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Tunisia presidential elections

Tunisia prepares for presidential run-off Subscription Required

18 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Tunisians abroad casting votes for 21 December elections

Liquefied natural gas terminal

Morocco launches $4.6bn LNG project Subscription Required

18 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Scheme will increase Moroccan power generation from natural gas

Agrium blacklisted for Western Sahara activities

Agrium blacklisted for Western Sahara activities Subscription Required

16 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Swedish government fund excludes the fertiliser company from its portfolio

Gasli pipeline route

Investment decision on Algeria’s Galsi pipeline postponed Subscription Required

16 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

$3bn project delayed as shareholders wait for final government approvals

The 301MW Tarfaya wind farm in Morocco

Moroccan wind farm comes online Subscription Required

15 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Africa’s largest wind farm at 301MW now fully operational

Solar energy

Jordan gives developers more time on solar projects Subscription Required

15 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Sun Edison has reached financial close

Moroccan foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar

Western Sahara tensions flare ahead of drilling Subscription Required

14 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Morocco and Algeria spar as Kosmos Energy prepares to drill

Tunisia's President Moncef Marzouki is seeking re-election

Date announced for Tunisia presidential runoff Subscription Required

10 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Rivals will go head-to-head on 21 December

 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

The Middle East in 2030

10 December 2014 | By Richard Thompson

Take part in MEED’s survey to identify the key trends that will shape the Middle East economy in 2030

Egypt announces gas deal with Algeria

Cairo announces gas deal with Algiers Subscription Required

7 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Six shipments of liquefied natural gas to arrive in Egypt next year

Lebanese army

Lebanese soldiers killed in border ambush Subscription Required

4 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Lebanese army targeted by Islamist attacks

Container port

Morocco opens prequalification for Nador West Med Port Subscription Required

4 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Deadline on 22 December for Nador West Med Port construction and infrastructure package

Fertiliser industry

Jordan starts up $860m fertiliser complex Subscription Required

4 December 2014 | By Mark Watts

Plant in south of country expected to export 500,000 tonnes a year of phosphoric acid

Algiers, capital city of Algeria

Low oil prices will not stop Algerian projects Subscription Required

4 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Finance minister says large schemes will go ahead

Jordan extends Quweira solar prequalification deadline

Jordan extends solar prequalification deadline Subscription Required

1 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Submission date for prequalification entries for Quweira plant now 18 December

Essebsi, leader of Tunisia’s secular Nidaa Tunis party, won 39 per cent of the vote

December run-off for Tunisia election Subscription Required

27 November 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Secularist leader Beji Caid Essebsi narrowly beats rival

Abengoa wins Morocco electricity transmission contract

Abengoa wins Morocco electricity transmission contract Subscription Required

26 November 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Work involves construction and operation of 210km of power lines

Jordan plans $74m wastewater pipeline

Jordan plans $74m wastewater pipeline Subscription Required

24 November 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

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 Required

24 November 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

343MW of solar projects under way to meet local demand

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 Required

23 November 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Former regime official favourite to win first presidential election since 2011

Analysis

The Wessal Bouregreg development in Rabat, in Morocco

Revamping Morocco’s biggest cities Subscription Required

17 December 2014 | By Dominc Dudley

Channelled through investment fund Wessal Capital, billions of dollars in Gulf money is reshaping the centre of the cities of Rabat and Sale

Masi Flottant Index

Morocco’s illiquid market Subscription Required

4 December 2014 | By Dominic Dudley

Casablanca is trying to inject some much-needed life into its underperforming stock exchange, burdened by downgrades and disillusioned investors

Gouia: We have succeeded in securing Tunisia

Interview: Tunisia's foreign secretary on developing the country's economy Subscription Required

24 November 2014 | By Richard Nield

Recent elections in Tunisia will create a solid basis for a resurgence in economic development and inward investment, says Faycal Gouia

Saudi oil production and brent crude price

Riyadh in strong position ahead of Opec meeting Subscription Required

18 November 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Saudi Arabia showing no signs of cutting oil production despite falling prices

Sucessful election: The country’s high standards of education could have contributed to its quick transition

Still springtime in Tunisia Subscription Required

6 November 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Tunisia’s fragile democratic transition proves democracy can follow revolution

Challenge: One barrier to developing alternative energy is the existence of fuel subsidies in the region

Region set to miss 2020 renewables target Subscription Required

30 October 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Lack of regulatory frameworks holds back development of alternative energy in the Middle East and North Africa

Nidaa Tounis supporters celebrate the parties election victory

Secularists triumph in Tunisia’s landmark vote Subscription Required

30 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Another hurdle has been cleared in Tunisia’s journey to democracy, but the future is still uncertain

Cranes

Middle East grows in importance for Turkish contractors Subscription Required

27 October 2014 | By Dominic Dudley

The construction firms are continuing to win work across the region

Waleed Youssef

Waleed Youssef, Middle East director at TAV Airports Subscription Required

27 October 2014 | By Dominic Dudley

Waleed Youssef is bullish about the Turkish firm’s prospects for investment in the region, given its resilient aviation sector

Comment

Gas

Cancellation of South Stream bodes well for Galsi

17 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Decision on the Italy-Algeria pipeline expected in May

Tunisia’s election success has made it a symbol of what revolution can achieve

From revolution to democracy

6 November 2014

Tunisia’s success has made it a symbol of what revolution can achieve

Turkey finds itself on the same side as the GCC states with which it has had such difficult relations in recent years

Rebuilding trust Subscription Required

8 October 2014 | By Dominic Dudley

The Syrian war could lead to Turkey healing its rift with the GCC countries

Morocco can revive region’s renewable energy hopes

Morocco can revive region’s renewable energy hopes Subscription Required

2 October 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

There has been years of talk with little action

Security forces supporting anti-government Huthis protesters in Yemen

Yemen cannot trade present for future promise Subscription Required

18 September 2014 | By Peter Salisbury

State is in danger of being ripped apart

Syria's President Bashar a-Assad

Respite from cold for Al-Assad Subscription Required

4 September 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

The West might have to ask the Syrian leader for assistance in stamping out jihadist group Isis

Pylon

Energy key to Jordan’s security Subscription Required

21 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Amman has been forced to buy expensive fuel oil to meet the shortfall in gas supplies

Mining

Morocco’s chance to lead the pack Subscription Required

7 August 2014

With the right management from Rabat, Morocco can become a global phosphates superpower

In Amenas gas facility in Algeria

Ukraine’s crisis is Algeria’s opportunity Subscription Required

7 August 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Tensions between Europe and Russia revive a long-stalled gas project, but enthusiasm may turn out to be short-lived

Solar

Lesson of Jordan’s renewables delay Subscription Required

24 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Amman’s alternative energy setback could prove a valuable lesson for the country and the wider region

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