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Water treatment

Dodsal starts work on Kuwait water plant Subscription Required

22 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Dubai-based firm was awarded the contract on 15 September

Kuwait Oil Company has issued a tender for a project to construct a water treatment centre in North Kuwait

Kuwait tenders water treatment centre Subscription Required

22 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Processing plant to be located in North Kuwait

Kuwait issues tender for manifold pipeline to link gathering centres

Kuwait issues tender for manifold pipeline Subscription Required

21 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Pipeline to link gathering centres in the North Kuwait Operations Zone

Stock market

Mezzan aims for listing on Kuwait exchange Subscription Required

21 October 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Offering pends approval from regulators

India's TERI prepares to ask for two-year extension to Kuwait oil spill clean-up contract

Kuwait soil remediation project hits setback Subscription Required

19 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

India’s TERI prepares to ask for two-year extension

Kuwait reportedly needs to process an estimated 60 million cubic metres of contaminated soil

Kuwait mulls oil-cleaning contracts for 15 firms Subscription Required

12 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

State-owned operator says it is looking for the best technology

K metro network

Tendering to start for K-Metro Subscription Required

8 October 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Consultants invited to prequalify for project management and design roles

GCC polymers exports

Kuwait revives Olefins 3 plans Subscription Required

8 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Multibillion-dollar petrochemicals project sees new momentum

Telecoms

Low investor appetite for Zain Bahrain offering Subscription Required

7 October 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Telecom firm’s offering raises BD9.1m ($24.1m)

Alberta

Kuwait buys $1.5bn stake in Canadian shale Subscription Required

7 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Deal with Chevron expected to close in November

Analysis

Nationals in petrochemicals workforce

GCC chemicals industry creating local jobs with varied success Subscription Required

14 October 2014 | By Mark Watts

Industry group says almost 150,000 people directly employed in regional chemicals sector

Rashid al-Nafisi Subscription Required

22 September 2014

Rashid al-Nafisi is chairman of the Al-Mazaya Holding Company

Salwa Nabil Malhas Subscription Required

16 September 2014

Salwa Nabil Malhas is chief business development and marketing officer at Al-Mazaya Holding

Ibrahim Abdul Rahman al-Saqabi Subscription Required

16 September 2014

Ibrahim Abdul Rahman al-Saqabi is CEO at Al-Mazaya Holding Company

GCC oil and gas awards

GCC oil and gas spend hits long-term high in 2014 Subscription Required

16 September 2014 | By Mark Watts

Six-country bloc has invested $29bn to date driven by resurgence in Kuwait projects

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  

Comment

In the ongoing diplomatic squabble between Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain on one side and Qatar on the other, Kuwait is playing peacemaker

Kuwait sticks to the middle ground

16 October 2014 | By Austyn Allison

In both GCC and wider regional disputes, Kuwait is content to remain a peacemaker

Kuwait Olefins 3 integration adds uncertainty to New Refinery Project

Olefins 3 integration adds uncertainty to New Refinery Project

9 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Project merger sparks concerns about further delays

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

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