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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

Investment grade bond debt maturities by country

The Middle East’s refinancing burden Subscription

23 July 2014 | By

Region’s investment grade companies need to refinance $91bn-worth of debt by 2018

Stock market

Market reacts to Saudi decision to open up stock market Subscription

23 July 2014 | By

The opening of the Tadawul to foreign investors is widely welcomed by market

Middle East and north Africa oil and gas reserves

Hydrocarbon reserves of strength Subscription

23 July 2014 | By

The Middle East remains a key source of hydrocarbons, but reserves are growing faster in other regions

Dubai Mall

Dubai's 13 biggest shopping mall developments Subscription

21 July 2014 | By

Mall of the World tops the $2.7bn-worth of Dubai-based shopping centre projects in MEED’s list

Yemen crude production

Unrest in Yemen to weigh on oil production Subscription

21 July 2014 | By

Increasing violence and shifting territories may force oil companies to cut investment

Stalemate: Iran and the P5+1 countries seem unlikely to reach a quick resolution

Outlook for doing business with Iran improves Subscription

17 July 2014 | By

While a quick resolution on Iran’s nuclear programme remains elusive, many countries in the region are strengthening ties with the Islamic Republic

Rescue: Aramco took over the development of Jizan Economic City to prevent its failure

Saudi Aramco’s mission creep Subscription

17 July 2014 | By

The oil major’s influence is spreading as it proves itself to be a reliable client for Riyadh

GCC overall awards

Growth continues in contract awards Subscription

17 July 2014 | By

Building projects and the UAE dominated contract awards in the first half of 2014

Qatar drives mergers and acquisitions

Qatar drives Middle East mergers and acquisitions Subscription

16 July 2014 | By

Value of deals in the second quarter highest since start of 2011

UAE upstream

UAE upstream awards dominated by Petrofac and NPCC Subscription

16 July 2014 | By

Nasr award brings total National Petroleum Construction Company haul to $4.3bn since 2012

Iran nuclear talks 14 July 2014

Business world eyeing Iran opportunities as nuclear talks come to a head Subscription

14 July 2014 | By

GCC stands to gain by boosting ties with a more open Iran after years of strained relations

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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

Dubai Mall

Emaar’s position stays uncertain

7 August 2014

Analysts remain unsure about the firm’s strategy along with worries about Dubai’s property sector

Iraq: Fighting has displaced 170,000 people in Sinjar

Erbil could face unilateral battle

7 August 2014

The Kurds’ dispute with Baghdad could affect their chances of getting international help against Isis

Mining

Morocco’s chance to lead the pack

7 August 2014

With the right management from Rabat, Morocco can become a global phosphates superpower

In Amenas gas facility in Algeria

Ukraine’s crisis is Algeria’s opportunity

7 August 2014 | By

Tensions between Europe and Russia revive a long-stalled gas project, but enthusiasm may turn out to be short-lived

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