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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

Naoki Tamaki, chief representative in Dubai, Jbic

Naoki Tamaki, chief representative in Dubai, Jbic Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

The executive from Japan Bank for International Cooperation says the Middle East and North Africa region will remain an important market for Japanese developers

UAE oil and gas contract awards with oil prices

Counter-cyclical oil spending unlikely to return in Abu Dhabi Subscription

2 March 2015 | By

Boom in contract awards during 2009 recession-led oil slump will not be repeated

Bahrain banking sector assets

Bahrain banking sector to come under pressure Subscription

2 March 2015 | By

Low oil price will do little to improve fortunes

Refined products sales

Saudi refining plan hinges on curbing subsidies Subscription

1 March 2015 | By

Kingdom aims to become world’s second-largest exporter of refined products

kirkuk

Kirkuk dispute to intensify Subscription

24 February 2015 | By

Erbil is determined to defend its control of the oil-rich province

Cairo in Egypt

Economic optimism growing in Egypt Subscription

24 February 2015 | By

Expectations are high ahead of Economic Development Conference in March

Lebanon public debt

Economy grows on cheaper oil prices Subscription

23 February 2015 | By

On paper, the Lebanese economy seems to be performing well, due to a lower energy import bill. But instability continues to trouble the country

China year of ram

China diversifies Gulf spending Subscription

17 February 2015 | By

China is expanding its spending in the Gulf beyond the oil and gas industry

Dubai hotels

Mixed start to 2015 for Dubai hotels Subscription

17 February 2015 | By

New supply will present challenges for hotel sector in first quarter

Non-performing loan volumes in decline

UAE banks to weather difficult 2015 Subscription

16 February 2015 | By

New report says sector is well-equipped to deal with slowdown

Ethylene production costs

Oil price drop will lower GCC petrochemicals margins Subscription

15 February 2015 | By

Regional producers will face stronger competition from naphtha-based crackers in Asia and Europe

Bahrain

Four years on, no resolution in Bahrain Subscription

10 February 2015 | By ,

Low oil prices will make it harder for Manama to bring an end to civil unrest

Unrest: Protests continue to take place across Bahrain on a daily basis

Crackdown on opposition leaders in Bahrain Subscription

10 February 2015

Renewed civil unrest in the country

Riyadh in Saudi Arabia

Saudi government continues massive spending plans Subscription

10 February 2015 | By

Positive forecasts for construction sector as government announces additional infrastructure spending

Egypt foreign reserves

Egypt tackles US dollar black market Subscription

10 February 2015 | By

Country’s depreciating currency starts to stablise

Unchanged fiscal strategy for Saudi Arabia

Unchanged fiscal strategy for Saudi Arabia Subscription

9 February 2015 | By

There had been expectations of sweeping changes to the kingdom’s economic strategy

Burj Khalifa cover

Cloudy outlook for Dubai property sector Subscription

3 February 2015 | By

Internal and external factors play a role in the slowdown of Dubai’s real estate market

Ten richest Mena billionaires

The Middle East’s missing billionaires Subscription

3 February 2015 | By

A lack of world-beating entrepreneurs doesn’t bode well for the region’s economic development

Paddy Padmanathan, President & CEO, Acwa Power

Acwa Power builds up international portfolio Subscription

3 February 2015 | By

Paddy Padmanathan, President & CEO of Saudi utility firm Acwa Power, has his sights firmly set on turning the company into the most cost-effective renewable energy provider in the Middle East and North Africa

UAE bank profits 2014

UAE banks to face a rocky 2015 Subscription

3 February 2015 | By

Analysts warn of slowdown in credit growth

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