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German auto manufacturer Daimler

Mercedes-Benz to reopen Tehran office and sign production deal Subscription Required

2 August 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

German automaker to produce cars and commercial vehicles

Saudi petrochemicals project shelved

Saudi petrochemicals project shelved Subscription Required

30 July 2015 | By Mark Watts

Sabic reevaluates plans to build Jubail acrylonitrile plant after receiving bids

Sabic forms joint venture for chemicals production

Sabic profits continue falls Subscription Required

27 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Petrochemicals giant investing in US shale gas

Iran smelter

Quick investment likely in Iran's aluminium sector Subscription Required

23 July 2015 | By Mark Watts

Sanctions relief could open up metals potential for major gas-producing country

Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi

Infrastructure contract award for Abu Dhabi industrial zone Subscription Required

23 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Abu Dhabi Ports Company awards infrastructure contract for industrial zone

Cement

Egypt’s cement producers wait for government approval Subscription Required

21 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Ailing energy situation has left firms looking at using fossil fuels

Egypt money

Egypt mulls microfinance scheme to help small businesses Subscription Required

20 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Cairo looks to encourage job growth in the Golden Triangle area

Riyadh

Saudi Arabia arrests 431 Isis suspects Subscription Required

20 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Six suspects were killed in security operations

Mining

Timeframe revealed for Egypt's mining masterplan Subscription Required

20 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Italian company responsible for Golden Triangle plan says work is on schedule

Cement plant

Saudi cement companies underperform Subscription Required

14 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Cement producers struggle as demand continues to surge

Infrastructure

Qatar awards economic zone contract Subscription Required

14 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Spanish - local consortium wins construction job

Aluminium smelter

French firm wins Bahrain aluminium deal Subscription Required

9 July 2015 | By Mark Watts

Local producer is expanding with a re-melt facility

Mining

Egypt publishes executive regulations for mining sector Subscription Required

9 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Progress increases optimism about projects and investment

Jubail, Saudi Arabia

Saudi chemical company signs $3.8bn power deal Subscription Required

8 July 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

State utility will provide power for chemicals complex in Jubail

US Secretary of State John Kerry

Iran talks deadline extended Subscription Required

8 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Vienna talks may reach resolution by end of week

Riyadh

Saudi non-oil private sector growth slumps Subscription Required

6 July 2015 | By Mark Watts

Emirates NBD purchasing managers survey shows slowdown in new orders in June

Sabic forms joint venture for chemicals production

Sabic forms joint venture for chemicals production Subscription Required

6 July 2015 | By Mark Watts

Consortium targets $640m of investment

Tunisia shooting

Tunisia declares state of emergency Subscription Required

5 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

More attacks targeting strategic sectors possible

Oman seeks interest in Duqm acetic acid plant

Oman seeks interest in Duqm acetic acid plant Subscription Required

1 July 2015 | By Mark Watts

Companies asked to express interest in bidding for estimated $1bn project

Napco expands Oman downstream aluminium capacity

Napco expands Oman downstream aluminium capacity Subscription Required

30 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Company to add two extrusion presses and vertical powder coating line

Comment

Mark Watts

Steel sector hit by China slowdown Subscription Required

16 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Middle East steel producers call for protection from dumping

Kevin Baxter

Creating a giant ministry Subscription Required

12 May 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

A new ‘super ministry’ in Saudi Arabia would give the king’s sons a huge power base

South Korean firms now have experience on some of the largest hydrocarbons projects that have ever been built

South Koreans will be back Subscription Required

12 May 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

The Asian contractors will return when the region’s oil and gas projects market picks up

Mark Watts

Downstream projects most under threat Subscription Required

4 May 2015 | By Mark Watts

Refining and petrochemicals developments in the region are bearing the brunt of lower oil prices

Farabi should be applauded for moving ahead with $1bn-plus scheme

Farabi takes the lead Subscription Required

28 April 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Local petrochemicals company should be applauded for moving ahead with $1bn-plus scheme

Analysis

While other Arab nations adopt firm stances on regional politics, Muscat is content to straddle the fence

Oman prepares to borrow to keep project programme on track Subscription Required

29 June 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

Sultanate has more than $100bn-worth of schemes in the pipeline, but it needs banks and investors to finance at least part of this sum

Middle East steel usage

Imports depress GCC steel prices Subscription Required

16 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Reduced demand in China has steered its cheaper steel exports into the Middle East

Vehicles in use 2013

Open road for car manufacturers Subscription Required

26 May 2015 | By Dominic Dudley

Vehicle sales are growing fast across the region, not least luxury brands

Top 100 projects by sector Q1 2015

Biggest projects by sector, Q1 2015 Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Robert Jones

The biggest contract awards listed by value

Largest defence budgets 2014

Joint Arab force gains traction Subscription Required

14 April 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Critics warn that a pan-Arab military force runs the risk of becoming a Sunni-led regional superpower unless properly governed

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