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Europe was the main beneficiary, receiving $10.2bn of commercial real estate investment from the Middle East

Fall in Middle East outwards property investment Subscription Required

15 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

GCC fails to capture global real estate inflows

Qatar National Bank headquarters

Qatar National Bank reports profits growth Subscription Required

9 April 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Profits in Q1 2015 up 10 per cent compared to last year

Qatar finance

Qatar First Bank reports profit rise Subscription Required

6 April 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Qatari banking sector set for growth

Qatar real GDP growth

Qatar’s economy grows by 6.2 per cent Subscription Required

6 April 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Project spending drives growth

Hospital construction

Qatar could turn to PPP to support infrastructure Subscription Required

6 April 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Private sector will need to step up as budget deficit looms

Australia's Trade & Investment Minister Andrew Robb will arrive with a trade delegation to the GCC on 12 April

Australia pushes for GCC trade deal Subscription Required

2 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Trade & Investment Minister to arrive in Dubai for talks

GCC transport projects

Firms compete for Doha airport expansion Subscription Required

1 April 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Qatar’s new international airport opened in 2014

Qatar oil and gas contracts

Qatar upstream projects in jeopardy Subscription Required

31 March 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Two major schemes could be scuppered by lower oil prices

Stadium being constructed in Qatar

Qatar has rating affirmed by S&P Subscription Required

29 March 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Spending plans maintain Qatar’s rating at AA/A-1+

An armed man walks on the rubble of houses destroyed by an air strike near Sanaa airport on 26 March. Saudi Arabia and Gulf region allies have launched military operations including air strikes in Yemen

Saudi allies deploy warplanes against Yemen’s Houthis Subscription Required

26 March 2015 | By Wil Crisp

UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Jordan commit 76 fighter jets

Wastewater

Egis wins Qatar projects Subscription Required

26 March 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

French firm to consult on wastewater site causing serious environmental problems

Freight

French firm awarded Doha design contract Subscription Required

25 March 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Design contract awarded for work on Um Alhoul economic zone

Steel production

Steel production up 7 per cent in February Subscription Required

23 March 2015 | By Mark Watts

Iran and Saudi Arabia’s steel output help boost Middle East steel sector

Yousef AlHorr, Gulf Organisation for Research and Development

World Cup stadiums to conform to green standards Subscription Required

22 March 2015 | By Robert Jones

Metro stations, stadiums and government buildings must hit minimum sustainability standards

Al-Rayyan Stadium (expansion)

Contractors express interest in Qatar stadium Subscription Required

22 March 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Al-Rayyan stadium will have 40,000 seats

Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar

Fifa confirms winter Qatar World Cup

19 March 2015 | By Richard Thompson

Qatar 2022 World Cup final will take place on 18 December

Reservoir

Qatar moves forward on water storage Subscription Required

19 March 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Mega-reservoir work to start at end of March

Roger Cruickshank, Atkins

Metros need revenue from surrounding land Subscription Required

19 March 2015 | By Robert Jones

Authorities must create ‘zones of attraction’ to fund rail systems

Qatar’s Nebras buys Jordan power plant stake

Qatar’s Nebras buys Jordan power plant stake Subscription Required

18 March 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Nebras Power to acquire 24 per cent interest in 241MW facility

Euro value against the dollar

European contractors gain edge after currency drop Subscription Required

18 March 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Euro weakness will make eurozone-based construction companies more competitive

Analysis

Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne

MEED board report, April 2015 Subscription Required

8 April 2015 | By Richard Thompson

Key events and trends in the region over the past month and their impact on the outlook for the Middle East and North Africa

David Clifton, Faithful + Gould

Saudi population growth stresses public infrastructure Subscription Required

7 April 2015 | By Robert Jones

The kingdom’s young population has expectations around housing and social infrastructure that will require major investment programmes

US oil production

The impact of US shale oil on the Middle East Subscription Required

6 April 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Cheaper production could spell disaster for many of the region’s conventional oil fields

