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Middle East Analysis

Young worker

The new definition of entrepreneurship

23 June, 2016 By Prashant Gulati

The Middle East will need to build its own definition of entrepreneurship

Oil rig

Board Report: July 2016

23 June, 2016 By

World Bank downgrades outlook for regional growth; GCC governments detail tax plans; and Tehran closes in on new oil contracts

Rail infographic

A visual key to the regional rail boomSubscription

22 June, 2016

Rail has been the fastest-growing segment of the Middle East and North Africa region’s projects market since 2011, as governments seek to modernise their logistics capacity. And with about $170bn of projects planned, the regional rail boom is set to continue

Artist's rendition of an eco-villa at the under-construction Masdar City in Abu Dhabi

Clean energy on the region’s agendaSubscription

22 June, 2016 By Steven Griffiths

The UAE and Saudi Arabia have made commitments to increase spending on clean energy innovation

Air pollution

GCC states outline carbon targetsSubscription

22 June, 2016 By

Governments are clearly concerned about the potential impacts of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change


Aluminium recycling is a missed opportunitySubscription

22 June, 2016 By Sari Razzak

While recycled aluminium accounted for 32 per cent of total worldwide production in 2010, in the GCC it only accounted for 2 per cent

Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh plans major cuts to greenhouse emissionsSubscription

22 June, 2016 By

Kingdom is looking at a range of measures including carbon capture and storage

Norm Gilsdorf, Honeywell Middle East, Russia and Central Asia

Smart buildings crucial to future success of citiesSubscription

22 June, 2016

Interview: Norm Gilsdorf, president of Honeywell Middle East, Russia and Central Asia

Sustainability infographic

A carbon hot houseSubscription

22 June, 2016

Although the overall volume of greenhouse gas emissions from the GCC is low, the region is among the worst performing in terms of CO2 emissions per capita

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)

Dubai Inc can handle $16bn debt maturity mountainSubscription

16 June, 2016 By

Government-related entities are managing liquidity carefully

Dubai International airport Concourse D

Top airport projects you need to watchSubscription

16 June, 2016 By

Multi-billion dollar airport schemes have been launched across the region 

Ali Rashid Lootah, Nakheel

Anticipating Dubai's property trendsSubscription

13 June, 2016 By

Interview: Ali Rashid Lootah, chairman, Nakheel

Members of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps

Uncovering the tracks of Iran’s Revolutionary GuardsSubscription

7 June, 2016 By Dominic Dudley

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is often portrayed as playing a central role in the Iranian economy, but just how extensive are its business interests?


Huge opportunities in project financeSubscription

7 June, 2016 By

Regional governments are working on public-private partnership and privatisation plans, broadening the focus from the utilities sector

Mutlaq al-Sanei, Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects

Kuwait PPP body works to bring stakeholders on boardSubscription

2 June, 2016 By

Interview: Mutlaq al-Sanei, general manager, Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects

Vision 2030 infographic

Saudi Arabia by 2030Subscription

30 May, 2016

A visual key to Riyadh’s economic transformation plan

Khalid al-Falih, chairman of Saudi Aramco

Board Report: June 2016

26 May, 2016 By

Saudi Arabia reshuffles cabinet; outlook for oil prices improves; debt ratings slashed for three GCC countries; and Iraq set to receive $15bn in aid

Hospital technology

Big data is crucial to the future of healthcareSubscription

25 May, 2016 By Nino Giguashvili

Big data is essential for the digital transformation of healthcare industries in the Gulf states


Changes vital to boost safety in healthcare Subscription

25 May, 2016 By Tawfik AM Khoja

Moving from a culture of blame towards one of safety in the GCC medical sector involves change

Healthcare infographic

Investing in the region’s healthSubscription

25 May, 2016

Population growth and rising life expectancy are overstretching GCC healthcare, pushing governments to prioritise investment in capacity


Conflicting statements bad for Egypt tourismSubscription

24 May, 2016 By

In times of disaster what is needed is transparency, honesty and a commitment to identifying the true cause, regardless of political agendas and reputations

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