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Hossam Abougabal

Suez Canal area encouraged by investment laws Subscription Required

21 May 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

The waterway expansion and development of the surrounding area could transform Egypt’s economy

Doha in Qatar

Construction is risky business in Qatar Subscription Required

19 May 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Aecom encounters “delivery challenges” as industry braces for surge in disputes

To control its spiralling costs and return to profitability, Arabtec will need the best people

People are the problem for Arabtec Subscription Required

21 April 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Board and senior management changes take their toll on Dubai contractor

Emirates

UK plays increasing role in Dubai aviation Subscription Required

19 April 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Government funding support is creating opportunities for UK businesses

Colin Foreman

Abu Dhabi construction projects market 'slow' Subscription Required

16 April 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Since 2011, many schemes in the emirate have floundered at the tender stage

Dubai projects

Dubai takes on another mission impossible Subscription Required

14 April 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Softening real estate prices have created a new funding challenge

Kevin Baxter

South Korea builds closer GCC ties Subscription Required

30 March 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Seoul wants to export more to the region

Colin Foreman

Testing times for Qatar construction Subscription Required

29 March 2015 | By Colin Foreman

The country’s infrastructure development plans have reached a pivotal period

Tunnel boring machine for metro

No more distractions for Qatar infrastructure Subscription Required

23 March 2015 | By Colin Foreman

The World Cup date is fixed so Doha has to concentrate on infrastructure

Construction scene in Qatar

Qatar quietly moves forward with infrastructure Subscription Required

17 March 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Doha must wish all its projects could move forward so peacefully, compared with the media frenzy surrounding projects linked to the 2022 Fifa World Cup

The majority of the labourers working on the GCC’s construction sites come from India and other subcontinent countries

GCC contractors consider bumper Indian budget Subscription Required

5 March 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Competition may subside, but labour costs could increase

Philippa Wilkinson

Oman continues high capital spend Subscription Required

3 March 2015

Key projects will go forward in 2015

Stadium projects

Low oil prices leave little room for stadiums Subscription Required

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 Subscription Required

3 March 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

International community eagerly anticipating country’s impending infastructure boom

Colin Foreman

Vanity projects slow amid low oil prices Subscription Required

1 March 2015

Leaner budgets for governments to focus on critical infrastructure

Egypt housing

Egypt property plans threaten to overpromise Subscription Required

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 Subscription Required

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 Subscription Required

23 February 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Orascom Construction will list in both Dubai and Egypt

Construction

Perfect timing for OCI demerger Subscription Required

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 Subscription Required

3 February 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Minimum 10 per cent drop in prices expected

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