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Sharjah's-Shurooq

Sharjah's Shurooq searches for investors Subscription Required

3 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Investment authority aims to kickstart new projects

Stock market

Amlak shares resume trading in Dubai Subscription Required

3 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Resumption in trading sees high activity

Dubai Financial Market

Drake & Scull considers sukuk Subscription Required

2 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Contractor may issue sukuk if market conditions suitable

Sharjah

Rise in Sharjah trade licences Subscription Required

2 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Emirate’s industrial output reaches $12bn

Qatar buys Rafale fighter jets

GCC powers set to continue high defence spending Subscription Required

2 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Drop in oil prices has not weakened appetite of Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar for military expansion

Medical

Sharjah Healthcare City seeks investors Subscription Required

1 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Masterplan for new site reaching completion

Terminal 3 at Dubai International airport

Efficiency top priority for Dubai Airports Subscription Required

1 June 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

No more expansions planned for the three terminals of Dubai International Airport

Gas compressor station

Tebodin wins Abu Dhabi gas study Subscription Required

1 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Dutch engineering company to carry out study on gas network compressor station

Abu Dhabi

Firms submit offers for $8.2bn of Abu Dhabi construction work Subscription Required

1 June 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Projects cover infrastructure and buildings

Education

Islamic private equity focuses on education and health Subscription Required

31 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Investors discouraged by political risk

Dubai hotels

Dubai hotel revenues decline Subscription Required

31 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

While Egypt’s hospitality industry sees rebound

Aviation

Etihad Airways posts record profits Subscription Required

31 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Abu Dhabi carrier may sell Aer Lingus stake

Onshore field

Topaz Marine secures financing Subscription Required

31 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Oilfield services firm announces Islamic and conventional multi-tranche facility

Local firms to join Arabtec Egypt housing scheme

Egypt housing project to go ahead despite disputes Subscription Required

28 May 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Arabtec-Egypt deal likely to go ahead with the Egyptians imposing new conditions

Construction workers

Workers rights campaigner prevented from speaking at MEED event Subscription Required

28 May 2015 | By Austyn Allison

Amnesty International expert denied entry to the UAE

Refinery

Dubai prepares to tender Jebel Ali refinery upgrade Subscription Required

28 May 2015 | By Mark Watts

Design completed on project to add new processing units to Dubai facility

Al-Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi

Summer award for Abu Dhabi mall Subscription Required

28 May 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Two contractors have been shortlisted Al-Maryah Central

Solar

Terms of Shams Dubai make financing a challenge Subscription Required

27 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Investors look to build up rooftop solar portfolios

Contractors warn of rocketing construction costs in Kuwait

Construction value dampened by complex designs

27 May 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Experts call on improved synergies between all parties for improved construction value

Building works

Risk allocation creates rifts between contractors and clients

27 May 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Companies must improve their relationships for better delivery

Analysis

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

Forum: Buamim leads the delegation in Bratislava

Interview: Hamad Buamin, President and CEO, Dubai Chamber Subscription Required

5 May 2015 | By Colin Foreman

The Czech and Slovak republics have been identified as target markets for trade with Dubai. Colin Foreman reports from Prague and Bratislava

Sultan bin Saeed al-Mansouri, UAE Economy Minister

Interview: Sultan bin Saeed al-Mansouri, UAE Economy Minister Subscription Required

5 May 2015 | By Colin Foreman

The fall in oil prices has reinforced the UAE’s commitment to economic diversification

Abu Dhabi strengthens ties with Asian oil customers

Abu Dhabi strengthens ties with Asian oil customers Subscription Required

28 April 2015 | By Mark Watts

Onshore stake for Japan’s Inpex a sign of growing Asian influence in emirate’s upstream sector

US-based GE’s distributed power business finds promising markets in areas of volatility

GE sees opportunity in instability Subscription Required

27 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Firm’s CEO of distributed power talks about supply and generation challenges in region

Dubai Water Canal

GCC builds on lessons learned Subscription Required

9 April 2015 | By Robert Jones

Yu Tao, president and CEO of China State Construction Engineering Corporation Middle East, says tighter regulation and a more mature market have made the GCC an attractive region in which to operate

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

Fujairah oil storage capacity

Fujairah oil storage continues rapid expansion Subscription Required

30 March 2015 | By Mark Watts

Capacity demand rises as traders hold stocks while crude prices stay low

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

UAE oil and gas contract awards with oil prices

Counter-cyclical oil spending unlikely to return in Abu Dhabi Subscription Required

2 March 2015 | By Mark Watts

Boom in contract awards during 2009 recession-led oil slump will not be repeated

China year of ram

China diversifies Gulf spending Subscription Required

17 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

China is expanding its spending in the Gulf beyond the oil and gas industry

Dubai hotels

Mixed start to 2015 for Dubai hotels Subscription Required

17 February 2015 | By Colin Foreman

New supply will present challenges for hotel sector in first quarter

Non-performing loan volumes in decline

UAE banks to weather difficult 2015 Subscription Required

16 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

New report says sector is well-equipped to deal with slowdown

Ethylene production costs

Oil price drop will lower GCC petrochemicals margins Subscription Required

15 February 2015 | By Mark Watts

Regional producers will face stronger competition from naphtha-based crackers in Asia and Europe

Comment

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

Coal-fired power plant

Acwa strengthens position in Dubai Subscription Required

5 May 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Saudi developer has submitted lowest tariff prices for two different fuel platforms

Abu Dhabi oil and gas projects moving ahead

Abu Dhabi oil and gas projects moving ahead Subscription Required

28 April 2015 | By Mark Watts

Positive signs for contractors as oil exporter plans further investment in energy sector

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

Dubai in the UAE

Dubai is the market that delivers Subscription Required

21 April 2015 | By Austyn Allison

Emirate’s aggressive economic diversification efforts are paying off

To control its spiralling costs and return to profitability, Arabtec will need the best people

People are the problem for Arabtec Subscription Required

21 April 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Board and senior management changes take their toll on Dubai contractor

Emirates

UK plays increasing role in Dubai aviation Subscription Required

19 April 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Government funding support is creating opportunities for UK businesses

Andrew Roscoe

Dubai delivers on solar Subscription Required

16 April 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

As other countries rethink or slow their renewable energy plans, the emirate pushes ahead

Colin Foreman

Abu Dhabi construction projects market 'slow' Subscription Required

16 April 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Since 2011, many schemes in the emirate have floundered at the tender stage

Dubai projects

Dubai takes on another mission impossible Subscription Required

14 April 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Softening real estate prices have created a new funding challenge

Dubai takes up region’s solar mantle

Dubai takes up region’s solar mantle Subscription Required

7 April 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Emirate is quickly emerging as one of the world’s most attractive solar markets

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