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Philippa Wilkinson

Oman continues high capital spend

3 March 2015

Key projects will go forward in 2015

Stadium projects

Low oil prices leave little room for stadiums

3 March 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Forecasts at the end of 2014 said stadium projects would stall

As the most populous Arab country, much of Egypt's infrastructure is ill-equipped to meet the needs of its people

All eyes on Egypt

3 March 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

International community eagerly anticipating country’s impending infastructure boom

Colin Foreman

Vanity projects slow amid low oil prices

1 March 2015

Leaner budgets for governments to focus on critical infrastructure

Egypt housing

Egypt property plans threaten to overpromise

26 February 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Fears of overambitious real estate plans as general confidence remains high in the lead up to Egypt Economic Development conference

Qatar

Qatar turns focus to World Cup

24 February 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Oil prices and overstretched supply chain force difficult decisions

Hossam Abougabal

Orascom spin-off good for Egypt’s projects market

23 February 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Orascom Construction will list in both Dubai and Egypt

Construction

Perfect timing for OCI demerger

17 February 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Demerger set to be complete in time for Egypt’s economic development conference

Dubai real estate

Market slowdown for Dubai real estate

3 February 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Minimum 10 per cent drop in prices expected

Dubai project finance

Project financing requires innovation

28 January 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Banks must develop innovative finance packages to allow project market to continue growth

The supply chain in Qatar will continue to be tested this year as other more essential projects continue to be built, such as the main stadiums

Sharq Crossing delay good for Qatar

20 January 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Construction market already overheating as other more essential projects continue to be built

Dubai in the UAE

Diversified Dubai drives ahead

20 January 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Emirate is tendering major projects despite oil price slump

Marassi al-Bahrain development

UAE real estate investment buoyed by Eagle Hills

8 January 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Eagle Hills and Al-Mabaar combine portfolios as Abu Dhabi reignites international real estate investment

Dubai Marina

Robust Dubai can weather 2015 storm Subscription Required

18 December 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Challenging year ahead is not cause for worry yet

Opec secretary-general Abdullah al-Badri

Opec sets the tone for 2015

15 December 2014 | By Richard Thompson

Regional producers are not about to cut oil production and the assumptions that have underpinned forecasting in recent years have to be revisited

The planned Dubai World Expo 2020 site

Expo progress will reverse declining sentiment Subscription Required

11 December 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Construction companies are less optimistic about the future as 2015 approaches

The downwards revision of population estimates for Abu Dhabi means cuts in investment are likely to follow

Abu Dhabi government gets breathing space Subscription Required

11 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

The downwards revision of population estimates for the emirate means cuts in investment are likely to follow

Kuwait’s projects market is enjoying a long-awaited period of high activity

Bright future for Kuwait projects market Subscription Required

27 November 2014 | By Wil Crisp

While contract awards are expected to keep flowing in 2015, the country is little prepared for the surge in activity

Qatar World Cup: Designs for Lusail Stadium - side view

Qatar World Cup doubts wiped away Subscription Required

13 November 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

All Qatar’s efforts can now focus on World Cup preparations

As the Saudi market grows and the opportunities become more sizeable, more foreign contractors will be prepared to compete in this environment

Removal of kingdom's bidding barriers only first step Subscription Required

13 November 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Other hurdles still remain for contractors when entering the Saudi construction market

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