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The planned Lusail development in Qatar

Qatar Rail seeks firms for Lusail Light Rail Subscription Required

7 July 2015 | By Colin Foreman

International project management firms invited to bid

Sepp Blatter, president of global footballing body Fifa

Fifa chief says European leaders influenced World Cup votes Subscription Required

6 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Sepp Blatter says Fifa should not be blamed for Qatar being named host of the 2022 competition

Roads

Ashghal tenders Qatar road works Subscription Required

5 July 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Only local contractors can bid for the contracts

Qatar

Qatar to tender $31bn of projects this year Subscription Required

5 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Doha Bank says the construction sector will see double-digit growth

LNG ship

Qatar acquires full stake in LNG carriers Subscription Required

5 July 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Both carriers are chartered for 25 years to RasGas

Doha

Qatar Foundation employees jailed for corruption Subscription Required

2 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Both men have been sentenced to five years in prison

Qatar pushes to host Formula One race

Qatar pushes to host Formula One race Subscription Required

2 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

New street circuit being considered by Doha

GCC construction

GCC economic activity drops by 30 per cent Subscription Required

2 July 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Three data points show that markets fell during first half of 2015

ABB wins Qatar electricity order

ABB wins Qatar electricity order Subscription Required

1 July 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Swiss firm will provide and install three electrical substations

Qatar says final draft of labour law will be ready this year

Qatar says final draft of labour law will be ready this year Subscription Required

30 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Government Communications Office issues statement saying progress is being made

Qatar 2022 football World Cup faces its first legal challenge

Qatar World Cup faces legal challenge from Spain Subscription Required

30 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Spanish football league says winter tournament will cost it $72m

Shanghai in China

Middle East nations join Asian International Investment Bank Subscription Required

30 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Fifty countries sign on with new China-led development bank

Qatar invests in $6bn project dubbed Australia’s Canary Wharf

Qatar invests in $6bn project dubbed Australia’s Canary Wharf Subscription Required

29 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Australian developer Lend Lease announces deal with Qatar Investment Authority

Bank agrees financing for Qatar mega reservoirs contract

Bank agrees financing for Qatar mega reservoirs contract Subscription Required

25 June 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Local lender will finance major construction package

Qatar Petroleum completes restructuring

Qatar Petroleum completes restructuring Subscription Required

24 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Foreign staff laid off as company exits non-core areas

F1

Qatar looks to take control of Formula One Subscription Required

24 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Deal could be worth as much as $8bn

Doha metro train

Arcadis wins Doha Metro design work Subscription Required

24 June 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Contract entails design and consultancy for Gold Line underground stations

Shopping malls

SSH wins design contract Subscription Required

23 June 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Qatar awards mall design contract to local affiliate of Kuwait’s SSH

GCC Projects forecast 2015

GCC contract awards down 21 per cent Subscription Required

22 June 2015 | By Robert Jones

Fall in awards highlights the uncertainty surrounding the projects market

Qatar plans groundwater scheme

Qatar plans groundwater scheme Subscription Required

18 June 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Consultants sought to design groundwater production wells

Analysis

Construction

Updated Fidic contracts to relieve project pressure Subscription Required

7 July 2015 | By Colin Foreman

A more collaborative form of contract is an opportunity for the region

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

Buying Formula One may prove a costly mistake for Qatar

Buying Formula One may prove a costly mistake for Qatar Subscription Required

25 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Gulf state is unlikely to be able to handle the increased scrutiny a deal will bring

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

Saudi Arabia army

MEED board report, June 2015 Subscription Required

15 June 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

Moutaz al-Khayyat, CEO, Khayyat Contracting & Trading

Interview: Planning for business after the World Cup Subscription Required

9 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Moutaz al-Khayyat, the CEO of Qatari contractor Khayyat Contracting & Trading, has his eye on new markets, as he looks ahead to life after the World Cup

Cleaner reputation: Doha needs to demonstrate it is taking issues such as worker abuse seriously

Qatar's image problem Subscription Required

2 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Repairing Qatar’s battered reputation needs more than just spin doctors

Qatar IMF data Q2 2015

Qatar real GDP to grow Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Qatar’s real GDP is expected to rise to $110.3bn in 2015

Top 100 projects Q1 2015

Top 100 projects, Q1 2015 Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Robert Jones

The biggest contract awards in the Middle East

Top 100 projects by sector Q1 2015

Biggest projects by country, Q1 2015 Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Robert Jones

The biggest contract awards listed by value

Top 100 projects by sector Q1 2015

Biggest projects by sector, Q1 2015 Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Robert Jones

The biggest contract awards listed by value

Comment

Jennifer Aguinaldo

Escalating open skies dispute begs resolution Subscription Required

30 June 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Dispute distracts and divides aviation industry players

Kevin Baxter

Where next for Opec? Subscription Required

9 June 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

A new era of diversity in supply is sending shockwaves through the organisation

Colin Foreman

Time favours Russia, but not Qatar Subscription Required

3 June 2015 | By Colin Foreman

A rebid held in 2017 would give new host enough time to prepare for 2022

Wil Crisp

Doha’s reputation mismanagement Subscription Required

2 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Real change is needed to win over Qatar’s critics ahead of the 2022 World Cup

Kevin Baxter

Qatar’s oil attracting the big players Subscription Required

2 June 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Al-Shaheen is one of the most technically impressive fields in the world

Wil Crisp

Losing the 2022 World Cup may help Qatar’s economy Subscription Required

28 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Fitch Ratings says if Qatar is stripped of the tournament its robust economic growth will continue

Colin Foreman

Oil price drop stress tests GCC projects Subscription Required

26 May 2015 | By Colin Foreman

There are long term positives to the slowdown

Andrew Roscoe 2

Japanese gain ground in region’s utilities market Subscription Required

26 May 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Companies from Japan have won the first three major developer contracts of the year

Doha in Qatar

Construction is risky business in Qatar Subscription Required

19 May 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Aecom encounters “delivery challenges” as industry braces for surge in disputes

QP's risky Al-Shaheen strategy

QP's risky Al-Shaheen strategy Subscription Required

12 May 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Re-tendering concession for technically challenging oil field is mystifying

Mark Watts

Downstream projects most under threat Subscription Required

4 May 2015 | By Mark Watts

Refining and petrochemicals developments in the region are bearing the brunt of lower oil prices

Qatar shifts its project spending plans

Qatar shifts its project spending plans Subscription Required

28 April 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Falling energy prices have forced Doha to focus on infrastructure programme

Renewable energy

Renewables market hotspots taking off Subscription Required

28 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Excitement over Egypt, but Saudi Arabia’s plans remain unclear

Doha in Qatar

Optimism for Qatar amid uncertainty Subscription Required

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

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