Qatar projects update

Qatar project awards to increase Subscription Required

23 March 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

Around $30bn-worth of awards are expected to be made in 2015

Craig Cowie, QInvest

Investors diversify on low oil prices Subscription Required

22 March 2015 | By Robert Jones

Opportunities sought around the GCC, as well as the US and Asia

Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar

Qatar to 2022 and beyond Subscription Required

19 March 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

Fifa confirms the Qatar World Cup Finals are to be held in November 2022 to avoid the Gulf’s heat and humidity

Qatar mega-reservoirs presentation

Qatar's mega-reservoir plans explained Subscription Required

19 March 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

A data overview of plans to create a strategic seven-day supply of water in the country

Video graph

Strategic priorities shape Gulf projects spending Subscription Required

8 March 2015

The impact of low oil prices on project plans around the region

Comment

Doha in Qatar

Optimism for Qatar amid uncertainty

7 April 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Steady growth forecast for Qatar’s economy

Gas field

Qatar’s oil dilemma Subscription Required

31 March 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

It’s LNG and not oil that is Doha’s core business and it should be concentrating its efforts there

Colin Foreman

Testing times for Qatar construction Subscription Required

29 March 2015 | By Colin Foreman

The country’s infrastructure development plans have reached a pivotal period

Tunnel boring machine for metro

No more distractions for Qatar infrastructure Subscription Required

23 March 2015 | By Colin Foreman

The World Cup date is fixed so Doha has to concentrate on infrastructure

Richard Thompson

Fifa decision will be green light for Qatar projects

19 March 2015 | By Richard Thompson

$135bn worth of project contract awards by 2020 with peak construction between 2016-2018

Construction scene in Qatar

Qatar quietly moves forward with infrastructure Subscription Required

17 March 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Doha must wish all its projects could move forward so peacefully, compared with the media frenzy surrounding projects linked to the 2022 Fifa World Cup

Etihad Airways

Gulf aviation hub to be largely unchallenged Subscription Required

11 March 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Demands from US airlines have been raised in Washington

The majority of the labourers working on the GCC’s construction sites come from India and other subcontinent countries

GCC contractors consider bumper Indian budget Subscription Required

5 March 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Competition may subside, but labour costs could increase

Qatar

Qatar turns focus to World Cup Subscription Required

24 February 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Oil prices and overstretched supply chain force difficult decisions

Construction

New vision for GCC construction workforce Subscription Required

22 February 2015 | By Sachin Kerur

Development of a regional policy for hiring workers is under discussion

The supply chain in Qatar will continue to be tested this year as other more essential projects continue to be built, such as the main stadiums

Sharq Crossing delay good for Qatar Subscription Required

20 January 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Construction market already overheating as other more essential projects continue to be built

Qatar makes hard decisions on petrochemicals

Qatar makes hard decisions Subscription Required

20 January 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Cancelling the Al-Karaana petrochemicals project is a big decision, but sends an ominous warning to contractors

Saudi Aramco's Khurais oil field in Saudi Arabia

Masters of the new world energy order Subscription Required

18 January 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

The GCC, the worlds’ biggest energy exporter, and the US, the world’s largest energy consumer are emerging as leaders in a new world energy order

Saudi Aramco's Khurais oil field in Saudi Arabia

Why GCC producers are happy to see oil fall Subscription Required

18 December 2014 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

The GCC’s oil producers will be the biggest winners from the 2014 oil price crash

Opec secretary-general Abdullah al-Badri

Opec sets the tone for 2015

15 December 2014 | By Richard Thompson

Regional producers are not about to cut oil production and the assumptions that have underpinned forecasting in recent years have to be revisited

Shanghai in China

China proves attractive to Qatari banks Subscription Required

27 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

China and Qatar central banks collaborate on currency deals

Qatar World Cup: Designs for Lusail Stadium - side view

Qatar World Cup doubts wiped away Subscription Required

13 November 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

All Qatar’s efforts can now focus on World Cup preparations

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