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Al-Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi

Two shortlisted for Abu Dhabi mall Subscription

5 March 2015 | By

Bids were submitted in January for Al-Maryah Island development

Shia fighters fire a rocket during clashes with militants from Islamic State in Iraq and Syria in the Salahuddin province

Iran influence looms large in Tikrit battle Subscription

5 March 2015 | By

Revolutionary Guards commander overseeing Shia paramilitary groups in Salahuddin offensive

Business Bay area of Dubai

MEED Live: 5 March 2015 Subscription

5 March 2015

Deyaar awards Business Bay contract

The Business Bay area in Dubai

Deyaar awards Business Bay contract Subscription

5 March 2015 | By

Local developer awards construction contract for twin tower project in Dubai

Steel pipes

Abu Dhabi and Japan to build steel pipe plant Subscription

5 March 2015 | By

Joint venture facility expected to start operations in 2018

There are more than $22bn-worth of infrastructure projects in the pipeline in Bahrain, according to the government

Private sector could pitch in for Bahrain Subscription

5 March 2015 | By

Public-private partnerships will support infrastructure development

Jica loans for Rades combined-cycle power plant and Medjerda river flood control projects

Tunisia confirms Japanese project financing Subscription

5 March 2015 | By

Jica loans for Rades combined-cycle power plant and Medjerda river flood control projects

Nuclear power

Saudi Electricity signs South Korea deals Subscription

5 March 2015 | By

Cooperation on nuclear energy studies agreed

Egypt's Oil Minister Sherif Ismail

Egypt delays debt repayment to oil companies Subscription

4 March 2015 | By

Oil minister says $3.1bn will be paid off by mid-2016

Healthcare

Private equity firms target healthcare and education Subscription

4 March 2015 | By

Investors prefer specialised clinics

Dubai tourists at Dubai Mall fountain

Dubai tourism revenues rise 9.8 per cent Subscription

4 March 2015 | By

But the number of hotel rooms is growing faster than guest numbers

Zahra Townhouses in Town Square

Dubai developer launches Town Square project Subscription

4 March 2015 | By

First phase of Nshama’s megaproject launched with construction expected to start soon

Oil industry

Iraqi Kurdistan receives Iraq budget payment Subscription

4 March 2015 | By

Erbil receives $208m after Kirkuk crude exports ramped up February, according to Iraq Oil Report

Oil refinery

MEED Live: 4 March 2015 Subscription

4 March 2015

Egypt delays $3bn debt repayment

Wind farms

Oman wind farm deadline extended Subscription

4 March 2015 | By

Renewables contractors preparing bids for GCC’s first wind farm

Libya oil assets seized by militants

Libya oil assets seized Subscription

4 March 2015 | By

Bahi pumping station and Mabruk oil field captured

Refinery

Contractors prepare for Kuwait refinery deadlines Subscription

4 March 2015 | By

Bid submission dates loom for the New Refinery Project and the Mina al-Ahmadi gas train

Port refinery

Kuwait mulls retendering Al-Zour marine package Subscription

4 March 2015 | By

Options are being reviewed after the low bid came in 80 per cent over budget

Saudi Aramco's Khurais expansion

Aramco considers cancelling $3bn Khurais expansion Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

Decision on whether to proceed will be made in June after engineering is complete

EGX30

Egypt needs more corporate bond issuance Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

EFSA chairman says new projects could tap bond market

Dubai property

Slow start to the year for Dubai’s real estate Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

Reduced capital flows and subdued demand for Dubai properties sees residential sale prices dip in the first six weeks of 2015

Bernardino Leon (third left), UN special envoy for Libya, attends a meeting with members of the Libyan General National Congress in Tripoli on 2 March

Libya’s rival governments to resume dialogue Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

UN-mediated talks to be held in Morocco on 5 March

Bahrain expects new line-up of projects

Bahrain expects new line-up of projects Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

Minister claims citizens will soon benefit from projects worth a total of $22bn

Oil refinery

Kuwait signs energy deals with South Korea Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

Officials discuss increased oil and gas cooperation

CEO Mahmood Hashim al-Kooheji, Mumtalakat

Mumtalakat targets more acquisitions Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

Bahrain’s fund on lookout for investment opportunities in 2015

Central Bank of Bahrain

Bahrain’s Islamic banks need more mergers Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

Centralised sharia board to be launched soon, says Central Bank

Pipelines

Iraq crude exports rise on northern pipeline volumes Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

Increased exports through Kurdish pipeline offsets drop at weather-hit southern Iraq terminals

Combined cycle power plant

Japanese firm wins Saudi electricity order Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

Yokogawa Electric will provide distributed control systems

Rasheed Mohmmed al-Maraj, governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain

Islamic finance industry can drive job creation Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

Bahrain central bank governor says Islamic finance is “inherently resilient”

Wind farms

Gamesa awarded Egypt wind farms Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

Spanish company to execute 220MW project

Oil exploration

Turkey to explore for oil in Iraqi Kurdistan Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

Energy minister says Ankara signed multiple deals on oil assets in northern Iraq

Residential rental prices have first stalled and then begun to fall in Dubai

MEED Live: 3 March 2015 Subscription

3 March 2015

Slow start to the year for Dubai’s real estate

power

Bids in for Bahrain grid upgrade Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

Korean firm bids low for cable contract in electricity transmission programme

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