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The impact of falling oil: Special Report

Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne

MEED board report, April 2015 Subscription

8 April 2015 | By

Key events and trends in the region over the past month and their impact on the outlook for the Middle East and North Africa

MEED comment

Doha in Qatar

Optimism for Qatar amid uncertainty

7 April 2015 | By

Steady growth forecast for Qatar’s economy

The UAE’s new Companies Law has missed an opportunity to revolutionise the country’s capital markets

UAE Companies Law misses opportunity

7 April 2015 | By

New legislation will drive market for initial public offerings, but could have gone further

Iran

Caution may be best strategy in Iran Subscription

2 April 2015 | By

As excitement in the Middle East and global business community grows over the possibility of a nuclear deal with Iran, others are urging caution

Mark Watts

Key decisions to follow Lausanne agreement Subscription

31 March 2015 | By

Current round of Iran nuclear talks are important step, but accord will not be fleshed out until June

Air strikes in Yemen

Yemen risks civil war Subscription

31 March 2015 | By

If handled incorrectly, Saudi Arabian intervention could lead to an all-out regional war

Kevin Baxter

South Korea builds closer GCC ties Subscription

30 March 2015 | By

Seoul wants to export more to the region

Yemen clashes

Yemen on verge of civil war Subscription

24 March 2015 | By

Both sides of Yemen’s political and economic conflict must be convinced to return to the negotiating table

Bardo Museum attack

Tunisia's stability threatened Subscription

24 March 2015 | By

Tunisia’s most lethal terror attack since 2002 has struck at the heart of the capital

Mark Watts

Crunch time for Iran talks Subscription

23 March 2015 | By

Negotiators have until the end of March to reach an agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme

Richard Thompson

Defining moment for Egypt

19 March 2015 | By

Summit saw new alliance of regional and international stakeholders sign up for a war on issues that hold the region back

Richard Thompson

Fifa decision will be green light for Qatar projects

19 March 2015 | By

$135bn worth of project contract awards by 2020 with peak construction between 2016-2018

Cairo raised $130bn of investment pledges at the summit

Making good on promises Subscription

17 March 2015

The Sharm el-Sheikh conference is just the start of a very long and difficult journey for Egypt

Rob Jones

Egypt must deliver on major contracts Subscription

15 March 2015 | By

With investment of $130bn to redevelop its infrastructure and create jobs, Egypt has big plans

Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt

Security in Sharm el-Sheikh intensifies ahead of conference Subscription

12 March 2015 | By

Historic week for Egypt as it courts international investors

Hossam Abougabal

Egypt seeks major projects investment Subscription

9 March 2015

The government wants to fund projects through foreign investment rather than via local banks

Wil Crisp

Libya’s worsening crisis Subscription

4 March 2015

Jihadist threat changes the dynamic of Libya’s conflict

Philippa Wilkinson

Oman continues high capital spend Subscription

3 March 2015

Key projects will go forward in 2015

Construction in Cairo

Egypt committed to foreign investment Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

Authorities affirm FDI commitment with recent concerns surrounding the financing of Arabtec’s housing project

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Trends

Saudi Arabia says the Yemen insurgency is being fuelled by Iran

Regional powers collide in Yemen Subscription

21 April 2015 | By

Fears of growing Iranian influence are behind Saudi Arabia’s military operation

Shinzo Abe's economic policies have started to improve Japan’s competitiveness in the Middle East

Depreciating yen lifts Japan's exports Subscription

14 April 2015 | By

Japanese companies are gaining a greater foothold in Middle East markets

Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne

MEED board report, April 2015 Subscription

8 April 2015 | By

Key events and trends in the region over the past month and their impact on the outlook for the Middle East and North Africa

Talks: The ‘key parameters’ of a deal aimed at preventing Tehran from building a nuclear bomb have been agreed upon

The way forward for Tehran Subscription

7 April 2015 | By

The Lausanne agreement has left investors eagerly awaiting the lifting of sanctions

Saving Yemen: It is likely the Saudi-led coalition will feel a ground invasion is necessary

A litmus test for Saudi policy Subscription

31 March 2015 | By Peter Salisbury

King Salman’s strategy for Yemen has the potential to mark a major shift in the history of the region

Iran transport projects

Iran's transport sector in need of sanctions relief Subscription

30 March 2015 | By

Islamic Republic will have better access to finance and international technical expertise if embargoes ease

Four-nation tour: South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye is fostering ties with the leaders of Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE

