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

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As the most populous Arab country, much of Egypt's infrastructure is ill-equipped to meet the needs of its people

All eyes on Egypt

3 March 2015 | By

International community eagerly anticipating country’s impending infastructure boom


Aramco’s selective spending

3 March 2015 | By

Oil major focusing on specific schemes is right strategy at this time

Construction in Cairo

Egypt committed to foreign investment

3 March 2015 | By

Authorities affirm FDI commitment with recent concerns surrounding the financing of Arabtec’s housing project

Colin Foreman

Vanity projects slow amid low oil prices Video

1 March 2015

Leaner budgets for governments to focus on critical infrastructure

Egypt housing

Egypt property plans threaten to overpromise

26 February 2015 | By

Fears of overambitious real estate plans as general confidence remains high in the lead up to Egypt Economic Development conference


Qatar turns focus to World Cup

24 February 2015 | By

Oil prices and overstretched supply chain force difficult decisions


Jizan turning the corner

24 February 2015 | By

Economic forum will bring renewed hope for the region

Kuwait needs to move fast if its plans are to be taken seriously

Second time lucky for Kuwait

24 February 2015 | By

New five-year development plan includes many old projects

Erbil, capital of the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq

Shifting borders in northern Iraq

24 February 2015 | By

Isis has provided a smokescreen for power plays in embattled region


Jordan’s renewables plan gains momentum

24 February 2015 | By

First phase projects move toward financial close

Hossam Abougabal

Orascom spin-off good for Egypt’s projects market Video

23 February 2015 | By

Orascom Construction will list in both Dubai and Egypt

Kevin Baxter

Saudi Arabia's tight gas plans take shape Video

23 February 2015 | By

Saudi Aramco is committed to unconventional gas project in the kingdom


New vision for GCC construction workforce

22 February 2015 | By Sachin Kerur

Development of a regional policy for hiring workers is under discussion

The region is capitalising on the rising number of visiting Chinese tourists

Gulf can benefit from China’s export push

17 February 2015 | By

More Chinese companies are looking to set up in the region


Perfect timing for OCI demerger

17 February 2015 | By

Demerger set to be complete in time for Egypt’s economic development conference

UAE upstream market set for quiet year

UAE upstream market set for quiet year

17 February 2015 | By

Fewer large projects set to be awarded in Abu Dhabi after three-year spending spree

Dubai finance

Dubai World debt restructure good for banks

16 February 2015 | By

Creditor approval of debt restructuring deal will help to lower bad loan volumes

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