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Desalination plant

Doosan wins Kuwait desalination project Subscription

31 August 2015 | By

Plant will have capacity of 50 million imperial gallons a day

Wastewater

Egypt awards Abu Rawash wastewater contract Subscription

31 August 2015 | By

Local/international consortium will finance and build wastewater expansion scheme

Members of Egypt's High Elections Committee attend a news conference in Cairo on 30 August

Cairo announces election dates Subscription

31 August 2015 | By

Parliamentary elections were previously delayed as court deemed election laws unconstitutional

Amman is now studying a proposal to issue its first Islamic bond

Jordan records growth in air passenger traffic Subscription

31 August 2015 | By

Year-on-year passenger traffic in July for main airport rises 30 per cent

Waste-to-energy plant

Kuwait prequalifies groups for Kabd waste project Subscription

31 August 2015 | By

Solid waste scheme will be developed under a public-private partnership (PPP) model

Gas field

Eni finds large gas field off Egypt’s coast Subscription

31 August 2015 | By

Italian company says it could be one of the world’s largest natural gas fields

Deadline extended for next Oman independent power project

Oman receives bids for next IPP Subscription

30 August 2015 | By

Sultanate’s largest planned power project will be split over two sites

Kuwait prequalifies seven for integrated solar power plant

Kuwait prequalifies seven for integrated solar power plant Subscription

30 August 2015 | By

Project will run on solar power and gas

Power plant

Groups work on bids for Iraq IPP Subscription

30 August 2015 | By

Twelve companies have been prequalified for tender

Flowers are laid at the beachside of the Imperial Marhaba resort, which was attacked by a gunman in Sousse, Tunisia, on 28 June

Tunisia enters recession Subscription

30 August 2015 | By

Tourism and industry struggles drag on economy

Railway

Oman Rail prepares to award first contract Subscription

30 August 2015 | By ,

Construction for first phase of Oman national railway to start by end 2015

Galfar awarded Duqm refinery site preparation work

Duqm refinery services corridor tendered Subscription

30 August 2015 | By

Project will allow Duqm Refinery to lay pipes connecting to Port of Duqm

Saudi Aramco

Deadly blaze hits Aramco housing complex Subscription

30 August 2015 | By

At least seven people killed by fire at Radium workers’ accommodation

Kuwait road

Bids in for Kuwait ring road Subscription

30 August 2015 | By

Public Works Ministry receives bids from 10 joint ventures

Istanbul in Turkey

UAE developer signs deal with Turkish group Subscription

30 August 2015 | By

Dubai developer plans to expand portfolio into Turkish market

Iraq cuts capital spending

Iraq cuts capital spending Subscription

30 August 2015 | By

Baghdad cuts budget to reduce deficit

Falcon Island is a residential development being built in Ras al-Khaimah

Local developer launches phase two of Ras al-Khaimah scheme Subscription

30 August 2015 | By

The project includes more than 150 waterfront villa units, private beaches, canals and parks

Talks: The ‘key parameters’ of a deal aimed at preventing Tehran from building a nuclear bomb have been agreed upon

Iran to host Austrian president in September Subscription

30 August 2015 | By

Heinz Fischer will be first EU head of state to visit Tehran for over a decade

UAE completes initial segment of major road

UAE completes initial segment of major road Subscription

30 August 2015 | By

Completion of Al-Mafraq-Ghuweifat road set for 2017

The Salalah 2 independent power project (IPP) in Oman

Oman IPP reaches financial close Subscription

27 August 2015 | By

Seven local and international banks finance project

Refinery

Dubai invites companies to bid for refinery expansion Subscription

27 August 2015 | By

Emirates National Oil Company to add capacity to Jebel Ali facility

Enoc petrol pump

UAE fuel prices for September announced Subscription

27 August 2015 | By

Fuel prices rose 24 per cent in August as subsidies were scrapped

Abu Dhabi has no timeline for onshore concession stakes

DNO withdraws from Oman exploration blocks Subscription

27 August 2015 | By

Norwegian company retains two blocks in sultanate; reports second quarter loss

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From our Experts

Philippa Wilkinson

GCC stock markets still volatile

30 August 2015 | By

Some recovery seen after substantial falls

Wil Crisp

Iraq faces an uphill battle against corruption Subscription

25 August 2015 | By

Al-Abadi still needs to prove his commitment to reforms

Hossam Abougabal

Abu Rawash PPP could set new precedent for Egypt Subscription

25 August 2015 | By

The project could show investors that Egypt is willing to work with the private sector on major infrastructure projects

Andrew Roscoe

Kuwait must maintain momentum Subscription

25 August 2015 | By

Government cannot let lower oil prices derail vital infrastructure schemes

Austyn Allison

Morocco leads North Africa investment Subscription

25 August 2015 | By

Country is regarded as safest and most stable in North Africa

Philippa Wilkinson

No end in sight for stock market misery Subscription

24 August 2015 | By

China uncertainty prompts sell-off, but oil prices are the real concern

Jennifer Aguinaldo

Why Gulf VAT could be bad news Subscription

19 August 2015 | By

Imposing value-added tax (VAT) across the Gulf seems likelier than ever

Jennifer Aguinaldo

Fighting a war against inefficiency Subscription

16 August 2015 | By

Three different laws within six years do not bode well for Kuwait Airways’ privatisation plans

Wil Crisp

Kuwait struggles to compensate for lost production Subscription

11 August 2015 | By

Jurassic field developments rushed out amid scramble for extra oil revenues

Colin Foreman

Kuwait catches up in 2015 Subscription

11 August 2015 | By

Awards that should have been made in 2014 are being made this year

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Setting the Agenda

Division: Prime Minister Al-Abadi (left) and former leader Al-Maliki are both trying to make political gains in Iraq’s government

A new battle for Baghdad’s political future Subscription

25 August 2015 | By

The fight to stamp out corruption in Iraq’s political system is fraught with challenges

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MEEDtv

Philippa Wilkinson

GCC stock markets still volatile

30 August 2015 | By

Some recovery seen after substantial falls

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Gulf Projects Index

Value of projects planned or under way 21 Aug 2015

Gulf index hits all-time high Subscription

24 August 2015

Iran boom lifts numbers despite GCC stagnation

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