Seoul moves to strengthen ties Video Subscription

24 March 2015 | By

South Korea is looking to redress the trade disparity with GCC countries in the face of lower oil prices

Qatar projects update

Qatar project awards to increase Video Subscription

23 March 2015 | By

Around $30bn-worth of awards are expected to be made in 2015

Anti-Houthi protesters demonstrate in Yemen's southwestern city of Taiz on 22 March. Houthi fighters opposed to Yemen's president took over the city in an escalation of a power struggle

A futile battle for power in Yemen Subscription

23 March 2015 | By Peter Salisbury

If the Houthis and Al-Hadi go to war, the outcome will only be one that leaves Yemen’s already impoverished economy moribund

The terrorist attack in March on the Bardo Museum in Tunis, which cost more than 20 lives, has thrown Tunisia’s fragile security situation into the international spotlight

Tightening security only way forward for Tunis Subscription

22 March 2015 | By

Terror attacks such as the one on the Bardo Museum could send Tunisia spiralling into a vicious circle of deteriorating security, and the government must take preventive actions immediately

Iraq's Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari

Iraq economy falters as anti-Isis campaign unfolds Subscription

22 March 2015 | By

The IMF said Iraq’s government should cut spending and change its banking policies to deal with a soaring budget deficit

Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar

Qatar to 2022 and beyond Video Subscription

19 March 2015 | By

Fifa confirms the Qatar World Cup Finals are to be held in November 2022 to avoid the Gulf’s heat and humidity

Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi speaks at the Egypt Economic Development Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh on 13 March

Egypt’s $200bn sales pitch

17 March 2015 | By

Cairo’s huge investment conference was a defining moment for President Al-Sisi

Egypt attracts almost $100bn of investment deals

Egypt attracts $130bn of investment deals Subscription

15 March 2015 | By

Country seeks finance to rebuild infrastructure and kick-start economy

Jubail

Saudi industrial city developments progressing Video Subscription

9 March 2015

The kingdom is spending $11bn to develop downstream, housing and education facilities in the Eastern Province

Video graph

Strategic priorities shape Gulf projects spending Video Subscription

8 March 2015

The impact of low oil prices on project plans around the region

Ibrahim Mahlab, premier of Egypt

'We are reforming the economy,' says Egypt premier Ibrahim Mahlab Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

In an exclusive interview with MEED, the prime minister explains how the government is working towards a fundamental reform of the Egyptian economy and looking to engage the private sector

Libya timebomb

The North African time bomb Video Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

Libya’s escalating crisis is threatening regional stability

kirkuk

Kirkuk dispute to intensify Subscription

24 February 2015 | By

Erbil is determined to defend its control of the oil-rich province

Cairo in Egypt

Economic optimism growing in Egypt Subscription

24 February 2015 | By

Expectations are high ahead of Economic Development Conference in March

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Special reports

Saudi Arabia says the Yemen insurgency is being fuelled by Iran

Regional powers collide in Yemen Subscription

21 April 2015 | By

Fears of growing Iranian influence are behind Saudi Arabia’s military operation

Mohamed Mursi in jail

Mursi spared the death sentence

21 April 2015 | By

But a number of supporters sentenced to death

Dubai International Financial Centre

Confidence improves in Dubai’s credit risk Subscription

21 April 2015 | By

Memories of Dubai’s obligation issues are starting to fade, with the emirate signing restructuring deals and working on a pipeline of infrastructure projects

 Kuwait considers changing tax rates

Kuwait considers changing tax rates Subscription

21 April 2015 | By

Ministry considering advice from international financial institutions

Dubai

UAE: Dubai's maturing economy

21 April 2015

Dubai is doing better than many of its neighbours at diversifying its economy away from oil and gas

Abu Dhabi prime rental rates

Abu Dhabi property market to slow Subscription

20 April 2015 | By

First-quarter results show steady rises but low oil prices will mean reverses later in 2015

Growth slows in Dubai tourism market Subscription

20 April 2015 | By

The strengthening dollar is making the emirate a more expensive travel destination, potentially jeopardising its plan to reach 20 million visitors by 2020

Emaar Misr records profit jump

Emaar Misr records profit jump Subscription

20 April 2015 | By

Emaar Misr reports an increase in profits and revenues

Egypt election delays cause uncertainty over gas law

Egypt looks to establish gas regulator by August Subscription

19 April 2015 | By

Source says hitting the deadline is dependent on new legislation

Yemen conflict

Kuwait oil institutions remain on alert Subscription

16 April 2015 | By

Higher security is a response to the conflict in Yemen

Lebanese army

Beirut warns against internal criticism of Saudi Arabia Subscription

16 April 2015 | By

Lebanese business delegation to visit Gulf states to maintain economic relations amid criticism of kingdom from internal groups

