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Trends

Analysis of the latest market trends in the Middle East.

Trends

Middle East steel usage

Imports depress GCC steel prices Subscription Required

16 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Reduced demand in China has steered its cheaper steel exports into the Middle East

Conflict fatalities in Mena region

The deadliest region in the world Subscription Required

1 June 2015 | By Dominic Dudley

The nature of war is changing in the Middle East and North Africa, with the death toll increasing day by day

Vehicles in use 2013

Open road for car manufacturers Subscription Required

26 May 2015 | By Dominic Dudley

Vehicle sales are growing fast across the region, not least luxury brands

Indian bank in Dubai

Remittances remain volatile Subscription Required

18 May 2015 | By Dominic Dudley

Remittance flows began to grow again last year, but could be hit if oil prices stay low

Major Middle East Gold Production

Region increases gold output Subscription Required

4 January 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Saudi Arabia and Sudan lead growth in gold production

Global gender gap ranking

Region struggles to shrink gender gap Subscription Required

12 November 2014 | By Paul Melly

The Middle East and North Africa region lags behind all other regions when it comes to female empowerment

Hi-tech: The Passivhaus features many environmentally friendly technologies

Doha Passivhaus sets green building standard Subscription Required

5 November 2014 | By Paul Melly

An environmentally friendly villa built as a pilot scheme in Qatar is setting a precedent in the GCC green building industry

Cranes

Middle East grows in importance for Turkish contractors Subscription Required

27 October 2014 | By Dominic Dudley

The construction firms are continuing to win work across the region

IMF real GDP growth forecast 2015-19 percentage

Oil price slump tests forecasters Subscription Required

21 October 2014 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

Political upheaval and uncertain oil price trends make predicting economic growth challenging

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