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Kuwait News and Analysis

Kuwait reviews bids for key road projects

Kuwait pushes ahead with PPP programmeSubscription

Seven projects in procurement stages and more are planned

Kuwait could tender Al-Zour North 2 and Al-Khiran independent water and power projects in 2015

Al-Zour North 1 to reach commercial operation in November 2016Subscription

Project is Kuwait’s first independent water and power project

Oman seeks electricity spot market advice

GCC plans to expand electricity tradingSubscription

Countries want to introduce a market similar to Scandinavia and trade with Europe long-term

Egypt's Abu Rawash wastewater treatment plant s being developed as a public-private partnership project

Kuwait invites bids for Umm al-Hayman wastewater schemeSubscription

Wastewater plant will be developed as a public-private partnership (PPP) project

Workers mobilised for Kuwait oil gathering centre

US firm bids low for Kuwait Jurassic gas developmentsSubscription

Three contracts total more than $4.3bn

Kuwait City

Kuwait tenders three PPP dealsSubscription

Private sector gears up to play leading role in infrastructure development

Combined-cycle power plant

Kuwait extends deadline for power conversion projectsSubscription

Projects will expand the capacity of existing plants by 250MW

Companies are still waiting for news on Abu Dhabi’s planned 100MW waste-to-energy plant

Kuwait issues tenders for PPP waste projectSubscription

Five groups have been prequalified to participate in the tender


Kuwaiti bank finalises Egypt acquisitionSubscription

Deal will help regional expansion


Kuwait awards airbase contractsSubscription

Project in line with Defence Ministry’s modernisation programme

Qatar seeks further prices from Facility D independent water and power plant bidders

Acwa Power gains further ground in GCC developer rankingsSubscription

UK/French Engie retains the number one spot in MEED’s 2015 GCC developer ranking

Oman port

Falling liquidity to push up cost of PPPsSubscription

Sound projects will find financing, but on less favourable terms


Private financing resurfaces in regionSubscription

Governments need to create effective and transparent institutions to succeed this time around

More sovereign wealth funds are planning to increase their allocations for real estate investment. For example, the Qatar Investment Authority has bought Canary Wharf in London

Fiscal tightening creates pressure on sovereign wealth fundsSubscription

GCC governments are facing major fiscal deficits and are starting to draw down on their wealth funds to finance shortfalls

Hamad Port

The best and worst ports in the regionSubscription

The shipping industry in the Middle East and North Africa is recording solid growth, but such statistics mask the large gap between the best and the worst ports

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

Kuwait runs deficit despite low breakeven priceSubscription

Reserves are adequate to sustain the shortfall

Dubai International Financial Centre

GCC banking growth to slowSubscription

New credit cycle will mean harder conditions for lenders

Commercial bank branches in Mena region

A region lacking in banking accessSubscription

Populations in Middle East and North African countries would benefit from far more extensive branch networks

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 disputeSubscription

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