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Al-Naimi: The legendary oil minister may retire soon

Al-Naimi's succession challenge Subscription

30 April 2015 | By

Assistant oil minister and son of King Salman are now favourites to replace Saudi Arabia’s veteran oil minister

Hamad al-Bishri, deputy CEO, Qatar Rail

Interview: Hamad al-Bishri, Qatar Railways Company Subscription

29 April 2015 | By

Qatar Rail’s deputy CEO discusses the Doha Metro, the Lusail light rail project and the country’s tranche of the GCC railway project

Divided Zone: Some analysts believe the Saudi Arabia-Kuwait dispute could degenerate into more serious problems

Trouble in the Divided Zone Subscription

28 April 2015 | By

Oil production in the zone is expected to halt as Saudi Arabia and Kuwait fail to find common ground

Oil drop

Oil price drop hits Saudi Arabia Subscription

28 April 2015 | By

The latest IMFdata on Saudi Arabia illustrates the impact the decline in oil prices is having on the kingdom’s economy

Abu Dhabi strengthens ties with Asian oil customers

Abu Dhabi strengthens ties with Asian oil customers Subscription

28 April 2015 | By

Onshore stake for Japan’s Inpex a sign of growing Asian influence in emirate’s upstream sector

Sultan bin Saeed al-Mansouri, UAE Economy Minister

Interview: Sultan bin Saeed al-Mansouri, UAE Economy Minister Subscription

27 April 2015 | By

The fall in oil prices has reinforced the UAE’s commitment to economic diversification

US-based GE’s distributed power business finds promising markets in areas of volatility

GE sees opportunity in instability Subscription

27 April 2015 | By

Firm’s CEO of distributed power talks about supply and generation challenges in region

Egypt security

Security fears dampen Egypt optimism Subscription

23 April 2015 | By

With $130bn worth of investments pledged, Egypt must tackle the security situation to ensure projects go ahead and confidence returns

Refinery

Jizan enters next phase Subscription

23 April 2015 | By

Construction of refinery and power plant will offer up some serious challenges for Saudi Aramco

Wind power a contender in North Africa

Wind power a contender in North Africa Subscription

23 April 2015 | By

Latest bid prices put onshore wind in Egypt on par with gas generation

Corporate legal battle

The AH al-Gosaibi debt default Subscription

22 April 2015 | By

The largest corporate financial scandal that shook Saudi Arabia

Abdelmalek al-Houthi

Yemen crisis – main players Subscription

22 April 2015 | By

A guide to the major actors in the ongoing Yemen conflict

Global oil production

Oil price still not ready for recovery Subscription

21 April 2015 | By

Opec optimism unfounded while global market remains oversupplied

Sudan election: Only 30-35 per cent of the electorate is reported to have voted

Al-Bashir is losing credibility Subscription

21 April 2015 | By Richard Nield

The low turnout for Sudan’s recent presidential poll could signal the beginning of the end for the incumbent leader, who has failed to deliver promised reforms

Saudi Arabia says the Yemen insurgency is being fuelled by Iran

Regional powers collide in Yemen Subscription

21 April 2015 | By

Fears of growing Iranian influence are behind Saudi Arabia’s military operation

Shinzo Abe's economic policies have started to improve Japan’s competitiveness in the Middle East

Depreciating yen lifts Japan's exports Subscription

14 April 2015 | By

Japanese companies are gaining a greater foothold in Middle East markets

Largest defence budgets 2014

Joint Arab force gains traction Subscription

14 April 2015 | By

Critics warn that a pan-Arab military force runs the risk of becoming a Sunni-led regional superpower unless properly governed

Hinman: CH2M has become a nimbler organisation with a global view

Protecting against a slowdown Subscription

14 April 2015 | By

CH2M Hill’s Jacque Hinman and Neil Reynolds explain how the engineering firm has rebranded and reorganised its business units to become a more focused organisation

Saudi banking sector loan growth

Lending slowdown concerns persist in Saudi Arabia Subscription

14 April 2015 | By

Banks begin posting first-quarter results

Jacque Hinman

Interview: Jacque Hinman, CEO, CH2M Subscription

13 April 2015 | By

In an interview with MEED, the engineering firm’s global head discusses the company’s strategy for the Middle East

Estimated Hydrocarbons production of top three producers

US remained world’s top oil and gas producer in 2014 Subscription

9 April 2015 | By

America is also top petroleum liquids producer after overtaking Saudi Arabia in 2013

Dubai Water Canal

GCC builds on lessons learned Subscription

9 April 2015 | By

Yu Tao, president and CEO of China State Construction Engineering Corporation Middle East, says tighter regulation and a more mature market have made the GCC an attractive region in which to operate

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Dubai becomes Gulf’s solar champion Subscription

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The emirate is making renewables plans and acting on them, becoming the regional leader in the alternative energy race. Other GCC states’ once promising schemes are falling behind

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