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Cairo Metro

Cairo Metro explores PPP with banks Subscription

7 October 2015 | By

Egypt has no prior experience with private financing for transport schemes

Doha metro train

Doha to start metro tests in 2016

7 October 2015 | By

First phase is due for completion in 2019

Rail in Jordan

Jordan invites investors for $300m rail project

7 October 2015 | By

The 32-kilometre line will have 12 stations

Project spending: Dubai’s construction sector is slowing in 2015 following four years of growth

UAE construction costs remain stable Subscription

7 October 2015 | By

Steel price fall offset by increases for other materials

Mina near Mecca in Saudi Arabia

Mecca metro awards expected before end 2015 Subscription

6 October 2015 | By

Officials say there is an urgent need to carry out project

Power plant

China targets Middle East investment Subscription

6 October 2015 | By

Beijing seeking to increase investments abroad to boost its economy


Investment decision delayed for Bazian refinery expansion Subscription

6 October 2015 | By

Negotiations continue between Iraqi Kurdistan’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Qaiwan Group

First contract of Qatar's long-distance railway involves 146 kilometres of line

Kuwait to tender railroad and metro schemes

6 October 2015 | By

Procurement for long-delayed PPPs estimated to commence in early 2016

Manama financial district in Bahrain

Bahrain prepares to invite light rail consultancy bids

6 October 2015 | By

Work will involve reviewing earlier studies

Light rail: Atkins is using BIM to develop metros

UAE railway law ready next year

6 October 2015 | By

The FTA is the overriding regulator of all railway and metro schemes across the UAE

Tehran metro

Iran requires funding for metro expansion

6 October 2015 | By

3,000 metro cars required to meet rising demand over the next 10 years

Progress with PPP projects is of particular importance in Kuwait's utility sector

Private finance not a cost-cutting solution

6 October 2015 | By

Government entities need political will to carry out PPP projects


UAE works to standardise Islamic finance Subscription

6 October 2015 | By

Mature regulation would sustain Islamic sector growth

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi

Egypt’s president supports central bank’s limiting of currency supply Subscription

6 October 2015 | By

Statement from the president’s office calls for the limiting of non-essential imports

Saudi Arabia housing

Saudi housing fund to be turned into a bank Subscription

6 October 2015 | By

Riyadh has applied a number of reforms in recent months to tackle a housing shortage

Offshore support vessel

Omani firm to sell marine engineering company Subscription

6 October 2015 | By

Renaissance will sell marine engineering and shipbuilding services unit as well as its subsidiaries

Support: Bahrain will become more dependent on Saudi Arabia if oil prices remain low

Bahrain to decide on rail before end 2015 Subscription

6 October 2015 | By

Light rail project study also planned

Kurdistan Regional Government oil exports increase

Iraqi Kurdistan increases independent oil sales Subscription

6 October 2015 | By

Exports via the state marketing agency fall to zero


Oman sets dates for sovereign sukuk Subscription

6 October 2015 | By

Moody’s provisionally rates sukuk at A1


IMF forecasts Iran economic growth at 4-5.5 per cent next year Subscription

6 October 2015 | By

Reforms are critical for Tehran to capitalise on lifting of nuclear-related sanctions

Saadiyat Island masterplan

TDIC appoints new chief executive Subscription

6 October 2015 | By

TDIC is the tourism asset management branch of Abu Dhabi’s Tourism and Culture Authority


Transport ministers to review GCC rail timeline

5 October 2015 | By

Ministers meet next week to discuss rail timeline and design

Traffic: The Cairo Metro currently transports about 3 million people a day

Cairo presses ahead with Line 4 of metro

5 October 2015 | By

National Authority for Tunnels also recently launched signalling tender for Line 3

Cairo Metro

Egypt considers PPP for future metro projects

5 October 2015 | By

France provided $1.5bn of financing for Cairo’s metro network between 1979 and 2012

Etihad Rail awards employee housing deal

UAE highlights achievements in sustainable transport

5 October 2015 | By

UAE has made policy adjustments to achieve sustainable targets

Tighter profit margins expected for Iranian car manufacturers

Tehran Stock Exchange loses nuclear deal gains Subscription

5 October 2015 | By

Iran share index trading at 6.5 per cent below the start of the year

Rail network

Rising fossil fuel use presents policy challenges for the Middle East

5 October 2015 | By ,

Demand for fossil fuel will continue to rise in transport sector

High-speed train

Long-term forecasting key to rail success

5 October 2015 | By

Long-term life cycle costs key deciding factor for choice of supplier for $8.9bn UK rail scheme

Onshore oil

Tebodin awarded Abu Dhabi onshore oil and gas contracts Subscription

5 October 2015 | By

Deals includes engineering work on upgrade of export flow measurement at several fields

Qatar receives Siemens trams

Egypt studies new tram line

5 October 2015 | By

The new line will be 12 kilometres long with 17 stations

CNOOC operates the Missan oil fields

Missan oil fields water treatment plant tendered Subscription

4 October 2015 | By

China National Offshore Oil Corporation installing new train at Iraq oil water treatment facility


Egypt sets up $640m sovereign fund Subscription

4 October 2015 | By

It is understood that the Long Live Egypt Company will be established by the end of October

World Bank approves $300m programme for Tunisia

World Bank extends extra $500m to Tunisia Subscription

4 October 2015 | By

Loan fast-tracked to compensate for economic impact of terrorism

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