that every source of the resource is needed

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The real work now starts for Jizan

1 September 2014 | By

Riyadh needs to ensure region is an attractive proposition to investors

Dubai airport

UAE firms have edge for Bahrain airport

1 September 2014 | By

Dubai and Abu Dhabi-based firms will receive preferential treatment

Emaar Malls Group's Dubai Marina Mall

Mixed reaction to Emaar Malls Group listing

1 September 2014 | By

Emaar Malls Group intial public offering sets benchmark for Dubai’s capital markets

The Pentagon in the US

UAE cuts out the middle man in Libya

28 August 2014 | By

By bombing Libya, the UAE and Egypt open the door to backlash from both allies and enemies

non-conventional gas

Aramco's $40bn plans could be tip of iceberg

28 August 2014 | By

The development of non-conventional gas and maintaining upstream assets will not be cheap

Burj al-Arab, Dubai

Dubai opens door for more African business

28 August 2014 | By

International governments see Dubai as ideal springboard for Sub-Saharan Africa

Ras Laffan, Qatar

Qatar’s return to spending

21 August 2014 | By

Doha is keen to both strengthen its gas operations as well as diversify its hydrocarbons sector

Libya

Recovery in Libyan oil exports

21 August 2014 | By

The country is further than ever from being able to form a unified military force to resist the militias

Pylon

Energy key to Jordan’s security

21 August 2014 | By

Amman has been forced to buy expensive fuel oil to meet the shortfall in gas supplies

Kurdistan

Isis threatens Kurdish hopes

21 August 2014 | By

Erbil faces difficult questions about its quest for independence

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