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Construction News & Analysis


Suez Canal

Egypt seeks to revamp its reputation

16 October 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Suez Canal projects are playing a symbolic role in kick-starting the Egyptian economy

Boosting market will bring new challenges

Improving market will bring new challenges

16 October 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Margins are expected to creep up as order books fill

Speculators have left Dubai's property market and, as a result, demand and prices have cooled

Dubai real estate market undergoes transition

25 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Evolution into a more mature market will bring new investors

Al-Maktoum International airport, in Dubai

UK in front for world's largest airport

18 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

New airport, not the Expo, is the largest Dubai construction scheme

Construction workers

Solving the Saudi labour crisis

18 September 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Compromise is needed from both sides to achieve this difficult mission

Dubai airport

UAE firms have edge for Bahrain airport

1 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Dubai and Abu Dhabi-based firms will receive preferential treatment

Emaar Malls Group's Dubai Marina Mall

Mixed reaction to Emaar Malls Group listing

1 September 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Emaar Malls Group intial public offering sets benchmark for Dubai’s capital markets

Nakheel Nad al-Sheba

Dubai developers must end sales price concerns Subscription Required

19 July 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Developing cash-generating assets requires funding, but delivers long-term revenues

Aramco: Investing in future development

Saudi Aramco takes the lead in development Subscription Required

17 July 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Since its formation, it has led development in the kingdom, stepping beyond the remit of its core business. Today, it shows no signs of slowing down

Biggest mall: Mall of the World is back on track

New mall depicts cautious approach Subscription Required

10 July 2014 | By Colin Foreman

The change in location for Dubai’s Mall of the World shows developers are continuing to be risk-averse

Dubai construction

'Come and we will build' now Dubai's mantra Subscription Required

10 July 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Risk averse developers break from ‘build and they will come’

The Mall of the World site as seen from Sheikh Zayed Road

Dubai must grow for world’s biggest malls Subscription Required

6 July 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Almost every major shopping centre in the emirate is being expanded

Arabtec share price has fallen

Arabtec locked in a fight for survival Subscription Required

26 June 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Company’s ability to manage risks will be thrown into doubt following meltdown

Nakheel back from debt

The milestone is Nakheel is back Subscription Required

25 June 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Prepaying all bank debts will allow Nakheel to return to its former glories


Contractors await market revival Subscription Required

19 June 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Construction contract awards for the first half of 2014 are 66 per cent down on the same period in 2013

Hasan Abdullah Ismaik, former CEO, Arabtec

Arabtec CEO’s abrupt exit Subscription Required

19 June 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Hasan Abdullah Ismaik has resigned with little explanation as to whether the move was due to personal conflict or the board losing faith in him

Dubai real estate

Dubai faces real estate slowdown Subscription Required

12 June 2014

Now that property prices have started to dip, doubts are resurfacing about the strength of Dubai’s market

Qatar Fifa dispute

Fifa dispute to breed distrust Subscription Required

5 June 2014

The conflict raging over Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 World Cup raises concerns that clients will treat foreign firms with suspicion

EPC projects

South Koreans still dominate EPC ranking Subscription Required

5 June 2014

South Korean firms account for six of the top 10 slots in MEED’s list of the highest ranked contractors


Amendment to IWPP law could sideline PTB Subscription Required

5 June 2014

Proposed changes to Kuwait’s IWPP law will reduce the PTB’s role in the country’s power sector

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