Middle East and North Africa oil export growth

IMF cuts growth forecasts for Middle East oil producers Subscription

15 April 2015 | By

Lower oil prices dampens economic outlook

India's Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha

UAE investors approached to invest in Indian infrastructure Subscription

14 April 2015 | By

India planning to double the size of its economy over the next 10 years

Tear gas

Demand for tear gas in the Middle East surges Subscription

13 April 2015 | By

One of the world’s biggest manufacturers says 2015 sales will break records

Libya foreign embassy attacks

Isis claims attacks on Libya Subscription

13 April 2015 | By

Political leaders discuss conflict resolution in Algeria

US Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken

US to double military aid to Tunisia Subscription

13 April 2015 | By

Growing instability on Tunisia’s border threatens domestic security

Egypt special report synopsis Subscription

12 April 2015

Global oil balance

Saudi Arabia prepared to cut oil production Subscription

9 April 2015 | By

Oil minister states Riyadh would abide by any “fair and credible” mechanism that could be applied to all major producers

Dubai real estate

Dubai real estate market slows Subscription

9 April 2015 | By

Downward pressure on real estate rates as units come to market

Tehran Stock Exchange

New Iran investment fund expected in April Subscription

9 April 2015 | By

Foreign investor interest in Iran ramps up post-nuclear agreement

Egypt secures upgrade from Moody’s

Egypt secures upgrade from Moody’s Subscription

8 April 2015 | By

Country’s rating improves on back of fiscal reforms

Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne

MEED board report, April 2015 Subscription

8 April 2015 | By

Key events and trends in the region over the past month and their impact on the outlook for the Middle East and North Africa

Oceana Hotel & Resort

Palm Jumeirah hotel project revived Subscription

8 April 2015 | By

Fit-out contract to be signed in April

Talks: The ‘key parameters’ of a deal aimed at preventing Tehran from building a nuclear bomb have been agreed upon

The way forward for Tehran Subscription

7 April 2015 | By

The Lausanne agreement has left investors eagerly awaiting the lifting of sanctions

Doha in Qatar

Optimism for Qatar amid uncertainty

7 April 2015 | By

Steady growth forecast for Qatar’s economy

The UAE’s new Companies Law has missed an opportunity to revolutionise the country’s capital markets

UAE Companies Law misses opportunity

7 April 2015 | By

New legislation will drive market for initial public offerings, but could have gone further

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Presentations

Dubai creek

Managing the Boom: The Outlook for the Middle East Subscription

23 July 2014

Opportunities and challenges for businesses in the region created by the new projects boom

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Latest news

Mohamed Mursi in jail

Mursi spared the death sentence

21 April 2015 | By

But a number of supporters sentenced to death

 Kuwait considers changing tax rates

Kuwait considers changing tax rates Subscription

21 April 2015 | By

Ministry considering advice from international financial institutions

Abu Dhabi prime rental rates

Abu Dhabi property market to slow Subscription

20 April 2015 | By

First-quarter results show steady rises but low oil prices will mean reverses later in 2015

Emaar Misr records profit jump

Emaar Misr records profit jump Subscription

20 April 2015 | By

Emaar Misr reports an increase in profits and revenues

Egypt election delays cause uncertainty over gas law

Egypt looks to establish gas regulator by August Subscription

19 April 2015 | By

Source says hitting the deadline is dependent on new legislation

Yemen conflict

Kuwait oil institutions remain on alert Subscription

16 April 2015 | By

Higher security is a response to the conflict in Yemen

Lebanese army

Beirut warns against internal criticism of Saudi Arabia Subscription

16 April 2015 | By

Lebanese business delegation to visit Gulf states to maintain economic relations amid criticism of kingdom from internal groups

Middle East and North Africa oil export growth

IMF cuts growth forecasts for Middle East oil producers Subscription

15 April 2015 | By

Lower oil prices dampens economic outlook

India's Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha

UAE investors approached to invest in Indian infrastructure Subscription

14 April 2015 | By

India planning to double the size of its economy over the next 10 years

Former US President Bill Clinton at a Clinton Global Initiative meeting

OCP donates to Clinton Foundation Subscription

13 April 2015 | By

Donation from Moroccan phosphate company comes in run-up to US election

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