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Middle East Analysis

Isis-affiliated group profile: Ansar Beir al-Maqdis

Sinai-base militants warn of increased activity Subscription

21 May 2015 | By

Ansar Beit al-Magdis warn of more attacks on security forces

Richard Thompson

Top 10 trends shaping the Middle East: 5-1 Subscription

21 May 2015 | By

MEED outlines the biggest trends impacting the region

Divisive: The Muslim Brotherhood has called on Egyptians to “reclaim the democracy they fought so hard for”

Mursi verdict threatens stability Subscription

19 May 2015 | By

The death penalty handed to former president Mohamed Mursi could see mass protests return to Egypt

UAE oil and gas concessions

Abu Dhabi oil’s pivot to Asia Subscription

18 May 2015 | By

South Korea takes first stake in major oil concession as part of a growing interest of Asian companies in UAE production

Indian bank in Dubai

Remittances remain volatile Subscription

18 May 2015 | By

Remittance flows began to grow again last year, but could be hit if oil prices stay low

Richard Thompson

Top 10 trends in the Middle East: 10-6 Subscription

14 May 2015 | By

MEED outlines the biggest trends impacting the region

Qatar IMF data Q2 2015

Qatar real GDP to grow Subscription

14 May 2015 | By

Qatar’s real GDP is expected to rise to $110.3bn in 2015

Emirates airline

Emirates rises on falling oil Subscription

12 May 2015 | By

Strong financial performance lifts carrier’s mood as it seeks to tackle head on the accusations of unfair government support by US rivals

Mounting debt: Baghdad owes $9bn to contractors for 2014 and needs to pay $18bn to investors this year

Payment arrears stall Iraq oil sector investment Subscription

12 May 2015 | By

Despite record oil exports, Baghdad is struggling to pay contractors and having to lower production targets

Flanagan: I knew Emirates was going to grow

Obituary: Maurice Flanagan Subscription

12 May 2015 | By

The former executive vice-chairman of Emirates airline talked to Austyn Allison in January about the carrier’s spectacular growth through the years. He passed away on 7 May

Unfulfilled ambition: No progress at this construction site in Erbil

Reportage: Erbil, Iraq Subscription

10 May 2015 | By

After being dubbed the ‘New Dubai’ in the boom years, Erbil now faces a future dominated by the fight against terrorism

Saudi Defence Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (C) at a defence exhibition in February

MEED board report, May 2015 Subscription

7 May 2015 | By

Key events and trends in the region over the past month and their impact on the outlook for the Middle East and North Africa

Saudi Arabia

Focus falls on Saudi Arabia's deputy crown prince Subscription

6 May 2015 | By

Prince Mohammed bin Salman is taking on a more powerful role in the kingdom

Forum: Buamim leads the delegation in Bratislava

Interview: Hamad Buamin, President and CEO, Dubai Chamber Subscription

5 May 2015 | By

The Czech and Slovak republics have been identified as target markets for trade with Dubai. Colin Foreman reports from Prague and Bratislava

Sultan bin Saeed al-Mansouri, UAE Economy Minister

Interview: Sultan bin Saeed al-Mansouri, UAE Economy Minister Subscription

5 May 2015 | By

The fall in oil prices has reinforced the UAE’s commitment to economic diversification

UAE infographic

UAE still exposed to crude market Subscription

5 May 2015 | By

Al-Naimi: The legendary oil minister may retire soon

Al-Naimi's succession challenge Subscription

30 April 2015 | By

Assistant oil minister and son of King Salman are now favourites to replace Saudi Arabia’s veteran oil minister

Hamad al-Bishri, deputy CEO, Qatar Rail

Interview: Hamad al-Bishri, Qatar Railways Company Subscription

29 April 2015 | By

Qatar Rail’s deputy CEO discusses the Doha Metro, the Lusail light rail project and the country’s tranche of the GCC railway project

Divided Zone: Some analysts believe the Saudi Arabia-Kuwait dispute could degenerate into more serious problems

Trouble in the Divided Zone Subscription

28 April 2015 | By

Oil production in the zone is expected to halt as Saudi Arabia and Kuwait fail to find common ground

Oil drop

Oil price drop hits Saudi Arabia Subscription

28 April 2015 | By

The latest IMFdata on Saudi Arabia illustrates the impact the decline in oil prices is having on the kingdom’s economy

Abu Dhabi strengthens ties with Asian oil customers

Abu Dhabi strengthens ties with Asian oil customers Subscription

28 April 2015 | By

Onshore stake for Japan’s Inpex a sign of growing Asian influence in emirate’s upstream sector

US-based GE’s distributed power business finds promising markets in areas of volatility

GE sees opportunity in instability Subscription

27 April 2015 | By

Firm’s CEO of distributed power talks about supply and generation challenges in region

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