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Kuwait road

Bids in for Kuwait ring road Subscription Required

30 August 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Public Works Ministry receives bids from 10 joint ventures

Kuwait prequalifies seven for integrated solar power plant

Kuwait prequalifies seven for integrated solar power plant Subscription Required

30 August 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Project will run on solar power and gas

Gas field

Kuwait summons Iranian envoy Subscription Required

27 August 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Tehran accused of offering investment opportunities at disputed gas field

The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul)

Tadawul leads further day of GCC market losses Subscription Required

25 August 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Sell-off moderates but Saudi Arabia suffers

Kuwait makes progress with major infrastructure schemes

Kuwait makes progress with major infrastructure schemes Subscription Required

25 August 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Airport contract approved days after final deal was awarded for Al-Zour North refinery

Kuwait awards major road project

Kuwait awards major road project Subscription Required

24 August 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Egyptian/Kuwaiti joint venture wins Nawaseeb road upgrade

Power plant

Kuwait prequalifies developers for Al-Khiran IWPP Subscription Required

23 August 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Seven groups prequalified to participate in bidding for Kuwait’s third planned IWPP

Kuwait International airport

Kuwait prequalifies firms for airport building Subscription Required

23 August 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

15 joint ventures have been invited to bid on the project

Kuwait International airport

Kuwait awards multibillion-dollar airport contract Subscription Required

18 August 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Low bidder wins deal two weeks after bids submission

Retail

Taxation a credible option to grow revenues Subscription Required

18 August 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Deloitte argues regional governments running out of alternatives to plug revenue gaps

Analysis

In 1922, the future king of Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz al-Saud was the sultan of the Najd, with ambitions that encompassed the domains of Kuwait’s emir Sheikh Ahmed al-Sabah. Abdulaziz’s son Salman bin Abdulaziz (pictured) succeeded to the Saudi throne in Ja

Understanding the Divided Zone dispute Subscription Required

16 August 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

Land, oil, money and pride are all at stake in the dispute between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia over the Divided Zone

Kuwait’s rapid progress on the New Refinery Project over recent weeks has come at a crucial time for the oil sector

The future of Kuwait’s Al-Zour refinery Subscription Required

5 August 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Unresolved disputes may cause further disruptions to the much-delayed megaproject

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

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

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

Dispute increases uncertainty in Kuwait’s project market

Dispute increases uncertainty in Kuwait’s project market Subscription Required

29 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Kuwait Petroleum Corporation row could cause widespread disruption in the energy sector

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

Comment

Jennifer Aguinaldo

Why Gulf VAT could be bad news Subscription Required

19 August 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Imposing value-added tax (VAT) across the Gulf seems likelier than ever

Jennifer Aguinaldo

Fighting a war against inefficiency Subscription Required

16 August 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Three different laws within six years do not bode well for Kuwait Airways’ privatisation plans

Wil Crisp

Kuwait struggles to compensate for lost production Subscription Required

11 August 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Jurassic field developments rushed out amid scramble for extra oil revenues

Colin Foreman

Kuwait catches up in 2015 Subscription Required

11 August 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Awards that should have been made in 2014 are being made this year

Jennifer Aguinaldo

The case for private financing Subscription Required

21 July 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Fiscal constraints may not be the best reason to turn to PPP but it is the strongest driver yet for its acceptance in the region

Wil Crisp

Kuwait takes action on Al-Zour Subscription Required

16 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Budget decision increases confidence in the Kuwaiti oil sector

Wil Crisp

Kuwait’s Al-Zour tactics backfire Subscription Required

9 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Retendering package four proves to be a costly mistake

Andrew Roscoe

Kuwait mosque attack raises GCC security concerns Subscription Required

29 June 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Even politically stable countries are at risk of growing terrorism threat

Wil Crisp

Value of Kuwaiti contract awards in danger of collapsing Subscription Required

23 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Dispute over oil company board members could return Kuwait to the era of inaction

Wil Crisp

No decision on Al-Zour six months after first bid Subscription Required

17 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Uncertainty on Kuwait projects increases contractor anxiety

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