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Middle East Analysis

Construction infographic

A visual key to the region's construction sectorSubscription

28 April, 2016

Several pressure points are forcing the building industry to reinvent itself

The petrochemicals funnel

How petrochemicals can multiply GDPSubscription

28 April, 2016

The move downstream is increasing the economic contribution of the oil and gas industry

Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul)

Must read: Saudi Arabia's economic vision, more Aramco awards and Abu Dhabi solarSubscription

28 April, 2016 By

The major story this week was the kingdom’s Vision 2030 plans, while infrastructure project plans elsewhere in the GCC saw progress

Offshore oil rig

The 10 Gulf oil projects you need to watch: Part 2Subscription

28 April, 2016 By

MEED looks at the oil schemes in the balance in Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Iran and Iraq

Ras Tanura refinery

The 10 Gulf oil projects you need to watchSubscription

27 April, 2016 By

Part one: MEED looks at the oil schemes in the balance in Oman, Saudi Arabia and the UAE

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman al-Saud

Board Report: May 2016

26 April, 2016 By

Riyadh unveils its much-anticipated reform programme, IMF downgrades regional outlook as oil prices rally, and GCC states reaffirm support for Cairo

Petrol station in GCC

Cheap energy draws to an endSubscription

26 April, 2016 By

It is difficult to see how governments can avoid increasing energy prices as such is the drain of subsidies on budgets

A site perspective of King Abdullah Economic City in Saudi Arabia

The truth about diversificationSubscription

26 April, 2016 By

Manufacturing is not the key to economic diversification, says one analyst


Riyadh announces sweeping reforms with Vision 2030 planSubscription

25 April, 2016 By

Full details of economic roadmap due in 30-45 days

Lord Tim Bell, Bell Pottinger

Advertising and strategic communications can defeat IsisSubscription

25 April, 2016 By

Bell Pottinger founder Lord Tim Bell says the communications industry must find a response to the terrorist group

Ahmed Ismail, MAF Ventures

Majid al-Futtaim adapts growth plansSubscription

25 April, 2016 By

Interview: Ahmed Ismail, CEO, Majid Al Futtaim Ventures

Saudi refinery

The sector that Riyadh should focus on

24 April, 2016 By Tom Isherwood, Francesco Marra

Investing in downstream can generate up to $160bn in GDP and 800,000 jobs for Saudi nationals by 2030

Dubai Metro

Must read: Dubai metro, worst quarter for projects and Saudi Aramco awardsSubscription

21 April, 2016

Route 2020 and the transit masterplan in Dubai both progressed this week


Value of Saudi construction awards falls by two-thirdsSubscription

20 April, 2016 By

The outlook is weak for project awards in the kingdom’s construction and transport sectors

Al-Reem Island in Abu Dhabi

GCC diversification – the bigger pictureSubscription

20 April, 2016

The combination of lower oil prices and accumulated reserves has created a window of opportunity to refocus on diversifying Gulf economies

Small firms in emerging markets typically struggle to access bank financing

Regulations and financing restrain small firmsSubscription

19 April, 2016 By Walid Cherif

Every year, hundreds of great businesses are denied access to growth capital from mainstream sources

Iran flag

Iran implementation continues to developSubscription

18 April, 2016 By ,

US continues to refine its rules on the Islamic Republic as questions arise about the easing of sanctions


Surprising growth in Dubai's retail sectorSubscription

18 April, 2016 By

Interview: Hamad Buamim, president and CEO of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Anas al-Saleh, deputy prime minister of Kuwait

Kuwait infrastructure spending at "full throttle"Subscription

17 April, 2016 By

Exclusive interview: Anas al-Saleh, deputy prime minister of Kuwait


Sharjah chooses to optimise existing power plantsSubscription

14 April, 2016 By

Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority currently evaluating bids for combined-cycle conversion project

The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour

Must know: Dubai's tall plans, the IMF's grim forecasts and Saudi-Egypt dealsSubscription

14 April, 2016 By

The spotlight shone on Dubai this week as news of twin ‘biggest’ plans emerged

Saudi Arabia

Riyadh shifts gears on projects spendingSubscription

12 April, 2016

Saudi Arabia is expected to return to building power and water capacity using the developer market, and is said to be exploring public-private partnerships for transport schemes

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