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Middle East Analysis

Stability: King Salman's (extreme right) first priority was to establish a clear line of succession to the throne

Saudi Arabia's next generation emerges Subscription

27 January 2015

The many challenges facing Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud

Desalination

Innovation to form central part of region’s water plans Subscription

27 January 2015

Countries will need to make large investments in the water sector

Cairo

Cairo faces similar difficulties to Amman Subscription

27 January 2015

For developers and clients, Egypt’s wind and solar feed-in tariff programme is a learning curve, which will be shaped by dialogue and trial and error

Mena power capacity

Pivotal year for renewables projects Subscription

27 January 2015

This year is likely to be a game-changer for alternative energy developers, with lower tariffs and new technology reducing costs for renewable energy schemes

Military campaign: The Houthis consolidated control

Yemen on the precipice Subscription

27 January 2015 | By Peter Salisbury

The political vacuum in Yemen since President Abdrabbu Mansour al-Hadi’s resignation has provided yet more uncertainty for the country’s future

The House of Saud

The house of Saud Subscription

27 January 2015

Take a look at the house of Saud’s family tree through MEED’s image gallery

Middle East and North Africa syndicated loan volumes

Mena syndicated loan volumes decline in 2014 Subscription

26 January 2015 | By

Middle East and North Africa region records a 12 per cent drop on previous year

King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud

Obituary: King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud Subscription

23 January 2015 | By

The death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah deprives the Middle East of one of its most forceful political leaders of recent times

Supply and demand: Domestic gas consumption has outsripped production in recent years

Abu Dhabi takes on gas deficit Subscription

20 January 2015 | By

The Shah project is providing a boost to gas availability in the UAE, but it is only part of its strategy

Ship: The Atwood Achiever began drilling in December

Drilling reignites territorial dispute Subscription

20 January 2015 | By

Oil exploration activity in the Western Sahara could bring renewed violence to the North African disputed territory, with a billion barrels of oil potentially at stake

Samir Brikho, CEO, Amec Foster Wheeler

Amec Foster Wheeler sets sights on Saudi Arabia Subscription

20 January 2015 | By

CEO of the newly formed company, Samir Brikho speaks to MEED

Mena project finance volumes

Mena project finance volumes decline in 2014 Subscription

19 January 2015 | By

Oil price concerns could affect this year’s deal pipeline

Railway construction

Rail projects safe from oil price drop Subscription

19 January 2015 | By

No sign of delays for existing rail and metro projects across the GCC although new project plans unlikely to materialise this year

Dubai’s Salik road toll is contributing to revenue growth

Oil price fall reignites tax debate Subscription

18 January 2015 | By

GCC governments could resort to stealth taxes to prop up budgets in the face of declining crude prices

Average LNG import prices to Japan

GCC LNG exporters hit as prices plummet Subscription

14 January 2015 | By

Lower Asia demand growth and tumbling crude price signal weak liquefied natural gas market in 2015

Abu Dhabi residential rental prices

Changing landscape for Abu Dhabi property Subscription

13 January 2015 | By

International investment could serve developers as emirate’s market continues slow growth

Falling crude prices are accentuating the excess supply of hotel rooms in Dubai

Dubai tourism sector to cool on oil slump Subscription

12 January 2015 | By

Ahmed Ramdan, group CEO of the local hospitality consultancy Roya International, discusses the impact of falling oil prices on tourism in Dubai

Dubai freehold villa supply pipeline

Dubai property market regains balance Subscription

12 January 2015 | By

Dubai’s real estate market has matured, and will continue to see slow but sure growth on the back of confidence fuelled by the Expo 2020 win

Bosch provided the audio system for the 60,000-spectator capacity grandstand at Dubai's Meydan Racecourse

Dubai projects showcase technological innovation

12 January 2015 | By

Expo and Smart City programmes will require cutting-edge products and installations

David Richter, president and CEO of Hill International

Hill International enters next phase Subscription

6 January 2015 | By

The new CEO, David Richter, is aiming to hit $1bn in revenues, with the project management firm seeing growth in all its markets

Kuwait oil and gas contract awards

Record oil and gas contract awards expected in Kuwait Subscription

6 January 2015 | By

Project contracts worth $21.5bn due to be awarded over 2015

Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi

Tunisia’s transition success based on consensus Subscription

5 January 2015 | By

Political and economic challenges still ahead

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Dubai hotel rooms

Dubai’s budget hotel dilemma Subscription

11 January 2015 | By

While there is strong demand in the emirate for mid-range and budget hotels, the cost of land is holding back development of sector

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