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Gas plant

Egypt discovery to negatively impact Israeli gas projects

3 September 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Bank of America says development of the Leviathan gas field may be put on hold

Egyptian refinery to be expanded

Egyptian refinery to be expanded Subscription Required

2 September 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Alexandria National Refining and Petrochemicals Company project is worth $300m

Egypt’s Tahrir Petrochemicals Complex remains on track

Egypt’s Tahrir Petrochemicals Complex remains on track Subscription Required

2 September 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Carbon Holdings says the overall project schedule is not currently being impacted by problems at US Exim Bank

Egypt construction

Arabtec responds to Egypt housing project news Subscription Required

2 September 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Housing project has been under negotiations since its announcement in 2014

Local contractors wary of Egypt’s housing scheme

Local contractors wary of Egypt’s housing scheme Subscription Required

1 September 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Housing ministry insists project will press ahead

Arabtec shares drop on 1 million homes setback

Arabtec shares drop on 1 million homes setback Subscription Required

1 September 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Less commitment to project could be net positive

Photovoltaic solar power

Egypt invites proposals for renewable energy projects Subscription Required

1 September 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Wind and solar projects will be developed in the West Nile area

Eni considers stake sale on Egypt gas field

Eni considers stake sale for Egypt gas field Subscription Required

1 September 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Italian firm requires funds to develop giant field while maintaining dividends

Egypt housing

Arabtec and Egypt fail to agree on housing project Subscription Required

31 August 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Arabtec will only develop the first phase of the major scheme

Egypt awards Abu Rawash wastewater contract

Egypt awards Abu Rawash wastewater contract Subscription Required

31 August 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Local/international consortium will finance and build expansion of treatment plant

Members of Egypt's High Elections Committee attend a news conference in Cairo on 30 August

Cairo announces election dates Subscription Required

31 August 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Parliamentary elections were previously delayed as court deemed election laws unconstitutional

Gas field

Eni finds large gas field off Egypt’s coast Subscription Required

31 August 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Italian company says it could be one of the world’s largest natural gas fields

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (left) and Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi

Arab leaders meet Putin Subscription Required

26 August 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Security, nuclear power and industrial projects discussed in Moscow

With the US Congress and Senate returning for their autumn sessions in September, the business community is hopeful that a renewal of Exim Bank’s authorisation can be passed

US Exim Bank shutdown affects Middle East projects Subscription Required

26 August 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Paralysis at export credit agency will damage US more than Middle East

Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi speaks at the Egypt Economic Development Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh on 13 March

Cairo cuts top tax rate Subscription Required

24 August 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

It is expected that state revenues will fall short of government’s target

Dubai-based Abraaj Group has closed a second North Africa fund

Abraaj closes North Africa fund Subscription Required

24 August 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Investments raised surpass targets

The Suez Canal in Egypt

Egypt receives interest for SCZone Subscription Required

23 August 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Egypt’s expansion of the Suez Canal and the plans to develop land along the waterway are aimed at kickstarting the diversification of the economy

The Suez Canal zone

Egypt approves Suez Canal investment decree Subscription Required

23 August 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Suez Canal investment zone ready for investors as Egypt attempts to boost the logistics and industries sectors

UAE drives Middle East steel output in July

UAE drives Middle East steel output in July Subscription Required

23 August 2015 | By Mark Watts

Regional crude steel production rises 4.6 per cent

Egypt housing

Egypt and Arabtec still in housing talks Subscription Required

20 August 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Negotiations on the terms of the project started in 2014

Analysis

Top 100 projects Q2 2015

Iraq projects market value collapses in Top 100 projects index Subscription Required

19 August 2015 | By Robert Jones

But the value of the index in the second quarter edges higher

Egypt projects pipeline

Egypt faces financing bottleneck Subscription Required

10 August 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Cairo has a huge demand for finance, but local banks are thinly stretched by government borrowing while international lenders are wary of currency risk

New Suez Canal

More port projects follow Suez Canal expansion Subscription Required

30 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Expanded canal to generate more revenues for the government

Construction

Saudi Arabia dominates region's project finance sector Subscription Required

14 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Uncertain pipeline for second half of year, but 2016 shows promise

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

Gianluca Ebracci, Alstom

The carriage revolution Subscription Required

18 June 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Transport spending is likely to continue to press ahead across the region despite falling oil prices

Saudi Arabia army

MEED board report, June 2015 Subscription Required

15 June 2015 | By Richard Thompson

Key events and trends in the region over the past month and their impact on the outlook for the Middle East and North Africa

Isis-affiliated group profile: Ansar Beir al-Maqdis

Sinai-base militants warn of increased activity Subscription Required

21 May 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Ansar Beit al-Magdis warn of more attacks on security forces

Divisive: The Muslim Brotherhood has called on Egyptians to “reclaim the democracy they fought so hard for”

Mursi verdict threatens stability Subscription Required

19 May 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

The death penalty handed to former president Mohamed Mursi could see mass protests return to Egypt

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

Comment

Mark Watts

New discovery could alleviate Egypt gas crunch Subscription Required

1 September 2015 | By Mark Watts

Eni find improves outlook as country slides towards gas-importer status

Hossam Abougabal

Failure to deliver housing scheme could impact other projects Subscription Required

1 September 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

The break down of the one million home project serves as an illustration of Egypt’s shortcomings

Hossam Abougabal

Abu Rawash PPP could set new precedent for Egypt Subscription Required

25 August 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

The project could show investors that Egypt is willing to work with the private sector on major infrastructure projects

Philippa Wilkinson

Cairo has to make decision on international banks Subscription Required

3 August 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Egypt’s economic investment strategy relies heavily on foreign funding

Hossam Abougabal

Suez Canal offers promises not solutions   Subscription Required

30 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Focus on developing the Suez Canal corridor part of long-term plans with no immediate economic impact expected

Hossam Abougabal

Sinai needs more social infrastructure not tanks Subscription Required

2 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Cairo’s negligence of Sinai over the past few decades is at the root of the escalating situation

Wil Crisp

BG’s operations in Egypt could be cut in early 2016 Subscription Required

2 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

The $70bn merger with Shell may spark a reduction in the UK company’s Egyptian activities

Hossam Abougabal

Tunisia assault could cripple North African tourism Subscription Required

28 June 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Tunisia attack also bad for Egypt and Morocco tourism

Hossam Abougabal

Funding disputes continue to haunt Egypt’s plans Subscription Required

25 June 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Egypt’s Capital City cancellation could prove detrimental

Richard Thompson

MEED Video Board Report, June 2015 Subscription Required

18 June 2015 | By Richard Thompson

The outlook for oil prices, a slowdown in GCC projects and rising security concerns

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