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 given the rising volumes of passengers travelling on the Dubai Metro, the region is beginning to establish a track record that lenders and bankers could use to predict whether project finance debts can be repaid

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Kuwait reveals timeline for Lower Fars heavy oil project

Kuwait reveals timeline for Lower Fars heavy oil project

25 November 2014 | By Wil Crisp

State-owned upstream operator says contract will be awarded in December

Significantly reduced refining margins could lead to some schemes in the pre-tender phase seeing delays in Kuwait

Kuwait says shrinking margins will not affect New Refinery Project

25 November 2014 | By

CEO of state refiner says volatile oil prices could result in future schemes being put on hold

Qatar will be focusing on investment in its health, education and transport sectors as the country pushes forward with its Vision 2030 plans

Qatar targets health, education and transport Subscription

25 November 2014 | By

Finance minister calls for more participation by private sector

Qatar real estate

Faithful+Gould wins real Qatar real estate contract Subscription

25 November 2014 | By

UK consultant will provide project management services for large mixed-use development

Oil fires in Kuwait set by retreating Iraqi troops during the First Gulf War have had a devastating effect on Kuwait's deserts

Kuwait to issue remediation technology tender in June

25 November 2014 | By

Companies will be invited to demonstrate innovative ways of cleaning Kuwait’s deserts since the oil fires of the first Gulf War

Aramco aims to award stadium contracts in December

Aramco aims to award stadium contracts in December Subscription

25 November 2014 | By ,

More time needed to evaluate bids for construction of 11 stadiums

Qatari telecoms company Ooredoo is building up its mobile banking capabilities

Ooredoo targets mobile banking growth Subscription

25 November 2014 | By

Data services driving revenues for Qatari telecoms firm

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and EU envoy Catherine Ashton

Talks extended on Iran nuclear programme Subscription

25 November 2014 | By

Tehran and six world powers agree to resume negotiations in March

Kuwait City

Kuwait PPP draft regulations on schedule

25 November 2014 | By

PTB will become executive authority named Public Authority for public-private partnerships

Musanada asks for bid bond extensions for Sheikh Khalifa Medical City

Musanada seeks Sheikh Khalifa Medical City bid bond extensions Subscription

25 November 2014 | By ,

Abu Dhabi body has been evaluating bids since March

Jordan plans $74m wastewater pipeline

Jordan plans $74m wastewater pipeline Subscription

24 November 2014 | By

Amman inviting expressions of interest for consultancy contracts

Algeria is no longer planning to provide solar power generated in the Sahara Desert to southern Europe

Algeria drops 10,000MW energy export plans Subscription

24 November 2014 | By

343MW of solar projects under way to meet local demand

Power

Kuwait on course to expand the role of private sector Subscription

24 November 2014 | By

Planning Minister says companies will play an increased role in power, water and oil projects

Mohammed bin Saleh al-Sada

Falling oil price could hit GCC petrochemicals says Qatar energy minister Subscription

24 November 2014 | By

Downstream economics are expected to be ‘re-examined and re-assessed’, says Qatar Energy & Industry Minister Mohammed bin Saleh al-Sada

Onshore rig

Abu Dhabi invites bids on Bab Integrated Facilities Subscription

24 November 2014 | By

Deadline extended to first quarter 2015 for onshore oil field project

Abu Dhabi yet to award Al-Dabbiya phase three deal

Abu Dhabi yet to award Al-Dabbiya phase three deal Subscription

24 November 2014 | By

Tecnimont frontrunner for major onshore contract after bids were submitted in September

Lower oil prices will spur reforms

Lower oil prices will spur reforms, says Aramco CEO Subscription

24 November 2014 | By

GCC will come out of oil price slump stronger after increasing efficiency

Construction at Dubai Parks & Resorts theme park development in the Jebel Ali area of Dubai

Dubai Parks & Resorts reaches 45 per cent on network utilities work Subscription

24 November 2014 | By

Remaining packages awarded by end of 2014

Beji Caid Essebsi, leader of Nidaa Tounes and favourite to win Tunisia's first presidential elections since 2011

Favourite emerges from Tunisia presidential polls Subscription

23 November 2014 | By

Former regime official favourite to win first presidential election since 2011

Rooftop solar panels

UAE signs rooftop solar MoU with ABB Subscription

23 November 2014 | By

ABB will develop pilot grid-connected PV panels

Oil pipeline

New Israeli gas pipeline to Egypt planned Subscription

23 November 2014 | By

Pipeline will be part of upgrade to the offshore Tamar gas field

Kuwait’s Partnerships Technical Bureau is unable to issue tenders until the Council of Ministers issues executive regulations for two laws relating to public-private partnerships

Kuwait on hold for PPP bylaws Subscription

23 November 2014 | By

Project delays caused by wait for Council of Ministers to agree new regulations

Renewable energy

Egypt invites interest in 4300MW renewables programme Subscription

23 November 2014 | By

Huge interest before 26 November deadline for proposals

Tunnel-boring as part of Suez Canal project is being discussed

German machines to drill under Suez Canal Subscription

23 November 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Germany’s Herrenknecht says it is discussing Suez contract details

Aramco to terminate SK E&C from Jizan refinery project

Aramco to terminate SK E&C from Jizan refinery Subscription

23 November 2014 | By

South Korean contractor to go after failing to agree budget increase at $7bn-plus project in Saudi Arabia

Turkey and Algeria agree 10-year gas deal

Turkey and Algeria agree 10-year gas deal Subscription

23 November 2014 | By

Algeria set to supply Turkey with 4.4 billion cubic metres of gas

Ducab Aluminium assesses bids on rod and conductor plant

Ducab Aluminium assesses bids on rod and conductor plant Subscription

23 November 2014 | By

Contract expected to be awarded in January on proposed $60m facility in Abu Dhabi  

Bahrain holds parliamentary elections

Bahrain holds parliamentary elections Subscription

23 November 2014 | By

First elections since 2011 protests

Oman invites bids for Sohar wastewater treatment plant

Oman invites bids for Sohar wastewater treatment plant Subscription

20 November 2014 | By

Tebodin bids low for supervision services contract

FlyDubai raises debut sukuk

Flydubai raises debut sukuk Subscription

20 November 2014 | By

Islamic bonds becoming more attractive funding option in UAE

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

20 November 2014 | By

UAE private equity firm pushes ahead with acquisition plans

Mining

Savannah Resources invests in Oman copper Subscription

20 November 2014 | By

Savannah to make $4.6m investment in Al-Thuraya

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