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Mina al-Ahmadi refinery in Kuwait

Second fire breaks out at Kuwait refinery Subscription Required

2 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Mina al-Ahmadi complex sees its second fire in two weeks

Oil pipeline valves

Kuwait signs $2bn supply deal with Petron Subscription Required

31 August 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Kuwait Petroleum Corporation will supply Petron with 65,000 barrels of Kuwaiti crude a day in 2015

Kuwait University in Kuwait

Kuwait University tenders building work Subscription Required

27 August 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Kuwait University contract covers building and operation work

Kuwait City

Global Finance House signs murabaha financing Subscription Required

27 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Bahraini bank to also list sukuk in coming months

Kuwait electricity cables

Kuwait extends deadline for overhead lines contract Subscription Required

26 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Eight contractors have been prequalified for the Kuwait overhead lines tender

Refinery

Kuwait delays New Refinery Project bid submission deadline Subscription Required

20 August 2014 | By Wil Crisp

$1.1bn New Refinery Project package is pushed back by nearly two months

Mina al-Ahmadi refinery in Kuwait

Workers injured in Kuwait refinery fire Subscription Required

19 August 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Fire breaks out at the Mina al-Ahmadi refinery

Yemen

Yemen and Kuwait discuss oil and gas cooperation Subscription Required

19 August 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Yemeni officials hope for Kuwaiti investment to help revive flagging oil production

Islamic State in Iraq and Syria supporter in Syria

Kuwait complies with UN crackdown on terror funding Subscription Required

18 August 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Two Kuwaitis to see travel ban and asset freeze after allegations of financing jihadists in Syria

Port

Kuwait prequalifies consultants for Bubiyan port design deal Subscription Required

18 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Work will involve designing main buildings and additional infrastructure for new port

Analysis

Risk ratings in the Middle East and North Africa

Navigating regional political and security risk Subscription Required

17 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Investors face a widening and complex web of risks in the Middle East and North Africa region

Rigs operating in the Middle East and North Africa, June 2014

Middle East rig count on the rise Subscription Required

31 July 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

The region is now the world’s second-biggest market for operating oil rigs

GCC overall awards

Growth continues in contract awards Subscription Required

17 July 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Building projects and the UAE dominated contract awards in the first half of 2014

Oil offshore

Oil exporters put the brakes on spending Subscription Required

12 June 2014 | By Dominc Dudley

Oil exporters are starting to trim spending to keep budgets more in line with oil prices

Oil prices and Middle East oil production

Stable oil prices expected in 2014 Subscription Required

11 June 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Energy Information Administration forecasts average prices of almost $105 a barrel  

Top 100 projects index, Q1 2014

Kuwait’s Clean Fuels Project edges Top 100 Projects value higher Subscription Required

24 April 2014 | By Robert Jones

A busy first quarter for 2014 saw 15 entrants in the MEED Top 100 Projects index

Recovery

The growing appetite for bonds Subscription Required

10 April 2014 | 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 | 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 | 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

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

Comment

Kuwait

Amendment to IWPP law could sideline PTB Subscription Required

5 June 2014

Proposed changes to Kuwait’s IWPP law will reduce the PTB’s role in the country’s power sector

Markets and bonds

Bonds market gains maturity Subscription Required

10 April 2014

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 Subscription Required

10 April 2014

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 Subscription Required

13 March 2014 | 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 Subscription Required

20 February 2014

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

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