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Flydubai

Flydubai to fly from Dubai's second airport Subscription Required

4 August 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Airline will fly passengers to seven destinations from Al-Maktoum International airport

Retail

UAE non-oil sector recovers in July Subscription Required

4 August 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Sector demonstrates strong resilience amid tough economic conditions

Dragon Oil

Shareholders accept Dubai oil company offer Subscription Required

4 August 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Enoc can proceed with acquisition

GCC IPO activity

Recovery starts for IPOs in GCC Subscription Required

3 August 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Saudi Arabia sees most listing activity

UAE banks continue growth

UAE banks continue growth Subscription Required

3 August 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

NBAD profits rise just 1.3 per cent

Emaar Properties' Downtown district in Dubai

Emaar profits rise as Dubai property stagnates Subscription Required

3 August 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

International real estate business drives growth

Qatar Airways refutes subsidy claims

Qatar Airways refutes subsidy claims Subscription Required

2 August 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Allegations against airline are unfounded and should not restrict open skies agreement

Emaar confirms Dubai construction contract

Emaar confirms Dubai construction contract Subscription Required

2 August 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Contract to build the Hills is valued at $230m

Mashreq

Emirates ID cards to work as bank cards Subscription Required

30 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Mashreq rolls out ATM system

Dubai Metro

Dubai tenders Expo metro link Subscription Required

29 July 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Eight prequalified groups invited to bid

Dubai to tender tunnel project

Dubai to tender tunnel project Subscription Required

29 July 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Scheme will link Al-Maktoum airport and the Gulf

Work under way on Jebel Ali port extension

Work under way on Jebel Ali port extension Subscription Required

29 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Dubai Port World expands container port capacity

Petrol pumps

Fuel price increase following deregulation Subscription Required

28 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

The first of a monthly fuel price review has been revealed

Egypt’s spending on fuel subsidies has dropped by 29 per cent in the wake of reforms that hiked up prices for consumers

UAE will save $1.85bn on subsidy cuts Subscription Required

28 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Overall spending will be reduced by $5.5bn

Abu Dhabi capital city of the UAE

Abu Dhabi real estate remains stable Subscription Required

27 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Abu Dhabi real estate to remain stableRents increased by four per cent year-on-year

The planned Dubai Creek Harbour development

Emaar prepares to receive Dubai Creek towers bids Subscription Required

27 July 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Project is first part of wider Dubai Creek Harbour development

London skyline

Abu Dhabi group buys Great Scotland Yard Subscription Required

27 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Luxury hotel conversion already under way

Emaar awards Dubai towers construction deal

Emaar awards Dubai towers construction deal Subscription Required

26 July 2015 | By Colin Foreman

The $245m contract is the latest deal awarded by the local developer

Palm Jumeirah

Main contract awarded for Dubai hotel Subscription Required

23 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Local contractor wins deal for resort scheme

Sharjah

Sharjah island to be developed Subscription Required

23 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Shurooq plans to develop tourism and leisure projects on reclaimed island

Analysis

UAE fuel subsidies 2013 and 2015

UAE takes long-term view with subsidy cuts Subscription Required

28 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Deregulation of fuel prices will ease pressure on state budget

Tehran in Iran

Emirati banks cautious on Iran Subscription Required

23 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

UAE could be well-placed for trade finance boom

GCC price indices 2015

Oil price volatility hits stock markets Subscription Required

14 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Mixed results for GCC equity markets during first half

Construction

Saudi Arabia dominates region's project finance sector Subscription Required

14 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Uncertain pipeline for second half of year, but 2016 shows promise

GCC oil and gas contract awards 2009-15

Kuwait buoys slump in GCC oil and gas spending Subscription Required

8 July 2015 | By Mark Watts

Contract awards slow in key Middle East oil-exporting markets

Central Bank of Bahrain

GCC governments turn to debt Subscription Required

7 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Debt issuances welcomed by banking community

GCC construction awards

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

Education

Gender rights and education key to UAE development Subscription Required

2 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Swedish State Secretary for Enterprise and Innovation, Oscar Stenstrom, on the UAE’s development strategy

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

Paul Trowbridge, CEO of Sharjah-based United Arab Bank

Interview: No slowdown in UAE consumer loans Subscription Required

29 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Paul Trowbridge, CEO of Sharjah’s United Arab Bank, is bullish on continued growth in the UAE

Bollywood Parks Entry

Managing the delivery of Dubai Parks & Resorts Subscription Required

22 June 2015 | By Colin Foreman

South Korea’s Samsung C&T is managing 27 contractors on the $2.9bn project

Dubai and Abu Dhabi power supply and demand

Abu Dhabi prepares energy overhaul Subscription Required

16 June 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

The need to restructure the UAE’s energy sector has grown more urgent following the launch of the country’s nuclear power programme

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

UAE oil and gas concessions

Abu Dhabi oil’s pivot to Asia Subscription Required

18 May 2015 | By Mark Watts

South Korea takes first stake in major oil concession as part of a growing interest of Asian companies in UAE production

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

Emirates airline

Emirates rises on falling oil Subscription Required

12 May 2015 | By Richard Thompson

Strong financial performance lifts carrier’s mood as it seeks to tackle head on the accusations of unfair government support by US rivals

Flanagan: I knew Emirates was going to grow

Obituary: Maurice Flanagan Subscription Required

12 May 2015 | By Austyn Allison

The former executive vice-chairman of Emirates airline talked to Austyn Allison in January about the carrier’s spectacular growth through the years. He passed away on 7 May

Comment

Philippa Wilkinson

The ideal moment for subsidy cuts Subscription Required

28 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Much-needed subsidy reforms should be accompanied by public transport investments

Colin Foreman

The fog over Dubai's construction sector Subscription Required

28 July 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Emaar award is a sign that clients are ready to award contracts again

Jennifer Aguinaldo

The case for private financing Subscription Required

21 July 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Fiscal constraints may not be the best reason to turn to PPP but it is the strongest driver yet for its acceptance in the region

Mark Watts

UAE oil and gas looks to stronger second half Subscription Required

7 July 2015 | By Mark Watts

Slump in contract awards could turn around on major deals in the pipeline

Jennifer Aguinaldo

Escalating open skies dispute begs resolution Subscription Required

30 June 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Dispute distracts and divides aviation industry players

Colin Foreman

Mixed signals for Dubai construction Subscription Required

25 June 2015 | By Colin Foreman

High hopes for the second half of 2015

Colin Foreman

UAE construction nerves divide opinion Subscription Required

23 June 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Confidence has been knocked by falling oil prices and oversupplied real estate this year

Mark Watts

Steel sector hit by China slowdown Subscription Required

16 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Middle East steel producers call for protection from dumping

Colin Foreman

Speculation rules as UAE drops Oman rail link Subscription Required

16 June 2015 | By Colin Foreman

The most popular explanations are political

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

Oil price drop stress tests GCC projects Subscription Required

26 May 2015 | By Colin Foreman

There are long term positives to the slowdown

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum

Sheikh Mohammed's drive is felt in 2015 Subscription Required

5 May 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Dubai is moving foward with a raft of new projects inspite of lower oil prices

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