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Middle East Analysis


Saudi Arabia retreats from renewables Subscription

26 March 2015 | By

Saudi Arabia is the most irradiated country on Earth, but it is slashing plans for the world’s biggest solar power programme

Four-nation tour: South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye is fostering ties with the leaders of Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE

Seoul moves to strengthen ties Subscription

24 March 2015 | By

South Korea is looking to redress the trade disparity with GCC countries in the face of lower oil prices

David Cox, regional managing director, Middle East and South Asia, Mott MacDonald

Construction firms predict slowdown Subscription

24 March 2015 | By , Katie Briggs

Executives at some of the region’s top construction firms say lower oil prices will lead to a rethink about the need for future projects

Roger Cruickshank, Atkins

King Abdulaziz Boulevard project Subscription

24 March 2015 | By

The walkway will allow pilgrims to move around easier in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Al-Maktoum International location

Boom in Egypt oil and gas project awards expected Subscription

23 March 2015 | By

Contracts worth $37.2bn expected to be signed before the end of 2018

Qatar projects update

Qatar project awards to increase Subscription

23 March 2015 | By

Around $30bn-worth of awards are expected to be made in 2015

Anti-Houthi protesters demonstrate in Yemen's southwestern city of Taiz on 22 March. Houthi fighters opposed to Yemen's president took over the city in an escalation of a power struggle

A futile battle for power in Yemen Subscription

23 March 2015 | By Peter Salisbury

If the Houthis and Al-Hadi go to war, the outcome will only be one that leaves Yemen’s already impoverished economy moribund

The terrorist attack in March on the Bardo Museum in Tunis, which cost more than 20 lives, has thrown Tunisia’s fragile security situation into the international spotlight

Tightening security only way forward for Tunis Subscription

22 March 2015 | By

Terror attacks such as the one on the Bardo Museum could send Tunisia spiralling into a vicious circle of deteriorating security, and the government must take preventive actions immediately

Iraq's Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari

Iraq economy falters as anti-Isis campaign unfolds Subscription

22 March 2015 | By

The IMF said Iraq’s government should cut spending and change its banking policies to deal with a soaring budget deficit

Craig Cowie, QInvest

Investors diversify on low oil prices Subscription

22 March 2015 | By

Opportunities sought around the GCC, as well as the US and Asia

Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar

Qatar to 2022 and beyond Subscription

19 March 2015 | By

Fifa confirms the Qatar World Cup Finals are to be held in November 2022 to avoid the Gulf’s heat and humidity

Qatar mega-reservoirs presentation

Qatar's mega-reservoir plans explained Subscription

19 March 2015 | By

A data overview of plans to create a strategic seven-day supply of water in the country

Average breakeven prices for non-producing assets, 2020

Saudi Arabia may use swing capacity to drive volatility Subscription

18 March 2015 | By

Higher volatility will prevent smaller producers entering the market, say analysts

Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi speaks at the Egypt Economic Development Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh on 13 March

Egypt’s $200bn sales pitch

17 March 2015 | By

Cairo’s huge investment conference was a defining moment for President Al-Sisi

Egypt attracts almost $100bn of investment deals

Egypt attracts $130bn of investment deals

15 March 2015 | By

Country seeks finance to rebuild infrastructure and kick-start economy

Jubail cover

Sadara Chemical is Jubail’s game changer Subscription

10 March 2015 | By ,

The imminent opening of the Sadara chemicals project signals the start of a new era of growth for the city

Iraq oil exports 2014-15

Iraq oil exports hit 12-month high Subscription

10 March 2015 | By

Erbil claims it is not receiving budget payments despite boosting northern volumes


Saudi industrial city developments progressing Subscription

9 March 2015

The kingdom is spending $11bn to develop downstream, housing and education facilities in the Eastern Province

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Strategic priorities shape Gulf projects spending Subscription

8 March 2015

The impact of low oil prices on project plans around the region

Egypt GDP growth and planned real estate projects

Egypt real estate projects top $140bn Subscription

5 March 2015 | By

Real estate plans across the country to face investors as investment conference nears

Ibrahim Mahlab, premier of Egypt

'We are reforming the economy,' says Egypt premier Ibrahim Mahlab Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

In an exclusive interview with MEED, the prime minister explains how the government is working towards a fundamental reform of the Egyptian economy and looking to engage the private sector

Libya timebomb

The North African time bomb Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

Libya’s escalating crisis is threatening regional stability

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