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Commentary

Comment, analysis and opinion on the latest events and trends in the Middle East.

Sarmad Khan

Going gets tougher for Saudi Binladin GroupSubscription

10 February, 2016 By

Contractor faces problems on multiple fronts in 2016

Philippa Wilkinson

Focus on problem loansSubscription

9 February, 2016 By

A difficult 2016 will show which banks and borrowers can balance their books

Andrew Roscoe

Riyadh targets improved efficiencySubscription

9 February, 2016 By

The Saudi government wants to reduce waste and so save costs

Mark Watts

Abu Dhabi opts for quick fix on gas importsSubscription

8 February, 2016 By

Floating LNG terminal will plug the gap as delays hit larger project in Fujairah

Colin Foreman

It is always a good time to launch tall towersSubscription

7 February, 2016 By

Market conditions inevitably change during the construction of long term projects

Richard Thompson new

Project finance key to 2016 successSubscription

4 February, 2016 By

Low oil prices are creating opportunities for private finance but collaboration is needed to overcome challenges      

Philippa Wilkinson

The challenges of population growthVideoSubscription

2 February, 2016 By

Reform and investment is needed for the region to take advantage of demographic trends

Jennifer Aguinaldo

GCC railway entering a precarious phase Subscription

2 February, 2016 By

Kuwait and Qatar have the opportunity to take the lead on the regional railway scheme

Hossam Abougabal

Cairo must let go of large state-owned companiesSubscription

1 February, 2016 By

Letting go of large state-owned companies will create more efficient operations that can drive growth in the private sector

Will Crisp

Healthcare sector job cuts highlight Doha's depopulation fearsSubscription

31 January, 2016 By

A decade of rapid population growth comes to an end

Colin Foreman

Villas are an opportunity for Arabtec to trade out of troubleSubscription

28 January, 2016 By

Dubai-listed construction firm has a strong track record and specialist technology

Richard Thompson

Welcome to MEED Business ReviewSubscription

27 January, 2016 By

In our first edition, we analyse how the region is tapping the region’s youth

Hossam Abougabal

Egypt welcomes Chinese support as oil prices continue to plummetSubscription

20 January, 2016 By

China has announced a number of financial commitments ahead of the President Xi’s visit to Cairo on 21 January

Mark Watts

New year brings fresh woes for oil sectorSubscription

19 January, 2016 By

Crude plummets to 13-year lows as Iran opens up for business

Andrew Roscoe

Renewable energy rises to top of agendaSubscription

19 January, 2016 By

Outlook is positive despite lower oil prices

Colin Foreman

Business as usual for a depressed construction marketSubscription

18 January, 2016 By

Region needs more that just a few pockets of activity