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Fouad Masoum elected as Iraq president

Fouad Masoum elected as Iraq president Subscription

27 July 2014 | Updated: 28 July 2014 | By

Vote marks significant step forward for country

Oman extends deadline for water distribution scheme

Oman extends deadline for water scheme Subscription

27 July 2014 | By

Work will involve expanding distribution networks in Muscat

Qatar considers using solar technology for rail projects

Qatar considers solar technology for rail projects Subscription

27 July 2014 | By

Solar panels at depot could provide up to 80MW of power for proposed rail system

Black plumes of smoke are seen after clashes between militants, former rebel fighters and government forces in Libya

US evacuates embassy in Libya Subscription

27 July 2014 | By

Staff driven to Tunisia with military escort as fighting escalates in Tripoli

Dow Chemical to build reverse osmosis manufacturing plant in Saudi Arabia

Dow to build Saudi reverse osmosis plant Subscription

27 July 2014 | By

Plant will manufacture component for desalination facilities

World Bank approves $300m programme for Tunisia

World Bank approves Tunisia programme Subscription

27 July 2014 | By

$300m scheme comes ahead of elections and will focus on performance and governance of municipalities

Oman tenders cultural centre construction

Oman tenders cultural centre construction Subscription

27 July 2014 | By

Bid deadline set for late September

Midmac and CCC take over Qatar Sidra Medical and Research Centre work

Midmac and CCC take over Qatar hospital work Subscription

27 July 2014 | By

Joint venture replaces team of OHL and Contrack for work on Sidra Medical and Research Centre

Cairo streets

World Bank approves $500m gas loan to Cairo Subscription

25 July 2014 | By

Project aims to connect 1.5 million Egyptian households to national gas grid

Cairo, Egypt

BP denies deal to restart $10bn Egypt gas project Subscription

25 July 2014 | By

UK energy company says the West Nile Delta development remains on hold

Selected UAE bank profits

Continued profit growth for UAE banks Subscription

24 July 2014 | By

Market remains cautious on real estate exposure

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Israel's President Shimon Peres

International community pushes for ceasefire in Gaza Subscription

24 July 2014 | By

US and UN representatives travel to region to press for an an end to hostilities in Gaza

Nuri Abu Sahmain, GNC president

Libya's General National Congress sets handover date Subscription

24 July 2014 | By

Fighting continues as nation prepares to move parliament to Benghazi

Aramco starts Fadhili gas plant prequalification

Aramco starts Fadhili plant prequalification Subscription

23 July 2014 | By

Oil major plans to award three packages at estimated $3bn gas scheme by March 2015

Libya

Optimism increases over reopening of Libyan port Subscription

23 July 2014 | By , Hassan Morajea

Key stakeholders meet in effort to reopen the oil terminal of Brega after it was shut by protesters on 12 July

Gas pipes

Jacobs awards management deal on Khazzan gas project Subscription

23 July 2014 | By

Contract includes management services on $2bn-worth of pipelines and production facilities

Kuwait

Bid submission delayed for Kuwait gas project Subscription

23 July 2014 | By

New deadline set for companies looking to carry out gas unit overhaul at Al-Ahmadi refinery

CB&I wins $50m supply deal for Sohar refinery expansion

CB&I wins $50m deal for Sohar refinery expansion Subscription

23 July 2014 | By

US group to supply heaters and steam reformer for project in Oman

Sonatrach signs $600m contract with Dodsal

Sonatrach signs $600m contract with Dodsal Subscription

23 July 2014 | By

Dubai-based engineering firm to build gas compression and reinjection facilities near Hassi Messaoud

Water supply

Acciona wins Egypt water supply contract Subscription

23 July 2014 | By

Spain’s Acciona Agua and local partner will operate and maintain water network for New Cairo area

Muscat, Oman

Deadline extended for Qurayyat water project Subscription

23 July 2014 | By

Plant will have a capacity of 44 million imperial gallons a day

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank reports 19 per cent profit increase

ADCB reports 19 per cent profit increase Subscription

23 July 2014 | By

Abu Dhabi bank’s non-performing loan ratio improves

Onshore oil

ExxonMobil declines Abu Dhabi onshore bid Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

Abu Dhabi expected to make final decision on onshore oil fields in early 2015

Oman road

Oman tenders package eight of Batinah Expressway Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

Companies have also been invited to bid for package seven of Oman road scheme

Omani banks secure viability upgrade from Fitch

Omani banks secure viability upgrade from Fitch Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

Resilient performances boost ratings of lenders

Dubai extends deadline for 600MW power plant expansion

Dubai extends deadline for power plant expansion Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

Work involves expanding existing M Station facility in Jebel Ali

Desalination plant

Saudi Arabia invites bids for desalination plants Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

Three plants will have a capacity of 2 million imperial gallons a day

Overhead power lines

Kuwait invites bids for overhead lines contract Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

Eight contractors have been prequalified for the Kuwait overhead lines tender

Yemen bomb blast

US tells Americans in Yemen to leave country Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

State Department warns of possible attacks on businesses and perceived Western interests

Yas Mall

Aldar signs deal with Chalhoub for Yas Mall Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

Dubai-based retailer Chalhoub will open a 18,600 department store at new shopping centre

Runway

Hochtief team selected for Riyadh airport expansion Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

Consortium submitted the lowest bid for the project in May

Refinery

Saudi Aramco starts Ras Tanura prequalification Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

Revised expansion of Saudi Arabia’s largest oil refinery expected to retendered in third quarter

Tadawul performance and all share index

Tadawul could open to foreigners by 2015 Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

Move to open Saudi Stock Exchange to foreign investors will support growth of non-oil sector

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