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Oil and gas investment

Qatar warns of weaker investment environment Subscription Required

21 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Oil minister says oil and gas projects may see less investment due to lower oil prices

Oil industry

Qatar says oil market may enter a new era Subscription Required

21 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Oil minister says producers who cannot cope with lower prices may have to ‘step down’

Qatar and Egypt step closer to reconciliation

Qatar and Egypt step closer to reconciliation Subscription Required

21 December 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

It is hoped Saudi-arranged meeting will mend ties

Doha in Qatar

Qatar's New Port Project on schedule Subscription Required

21 December 2014 | By Hossam Abougabal

New port will be an important point of entry for materials in the run up to the world cup

Ras Laffan Industrial City

Deadline extended for Ras Laffan water project Subscription Required

21 December 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Bids now due in late February for reverse osmosis facility

Qatari developer Ezdan has agreed to increase the company’s foreign ownership limit from 25 per cent to 49 per cent

Qatar's Ezdan to increase foreign ownership Subscription Required

18 December 2014 | By Hossam Abougabal

Qatari Emir calls for more foreign ownership in local listed companies to boost market

Marubeni and Degremont consortium wins Doha wastewater deal

Consortium lands Doha wastewater deal Subscription Required

17 December 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Second expansion will increase capacity of Doha West plant to 280,000 cubic metres a day

Pumping station

Delays on Musaimeer Pumping Station tender Subscription Required

17 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Qatar expected to issue main contract tender in early 2015

Al-Alfia Holding invests in Spanish construction group

Al-Alfia Holding invests in Spanish construction group Subscription Required

15 December 2014 | By Hossam Abougabal

Qatari conglomerate acquires 25 per cent stake in Ecisa Compania General de Construcciones

Wastewater treatment

Qatar tenders third phase of industrial wastewater scheme Subscription Required

15 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Pre-contract design and consultancy bids due on 11 January

Qatar peak power demand

Qatar has clarification meetings with Facility D IWPP bidders Subscription Required

14 December 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Consortium led by Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation is favourite to win development contract

Kentz wins Qatar gas-to-liquids contract

Kentz wins Qatar gas-to-liquids contract Subscription Required

14 December 2014 | By Hossam Abougabal

Four-year contract awarded for Pearl GTL project

 given the rising volumes of passengers travelling on the Dubai Metro, the region is beginning to establish a track record that lenders and bankers could use to predict whether project finance debts can be repaid

The Middle East in 2030

10 December 2014 | By Richard Thompson

Take part in MEED’s survey to identify the key trends that will shape the Middle East economy in 2030

Liquefied natural gas exports

US could overtake Qatar gas exports by 2020 Subscription Required

9 December 2014 | By Mark Watts

US liquefied natural gas shipments to reach 9 billion cubic feet a day by end of decade

Water pipelines

Al-Khalij funds Qatar reservoir pipelines Subscription Required

9 December 2014 | By Hossam Abougabal

Finance covers reservoir pipelines recently awarded to a contracting joint venture

Doha metro train

Consortium wins Doha metro contract Subscription Required

9 December 2014 | By Hossam Abougabal

Lotte Engineering & Construction wins Red Line North elevated works

Road

Qatar awards $1.5bn of infrastructure deals Subscription Required

8 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Ashghal announces roads, drainage and sewage treatment contracts

The planned Qatar Foundation Stadium

Qatar unveils stadium design Subscription Required

4 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Qatar Foundation Stadium will have a capacity of 40,000 spectators

Katara Towers

Qatari developer invites bids for hotel substructure contract Subscription Required

3 December 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Planned hotel will consist of two interlinked towers with a total of 614 rooms

Qatar National Bank is set to acquire more stakes in banks around the world in the coming years

QNB eyes further international expansion Subscription Required

26 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Bank acquired stake in African financial institution in September

Analysis

DFM general index

Volatility rules on GCC stock markets Subscription Required

18 December 2014 | By Hossam Abougabal

Oil prices stretch GCC stock market performance

oil

Impact of falling oil prices on Qatar Subscription Required

17 December 2014

Qatar has made it clear it is planning to sustain a high level of spending over the course of 2015

