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Middle East Analysis

Faced with an economic storm in 2015, Dubai’s response has been to plan for the long term

Dubai adopts cautious stance Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

Faced with an economic storm in 2015, the emirate’s response has been to plan for the long term

Concentrated solar power scheme

Solar market optimistic over region’s renewables prospects Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

UAE solar firm Enviromena says major solar programmes will move forward in spite of the drop in oil prices

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, chairman of DP World

Interview: Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, chairman, DP World Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

International ports operator DP World is cementing itself as a global trade player with major plans for future growth, according to its chairman. Rebecca Spong reports

DFM general index

Volatility rules on GCC stock markets Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

Oil prices stretch GCC stock market performance

Number of freehold residential transactions in Dubai

Oil prices unlikely to affect real estate in short term Subscription

17 December 2014 | By

Dubai’s real estate market witnessing relative stability as the region prepares for the impact of falling oil prices

Oil

Impact of falling oil prices on the UAE Subscription

17 December 2014

Like Kuwait and Qatar, the UAE is well prepared to deal with a period of low oil prices. It has substantial fiscal reserves, a relatively low breakeven price, and the strongest non-oil economy in the region

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Impact of falling oil prices on Saudi Arabia Subscription

17 December 2014

Saudi Arabia is likely to record a deficit next year, but its sizeable reserves mean that there will be little anxiety in Riyadh

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Impact of falling oil prices on Qatar Subscription

17 December 2014

Qatar has made it clear it is planning to sustain a high level of spending over the course of 2015

The Wessal Bouregreg development in Rabat, in Morocco

Revamping Morocco’s biggest cities Subscription

17 December 2014 | By Dominc Dudley

Channelled through investment fund Wessal Capital, billions of dollars in Gulf money is reshaping the centre of the cities of Rabat and Sale

oil

Impact of falling oil prices on Oman Subscription

17 December 2014

With smaller oil reserves and a much higher budget breakeven oil price, Oman is more vulnerable to low crude prices than the four biggest GCC economies, but stands in a far stronger position than Bahrain

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Impact of falling oil prices on Kuwait Subscription

17 December 2014

Kuwait’s low budget breakeven price of $52.3 a barrel and its hefty sovereign wealth fund makes it the best prepared out of any Gulf nation to face a prolonged period of depressed oil prices, according to Moody’s Investors Service

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Impact of falling oil prices in Bahrain Subscription

17 December 2014

With its precarious public finances and restive Shia majority, out of all the GCC nations Bahrain is the most vulnerable to persistently low oil prices

Oil, gas and chemical awards in the GCC

GCC oil and gas spending hits four-year high in 2014 Subscription

15 December 2014 | By

Kuwait leads spending as Saudi Arabia has weakest year for contracts since 2004

Cloud computing

Interview: Richard Longdon, CEO, Aveva Solutions Subscription

14 December 2014 | By

Cloud computing is the future for oil and gas, but customers have to adapt their mindset, says Aveva CEO Richard Longdon.

Refinery

A new era for contracting Subscription

11 December 2014 | By

The recent price dispute at Aramco’s Jizan project suggests a new period of less aggressive bidding is around the corner

Current account balance

A lifeline for oil importers Subscription

11 December 2014 | By

Low oil prices will provide an economic boost for Middle East and North Africa

Illustration of Lucas Hautvast

Interview: Lucas Hautvast, CEO and president, GDF Suez Energy Subscription

11 December 2014 | By

The new South Asia, Middle East and Africa head of GDF Suez explains how financing models are changing in the region’s private developer market

Incremental Opec crude production capacity

Non-Opec to dominate capacity growth to end of decade Subscription

11 December 2014 | By

Iraq to provide 60 per cent of new Opec volumes by 2020 with declines forecast in Kuwait and Algeria

WTI spot price

Riding out low oil prices Subscription

4 December 2014 | By

GCC nations brace for budget deficits as Opec offers no oil price support

Masi Flottant Index

Morocco’s illiquid market Subscription

4 December 2014 | By

Casablanca is trying to inject some much-needed life into its underperforming stock exchange, burdened by downgrades and disillusioned investors

Petrochemicals sector

GCC petrochemicals production doubled since 2005 Subscription

4 December 2014 | By

Six-country bloc produced more than 140 million tonnes of petrochemicals in 2013

Renewables just one element of Egypt's strategy

Renewables just one element of Egypt's strategy Subscription

1 December 2014 | By

Cairo recently launched 4,300MW direct proposal renewable energy programme

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