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Kuwait cancels tender for $1bn hospital project Subscription Required

15 April 2014, 11:28 GMT | By Jeff Florian

Contract for Jahra New Hospital project in Kuwait to be awarded through ‘negotiation’

Kuwait signs $12bn-worth of contracts on Clean Fuels Project Subscription Required

15 April 2014, 11:04 GMT | By Adal Mirza

South Korean firms win up to $7bn of work out of the total $12bn on the scheme

Shell and BP to supply gas to Kuwait Subscription Required

14 April 2014, 11:37 GMT | By Adal Mirza

Energy majors Shell Group and BP will supply 2.5 million tonnes a year of liquefied gas to Kuwait

Drake & Scull wins new contracts in Kuwait Subscription Required

13 April 2014, 10:31 GMT | By Jeff Florian

Projects include a cultural centre and healthcare facility

Local contractor bids low for Kuwait palace project Subscription Required

13 April 2014, 10:28 GMT | By Jeff Florian

Contract includes demolition, design, and construction works for Al-Salam Palace

Kuwait awards contracts for road project Subscription Required

13 April 2014, 10:26 GMT | By Jeff Florian

Consolidated Contractors Company and Mushrif Trading win Kuwait road deals

Kuwait tenders two new refinery packages Subscription Required

13 April 2014, 7:16 GMT | By Adal Mirza

Bids due in September for tank farm and marine facilities packages

Kuwait fills key roles in Public Works Ministry Subscription Required

9 April 2014, 8:13 GMT | By Andrew Roscoe

Kuwaiti cabinet has approved appointment of undersecretary and assistant undersecretary

Kuwait to tender new refinery project in May Subscription Required

8 April 2014, 10:52 GMT | By Adal Mirza

Long-delayed New Refinery Project is key to meeting Kuwait’s growing fuel oil demand

Kuwait seeks firms for metro design Subscription Required

7 April 2014, 13:09 GMT | By Andrew Roscoe

Rail project was previously planned to be developed under Kuwait’s public-private partnerships body

Analysis

Recovery

The growing appetite for bonds Subscription Required

10 April 2014, 13:46 GMT | By Melissa Song Loong

Increased corporate activity spurred by strong economic growth is helping to expand the market

Serco is the service provider for the Dubai Metro

Bringing the region's services to life Subscription Required

10 April 2014, 13:21 GMT | By Colin Foreman

Facilities management firm Serco works quietly in the background, providing major services across various sectors in the region, but its CEO is looking to extend its reach

GCC and Iraq energy awards

Gulf oil and gas spending hits long-term high in first quarter Subscription Required

2 April 2014, 8:53 GMT | By Mark Watts

More than $25bn-worth of contracts awarded as three-month period eclipses total for 2013

Mohammad Menwer al-Mutairi

11 March 2014, 10:27 GMT

Mohammad Menwer al-Mutairi is founder and chairman of Consultative Group in Kuwait

Kuwait

Kuwait’s year of progress Subscription Required

20 February 2014, 14:45 GMT | By Adal Mirza

A new parliament has meant several high-profile contracts have now been awarded in the country

Opec oil production 2012-13

Opec output shrunk in 2013 on Iran and Libya production cuts Subscription Required

29 January 2014, 8:04 GMT | By Mark Watts

Non-Opec output replaced Opec supply as exporters brace for the potential return of Iran

Kuwait Oil Company: MEED Assessment Subscription Required

21 January 2014, 11:10 GMT | By Adal Mirza

KOC is currently considering a retender for the stalled Jurassic gas scheme

Kuwait oil production 2011

Kuwait Oil Company Subscription Required

21 January 2014, 11:05 GMT | By Adal Mirza

Political obstacles continue to delay the company’s major spending plans

Lee Jae-Sung Subscription Required

19 January 2014, 13:41 GMT

Lee Jae-Sung is chairman, Hyundai Heavy Industries

Kuwait

Kuwait set to be biggest GCC oil and gas spender in 2014 Subscription Required

14 January 2014, 13:07 GMT | By Mark Watts

Large contracts on refineries and heavy oil should see Kuwait overtake the UAE this year

Comment

Markets and bonds

Bonds market gains maturity

10 April 2014, 15:39 GMT

An increasingly diverse base of issuers, driven by strong economic growth is helping to deepen the region’s capital markets

Gasification at Jizan

Higher bid prices return to the GCC

10 April 2014, 15:24 GMT

European firms have been winning work again for a couple of years now, beating South Korean competition

Kuwait: Key projects must not be derailed by politics

Optimism grows as deals progress in Kuwait

13 March 2014, 13:54 GMT | By Andrew Roscoe

As key schemes move ahead, the government must ensure politics does not derail plans again

Guarded optimism

Kuwait ushers in new dawn

20 February 2014, 16:24 GMT

Projects market has under-performed compared with Kuwait’s neighbours. Government has a rare opportunity to move forward with its plans

Awards

Local contractors dominate in 2013 Subscription Required

16 January 2014, 15:46 GMT

The small size and nature of most contracts awarded last year saw local firms capitalise

Kuwait

Kuwait prepares for busy 2014 Subscription Required

28 November 2013, 14:41 GMT

Next year could mark a turnaround in Kuwait’s projects market, following years of under-investment

Heavy oil

Kuwait’s heavy oil challenge Subscription Required

31 October 2013, 14:08 GMT

The Lower Fars heavy oil project is vital of Kuwait’s plans to boost output, but outside help is needed to meet targets

Gulf midstream

Midstream moves up Gulf agenda Subscription Required

31 October 2013, 13:55 GMT

A world-class midstream sector enables countries to exploit the current boom in oil and gas prices

Kuwait

Four years late but revival starts Subscription Required

17 October 2013, 5:00 GMT

Kuwait will miss its economic targets but may finally be making progress on infrastructure developments

Kuwait

Political change to revive Kuwait projects

10 October 2013, 13:59 GMT

The Partnerships Technical Bureau may finally push forward with a wave of infrastructure schemes

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