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Acwa Power submits low tariff for 100MW Dubai solar scheme

Acwa Power submits low tariff for 100MW Dubai solar scheme Subscription Required

20 November 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

A total of 10 prequalified groups submitted bids on 20 November

Bam International has been awarded a contract to build marine infrastructure works for the third-phase expansion of the Al-Dabbiya oil field in Abu Dhabi

Bam wins $88m deal on Al-Dabbiya marine works Subscription Required

20 November 2014 | By Mark Watts

Dutch company to carry out work on shallow-water oil field development in Abu Dhabi

UAE-based private equity firm Abraaj Capital has secured regulatory approval to acquire a stake in Egyptian food producer Bisco Misr

Abraaj Capital wins approval for Bisco Misr deal Subscription Required

20 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

UAE private equity firm pushes ahead with acquisition plans

Bank of Palestine net profit 2003-13

Bank of Palestine to open Dubai office Subscription Required

20 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Lender looking to attract more foreign investment

Indian industrial manufacturer Jindal Saw has secured a six-year club facility to finance its growth in the Middle East

Jindal Saw closes deal to fund UAE operations Subscription Required

19 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Indian manufacturer secures $126.6m club facility to finance growth in Middle East

Hospitality sector: Faithful & Gould worked on the Burj al-Arab in Dubai

Faithful + Gould appoints new regional hospitality head Subscription Required

19 November 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Appointment is part of UK company’s efforts to expand into tourism sector

UAE personal loans

New credit bureau raises questions among UAE banks Subscription Required

18 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Lenders concerned about responsibility for credit data quality

Theme park

Dubai Parks and Resorts launches initial public offering Subscription Required

17 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Offering to support new theme parks in emirate

Business

SME access to finance still limited in Middle East Subscription Required

17 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Regional banks remain wary of lending to smaller companies, conference told

Local developer Nakheel and Souk Residences have reached an agreement over their Palm Jumeirah Golden Mile dispute

Nakheel and Souk Residences reach agreement Subscription Required

17 November 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

UAE developer will assume ownership of unsold units on Golden Mile in Palm Jumeirah

Technip wins Abu Dhabi offshore project management deal

Technip wins Abu Dhabi offshore project management deal Subscription Required

17 November 2014 | By Mark Watts

French engineering group to oversee three construction packages on Nasr field

Construction

Drake and Scull issues five-year sukuk Subscription Required

16 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Issuance launched under Nasdaq Dubai’s murabaha platform

DP World

DP World to acquire Jebel Ali Freezone Subscription Required

16 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Port operator will also delist from London Stock Exchange

UAE designates 83 groups as terrorist organisations

UAE designates 83 groups as terrorist organisations Subscription Required

16 November 2014 | By Mark Watts

Muslim Brotherhood and Isis included in long list

Dubai completes 44 per cent of water network upgrade

Dubai completes 44 per cent of water network upgrade Subscription Required

16 November 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Dewa on schedule with $45m upgrade project

Consumers prefer local products

Survey finds 80 per cent of UAE consumers prefer local products Subscription Required

13 November 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Lack of information and awareness about local products

GCC IPO market

Dubai turns to IPO market to fund infrastructure plans Subscription Required

13 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Dubai Parks & Resorts to float on DFM to fund theme park construction

Abu Dhabi revises tariffs for electricity and water

Abu Dhabi revises tariffs for electricity and water Subscription Required

13 November 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Emiratis living in the capital will be required to pay for water for the first time

Dana Gas signed revenue-generating agreements with Cairo and Erbil

Dana Gas reports 36 per cent rise in third-quarter profit Subscription Required

12 November 2014 | By Mark Watts

Sharjah-based company signed revenue-generating agreements with Cairo and Erbil

NBF net profit

UAE infrastructure boom boosts equipment finance demand Subscription Required

12 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

National Bank of Fujairah CEO eyes opportunities  

Analysis

Crunch: Abu Dhabi faces a shortfall of water next year unless new capacity comes online or demand decreases

A brave move by Abu Dhabi on water tariffs Subscription Required

20 November 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe , Philippa Wilkinson

The emirate is targeting nationals in its reform of power and water subsidies

Fujairah's location on the Gulf of Oman coast gives it direct access to the Indian Ocean, a geographical advantage that has attracted investment in key energy infrastructure over the past decade

Oil and gas drives $9bn projects pipeline in Fujairah Subscription Required

13 November 2014 | By Mark Watts

Emirate’s access to Indian Ocean attracts investment

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

WEF Think Tank launch

World Economic Forum launches global think-tank Subscription Required

11 November 2014 | By Lara Golden

Think-tank communities becoming increasingly important element of global policymaking

