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Middle East Analysis

Wide shot of fish farm

Fish farming in the desert Subscription

1 December, 2015 By

The emirate houses the largest aquaculture farm in the world

Funding gap

Contractors bridge the funding gapSubscription

1 December, 2015 By Sarmad Khan

Companies are turning to banks as clients delay payments


Iran's countdown to Implementation DaySubscription

30 November, 2015 By

The world is preparing for the end of nuclear-related sanctions against the Islamic Republic and the resumption of trade and finance flows

Egypt farm

Egypt looks to press ahead with wheat reformsSubscription

29 November, 2015 By

Grain purchasing reforms are needed for the world’s biggest wheat importer, but Cairo will be wary of the implications


The last resort for food security Subscription

26 November, 2015 By

A facility deep inside the Arctic Circle is playing a vital role in ensuring farming in the Middle East has a viable future

majeed karim

Energy trading in GCC moves step closerVideoSubscription

25 November, 2015 By

The GCC wants to extend its electricity grid to be able to export and import energy beyond the bloc

bassam fattouh

Iran an 'uncertain' oil & gas opportunityVideoSubscription

25 November, 2015 By

While an attractive business opportunity, questions remain on if crude production can be lifted quickly

Karim el-Solh, Gulf Capital

Gulf Capital shifts focus to consumer-driven investmentsSubscription

24 November, 2015 By

Interview: Karim El-Solh, CEO, Gulf Capital


Private equity targets energy and industry Subscription

23 November, 2015 By

Egypt infrastructure push creates opportunities

Qatar seeks further prices from Facility D independent water and power plant bidders

Acwa Power gains further ground in GCC developer rankingsSubscription

23 November, 2015 By

UK/French Engie retains the number one spot in MEED’s 2015 GCC developer ranking

A KDP peshmerga celebrates

Isis backs down in SinjarSubscription

19 November, 2015 By Florian Neuhof

The jihadist group has been flushed out of Sinjar in Mosul and the Yazidis can finally return to a city that has been theirs for countless generations

Aramco expected to approve oil scheme

Outlook for Saudi Arabia's oil sectorVideoSubscription

19 November, 2015 By

A detailed video presentation on oil plans in the kingdom

Power sector

Saudi Arabia plans upcoming power & water projectsVideoSubscription

18 November, 2015 By

A video presentation looking at plans in the kingdom to ensure it meets future capacity requirements

Power plant

Power players: 2015 contractor rankingSubscription

18 November, 2015 By


Entering Kobane

Rebuilding war-ravaged KobaneSubscription

15 November, 2015 By

Residents are returning to the town in northern Syria that was destroyed during fighting with Isis


Currency shortage impedes Egypt investorsSubscription

12 November, 2015 By

Government should take action to improve sentiment

Dubai's Shuaa Capital closes SME loan

Low oil prices to test SMEsSubscription

10 November, 2015 By

Reduced government spending and weak economic growth will mean SMEs in some sectors suffer

Basra oil derrick

Iraqi budget crisis increases uncertainty for oil projectsSubscription

10 November, 2015 By

As revenues dwindle project activity is slowing

Oman port

Falling liquidity to push up cost of PPPsSubscription

4 November, 2015 By

Sound projects will find financing, but on less favourable terms


Private financing resurfaces in regionSubscription

4 November, 2015 By

Governments need to create effective and transparent institutions to succeed this time around

Members of the Libyan pro-government forces gesture as they stand on a tank in Benghazi, Libya

The battle for Libya’s $67bn wealth fundSubscription

1 November, 2015 By James Gavin

Rival factions lay claim to Libya’s sovereign wealth fund and a London court will decide its future

Mena fiscal balance and GDP growth

Middle East oil importers struggle to balance booksSubscription

28 October, 2015 By

Boost from lower oil import bill wiped out by regional instability

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Richard Thompson

Oil ministers promise 2016 recovery

25 November, 2015 By

 The region’s governments should seek to take advantage of the low-cost environment to drive investment