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The Villamar development (left) in Manama's central business district in Bahrain

Work resumes on Bahrain’s Villamar Subscription Required

3 August 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Mixed-use development stalled in 2011

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Bahrain bomb blast kills two Subscription Required

28 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Attack targetted police officers in a Shia area

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Bahrain Marina project tender floated Subscription Required

23 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Demolition tender launched for Bahrain marina project

To make significant inroads into reducing the waiting list for social housing, Manama will have to enlist the help of private firms

Bahrain construction sector grows by 7.5 per cent Subscription Required

23 July 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Kingdom plans to spend $22bn on new projects

Manama financial district in Bahrain

Bahrain's non-oil economy beats expectations Subscription Required

23 July 2015 | By Colin Foreman

A number of sectors grew strongly

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Bahrain invites investors for waterfront project Subscription Required

22 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Muharraq Municipality Council has received expressions of interest from investors in Bahrain and the UAE

Bahrain Airport Company to launch several tenders

Mott Macdonald wins Bahrain airport contract Subscription Required

14 July 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

State-of-the-art fuel farm to come online within 24 to 30 months

Construction on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi

Arcapita acquires Abu Dhabi properties Subscription Required

14 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Investment management firm on the road back from bankruptcy

Qatar tenders sewage treatment contract

Joint venture wins Bahraini wastewater deal Subscription Required

14 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Sewage treatment plant funded by Abu Dhabi

Bahrain airport

Bahrain sets September deadline for airport bids Subscription Required

12 July 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Terminal building is kingdom’s largest upcoming construction project

Aluminium smelter

French firm wins Bahrain aluminium deal Subscription Required

9 July 2015 | By Mark Watts

Local producer is expanding with a re-melt facility

Manama, Bahrain

Manama approves new budget Subscription Required

7 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Bahrain records $4bn deficit for 2015-16 budget

GCC construction

GCC economic activity drops by 30 per cent Subscription Required

2 July 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Three data points show that markets fell during first half of 2015

Bahrain to receive military aid from Washington following four-year freeze

US set to resume aid to Bahrain Subscription Required

30 June 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Bahrain to receive military aid from Washington following four-year freeze

Bahrain airport

Bahrain gives airport bidders more time Subscription Required

24 June 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Major international consortiums have been invited to submit offers

GCC Projects forecast 2015

GCC contract awards down 21 per cent Subscription Required

22 June 2015 | By Robert Jones

Fall in awards highlights the uncertainty surrounding the projects market

Bahrain expects new line-up of projects

Bahrain plans major tourism project Subscription Required

21 June 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Government-backed tourism project expected to be developed in Bahrain

Bahrain protests

Bahrain opposition leader sentenced Subscription Required

17 June 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Bahrain’s opposition leader has been sentenced to four years in prison following his arrest in December 2014

Bahrain approves $3.5bn Alba expansion

Bahrain approves $3.5bn Alba expansion Subscription Required

14 June 2015 | By Kevin Baxter , Andrew Roscoe

Long-awaited scheme now expected to be tendered in 2016

Manama, Bahrain

Bahrain’s negative outlook affirmed Subscription Required

14 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

S&P concerned by increasing deficit

Analysis

GCC price indices 2015

Oil price volatility hits stock markets Subscription Required

14 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Mixed results for GCC equity markets during first half

GCC oil and gas contract awards 2009-15

Kuwait buoys slump in GCC oil and gas spending Subscription Required

8 July 2015 | By Mark Watts

Contract awards slow in key Middle East oil-exporting markets

Central Bank of Bahrain

GCC governments turn to debt Subscription Required

7 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Debt issuances welcomed by banking community

Etihad Rail awards employee housing deal

Transport awards dip as decision making slows in 2015 Subscription Required

7 July 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Project awards value during the first half of 2015 contracts by 36 per cent compared to figures from the same period last year

Corruptioin perception and press freedom in Mena

Tackling the problem of corruption Subscription Required

1 July 2015 | By Dominc Dudley

The region’s policies to weed out malpractice and fraud are rarely seen as effective

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

Protesters in Bahrain after the suicide bomb attack on a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia in May

Bahrain's revolution that never was Subscription Required

2 June 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Economy key to social stability as dependence on Saudi Arabia grows

Top 100 projects by sector Q1 2015

Biggest projects by country, Q1 2015 Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Robert Jones

The biggest contract awards listed by value

Masoud Ibrahim al-Hermi Subscription Required

13 April 2015

Masoud Ibrahim al-Hermi is president of the Bahrain Society of Engineers

Bahrain banking sector assets

Bahrain banking sector to come under pressure Subscription Required

2 March 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Low oil price will do little to improve fortunes

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Four years on, no resolution in Bahrain Subscription Required

10 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp , Hossam Abougabal

Low oil prices will make it harder for Manama to bring an end to civil unrest

Unrest: Protests continue to take place across Bahrain on a daily basis

Crackdown on opposition leaders in Bahrain Subscription Required

10 February 2015

Renewed civil unrest in the country

Comment

Hossam Abougabal

Expansion illustrates Bahrain’s economic vision Subscription Required

4 June 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

The airport could be the driver for Manama to reemerge as a favourable business environment

Andrew Roscoe 2

GCC neighbours support Bahrain’s infrastructure Subscription Required

2 June 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Developing new wastewater infrastructure has become a critical problem for Manama

Colin Foreman

GCC contractors consider bumper Indian budget Subscription Required

5 March 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Competition may subside, but labour costs could increase

Construction

New vision for GCC construction workforce Subscription Required

22 February 2015 | By Sachin Kerur

Development of a regional policy for hiring workers is under discussion

Oil prices

Oil price decline hits Gulf credit ratings Subscription Required

10 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Prudent fiscal policies required to ensure stable government finances

The crackdown by Bahrain's government has increased anger among those calling for reform and demonstrators have continued to take to the streets

Manama faces reduced options Subscription Required

10 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Declining government income will make it harder to contain unrest

Saudi Aramco's Khurais oil field in Saudi Arabia

Masters of the new world energy order Subscription Required

18 January 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

The GCC, the worlds’ biggest energy exporter, and the US, the world’s largest energy consumer are emerging as leaders in a new world energy order

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