Dame Kelly Holmes speaking at the Daman Corporate Health Awards 2014

Determination is the key to success, says Olympic hero

6 November 2014

Double Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes presents Daman Corporate Health Awards 2014

Selected UAE banks profits for first nine months

Profitable UAE banks raise international profile Subscription Required

5 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Most UAE banks post first nine-month profit increase

Top 100 contract awards Q3 2014

Market cools in latest top 100 contract awards Subscription Required

4 November 2014 | By Robert Jones

Value of top 100 flat despite new entrants to the index

Challenge: One barrier to developing alternative energy is the existence of fuel subsidies in the region

Region set to miss 2020 renewables target Subscription Required

30 October 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Lack of regulatory frameworks holds back development of alternative energy in the Middle East and North Africa

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

Selected GCC industrial EPC awards

GCC hits slump in non-oil industrial spending Subscription Required

1 October 2014 | By Mark Watts

Contract spending on industrial projects has dropped for four years with only $1.5bn awarded to date in 2014

Stability: Speculators have left Dubai’s property market, following new legislation introduced at the end of 2013

Dubai real estate market shows signs of maturity Subscription Required

25 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

After 12 years of dramatic ups and downs, the property market is now moving towards sustainable growth

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

Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Solar Park

Dubai commits to sustainability Subscription Required

10 September 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

As one of the only renewable energy programmes to have made any real progress in the Middle East, Dubai is taking great strides with its integrated strategy

Dubai financial markets performance

Investor appetite for Emaar places pressure on DFM Subscription Required

8 September 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Success of Emaar’s mall group listing could herald growth for initial public offerings

Dubai investment

Foreign investors buy into Dubai’s vision Subscription Required

28 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Projects in the emirate are moving forward with foreign funding

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

Top 100 projects, Q2 2014

Top 100 projects index dips Subscription Required

14 August 2014 | By Robert Jones

Small fall in the total value of the Middle East’s biggest projects, but further pressure expected due to fighting in Iraq

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

The Louvre Abu Dhabi

The GCC’s growing art spend Subscription Required

24 July 2014 | By Austyn Allison

Qatar and Abu Dhabi are among the states muscling in on the international art market

Dubai Mall

Dubai's 13 biggest shopping mall developments Subscription Required

21 July 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Mall of the World tops the $2.7bn-worth of Dubai-based shopping centre projects in MEED’s list

Comment

While Abu Dhabi's decision to reform tariffs is a brave one, implementing them will prove the real challenge

Abu Dhabi leads the way with tariff reform

20 November 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Enforcing new utility tariffs may provide stiff challenge for government

Abu Dhabi’s decision to reform electricity and water tariffs is a bold move

Abu Dhabi takes bold step with tariff reform

13 November 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

It will be interesting to see when the other GCC states will follow suit

Dubai Financial Market

Investors eager for Dubai flotations

13 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Meraas is listing its theme park subsidiary to help fund projects

Al Maktoum International airport, in Dubai, arrivals entrance

Dubai growth is a nice problem to have

6 November 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Dubai’s construction companies returning to 2008 levels

Dubai creek

Dubai returns to the creek

30 October 2014 | By Colin Foreman

New waterfront developments are being built in Old Dubai

Meydan's reputation for cashing in bonds has not stopped it from attracting bids from seven of the region’s leading contractors for its new Entisar Tower project on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road

Contractors try to forget clients cashing in bonds

23 October 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Even clients with reputations for treating firms unfairly are attracting bids as Dubai’s property market continues with its resurgence

Dubai serious about power

Dubai serious about power

16 October 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Emirate is making sure it avoids the potential supply shortfall facing Abu Dhabi

Dubal participation in Dubai IPP raises interesting questions

Dubal participation in Dubai IPP raises questions

9 October 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Selection of government company may contradict emirate’s liberalisation goals

Dubai Financial Market

Exchanges vie for African company listings

6 October 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Dubai and London bourses compete for North African business

Dubai’s planned energy programme states that by 2030, 12 per cent of its power will come from coal

Can coal ever be clean?

25 September 2014 | By Robert Jones

Doubts emerge over carbon capture as UAE considers expanding on coal use

The Energy Ministry estimates that by 2020, about a quarter of the country's power will be generated by the nuclear sector, after the start-up of the nuclear reactor in Abu Dhabi in 2017

UAE shifts energy priorities

25 September 2014 | By Mark Watts

New Energy Ministry directorate designed to face changing landscape in global energy sector

Speculators have left Dubai's property market and, as a result, demand and prices have cooled

Dubai real estate market undergoes transition

25 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Evolution into a more mature market will bring new investors

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