Oil, gas and chemical awards in the GCC

GCC oil and gas spending hits four-year high in 2014 Subscription Required

15 December 2014 | By Mark Watts

Kuwait leads spending as Saudi Arabia has weakest year for contracts since 2004

WTI spot price

Riding out low oil prices Subscription Required

4 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

GCC nations brace for budget deficits as Opec offers no oil price support

Petrochemicals sector

GCC petrochemicals production doubled since 2005 Subscription Required

4 December 2014 | By Mark Watts

Six-country bloc produced more than 140 million tonnes of petrochemicals in 2013

Saad al-Muhannadi, president of Qatar Foundation

Interview: Qatar Foundation's president on the plan for the next 20 years Subscription Required

19 November 2014 | By Elizabeth Bains

The organisation is reviewing its achievements after two decades of rapid expansion, says its president, Saad al-Muhannadi

Saudi oil production and brent crude price

Riyadh in strong position ahead of Opec meeting Subscription Required

18 November 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Saudi Arabia showing no signs of cutting oil production despite falling prices

Energy use by Mena cities 2010

Mixed response to green building Subscription Required

13 November 2014 | By Paul Melly

Only some countries in the region have developed sustainability ratings for projects that seek to go beyond energy conservation and look at resource use and environmental impact

Hi-tech: The Passivhaus features many environmentally friendly technologies

Doha Passivhaus sets green building standard Subscription Required

5 November 2014 | By Paul Melly

An environmentally friendly villa built as a pilot scheme in Qatar is setting a precedent in the GCC green building industry

Qatar banks net profits

Qatari banks post upbeat first nine-month results Subscription Required

23 October 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Some lenders post lower than expected loan growth

Comment

Saudi Aramco's Khurais oil field in Saudi Arabia

Why GCC producers are happy to see oil fall

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

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

13 November 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

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

Qatar gas

Al-Sejeel just a blip in Qatar's grand plan Subscription Required

25 September 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Doha has a reputation for spending money on projects it believes in

Fertiliser production facility

Fertiliser industry facing tough times Subscription Required

18 September 2014 | By Mark Watts

Global overcapacity could mean lower margins for expanding GCC industry

Ras Laffan, Qatar

Qatar’s return to spending Subscription Required

21 August 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Doha is keen to both strengthen its gas operations as well as diversify its hydrocarbons sector

Dubai Metro: Expansion could link to more areas

Metro progress is a promising sign Subscription Required

17 July 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Both Dubai and Doha will benefit in the long term from the metro projects under way for World Cup and Expo

Learning: Qatar has been watching Brazil 2014 closely

Doubts remain over Qatar 2022 Subscription Required

10 July 2014 | By Mark Watts

After Brazil 2014 has ended, the focus will return with greater intensity to Qatar and whether it can host the 2022 football tournament

Qatar Fifa dispute

Fifa dispute to breed distrust Subscription Required

5 June 2014

The conflict raging over Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 World Cup raises concerns that clients will treat foreign firms with suspicion

Oil

Oil sector starts to reawaken Subscription Required

29 May 2014

Doha is increasing oil activity, hoping to shield the country against the shale gas revolution

Change: Exchanges will need to attract fresh listings

Volatility hits stock markets Subscription Required

22 May 2014

Improvements are needed in the UAE and Qatari bourses to reduce their vulnerability to speculators and attract longer-term investors

Doha

Stadiums are the new focus in Qatar Subscription Required

8 May 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Contractors are now turning their attention to the 2022 World Cup stadium projects, although details of upcoming projects are still unclear

Qatar World Cup

Qatar stadium doubts surface again Subscription Required

24 April 2014 | By Jeff Florian

Doha’s plan to review the number of stadiums it will build has raised doubts about the credibility of its bid

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

Rail

Next hurdle for key rail market Subscription Required

27 March 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

While billions of dollars are being invested in rail infrastructure in Saudi Arabia, it still faces a challenge in attracting the necessary expertise

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