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New Suez Canal

More port projects follow Suez Canal expansion Subscription

30 July 2015 | By

Expanded canal to generate more revenues for the government

Landmark agreement: US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) and Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif

Iran's next challenge Subscription

29 July 2015 | By

The removal of sanctions will open up Iran to foreign investment, but there are still hurdles to cross

UAE fuel subsidies 2013 and 2015

UAE takes long-term view with subsidy cuts Subscription

28 July 2015 | By

Deregulation of fuel prices will ease pressure on state budget

Mediterranean migrant deaths by route

Libya's economic crisis starts to bite Subscription

28 July 2015 | By

As UN-mediated peace talks between Libya’s rival governments break down, the country’s finances look increasingly precarious

Central Bank of Iran governor Valiollah Seif

Iran banks in need of huge overhaul Subscription

28 July 2015 | By

Bad debt and stifling regulations will need to be addressed as sanctions are lifted

Officials from the Tehran Stock Exchange have said they will attend an international exhibition later this year to promote foreign participation on the bourse

Tehran exchange braced for fivefold gains Subscription

27 July 2015 | By

Market is seen as last major untapped opportunity

Tehran in Iran

Emirati banks cautious on Iran Subscription

23 July 2015 | By

UAE could be well-placed for trade finance boom


Saudi Arabia dominates region's project finance sector Subscription

14 July 2015 | By

Uncertain pipeline for second half of year, but 2016 shows promise

GCC price indices 2015

Oil price volatility hits stock markets Subscription

14 July 2015 | By

Mixed results for GCC equity markets during first half

Dubai property market

UAE real estate oversupply hits construction awards Subscription

13 July 2015 | By

Slowdown comes as awards in Saudi Arabia double

Power plant

Saudi Arabia and Qatar prop up GCC power sector Subscription

9 July 2015 | By

Power contract awards down 58 per cent year-on-year

Oman seeks interest in Duqm acetic acid plant

Governments turn to private sector for project funding Subscription

9 July 2015 | By

Sustained lower oil prices could push governments towards alternative lending models

GCC oil and gas contract awards 2009-15

Kuwait buoys slump in GCC oil and gas spending Subscription

8 July 2015 | By

Contract awards slow in key Middle East oil-exporting markets

Central Bank of Bahrain

GCC governments turn to debt Subscription

7 July 2015 | By

Debt issuances welcomed by banking community

Sum of GCC contract awards and Brent crude oil price

Saudi Arabia project awards resilient amid GCC decline Subscription

7 July 2015 | By

GCC first-half contract awards fall by almost a third amid low oil prices

GCC construction awards

Updated Fidic contracts to relieve project pressure Subscription

7 July 2015 | By

A more collaborative form of contract is an opportunity for the region

Etihad Rail awards employee housing deal

Transport awards dip as decision making slows in 2015 Subscription

7 July 2015 | By

Project awards value during the first half of 2015 contracts by 36 per cent compared to figures from the same period last year

Libya oil facilities

Isis expansion threatens Libyan oil operations Subscription

5 July 2015 | By

The outlook for Libyan oil exports is bleak, with Isis threatening key crude terminals against a backdrop of civil protests and disputes between the rival governments


Gender rights and education key to UAE development Subscription

2 July 2015 | By

Swedish State Secretary for Enterprise and Innovation, Oscar Stenstrom, on the UAE’s development strategy

Corruptioin perception and press freedom in Mena

Tackling the problem of corruption Subscription

1 July 2015 | By Dominc Dudley

The region’s policies to weed out malpractice and fraud are rarely seen as effective

Tunisia shooting

Sousse attack to impact Tunisia's political transition Subscription

30 June 2015 | By

Sousse attack threatens entire economy, while the international community stands by

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Quick investment likely in Iran's aluminium sector Subscription

23 July 2015 | By

Sanctions relief could open up metals potential for major gas-producing country

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Emirati banks cautious on Iran Subscription

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