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The impact of falling oil: Special Report

Opec sees oil price below $100 a barrel for the next decade

Opec sees oil price below $100 a barrel for the next decade Subscription

12 May 2015 | By

Prices could be as low as $40 a barrel in 2025

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Water desalination plant

Kuwait makes fresh start with PPP programme Subscription

19 May 2015 | By

New economic climate of lower oil prices has raised the importance of private sector partnerships

Mohammed Mursi in jail

Mursi death sentence could stall economic progress Subscription

19 May 2015 | By

Untactful verdict from Egyptian courts could setback economic progress

GCC VAT

Prospect of sales tax revived Subscription

12 May 2015 | By

Draft agreement is progress, but no guarantee of action

King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud

Riyadh's spring clean Subscription

5 May 2015 | By

King Salman has made it clear he is willing to depart from the policies of his predecessors and inject new life into the kingdom’s corridors of power

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum

Sheikh Mohammed's drive is felt in 2015 Subscription

5 May 2015 | By

Dubai is moving foward with a raft of new projects inspite of lower oil prices

King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud

Salman reshuffle changes everything Subscription

29 April 2015 | By

After four months of ‘continuity’, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud has unveiled the most far reaching shake up of government the kingdom has ever seen

New Saudi Health Minister Khalid al-Falih (left) and Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi

Riyadh turns to the technocrats Subscription

29 April 2015 | By

Saudi Aramco CEO is the latest to be given senior government role

Saudi Arabia's Prince Mohammed bin Nayef

Saudi generation change moves one step closer Subscription

29 April 2015 | By

King Salman will be the last of King Abdulaziz’s sons to rule the kingdom

Kuwait’s peak electricity demand is growing at 8 per cent a year

Kuwait independent power market to return Subscription

28 April 2015 | By

Reforms mean progress is expected, but not without teething problems

Detained illegal immigrants in Tripoli, Libya on 21 April

Unified action needed to end Libya chaos Subscription

22 April 2015 | By

More support is needed to help Libya’s neighbours

Mursi

Mursi sentence could drive deeper divisions in Egypt Subscription

22 April 2015 | By

Twenty-year sentence highlights flaws in Egypt’s justice system

Doha in Qatar

Optimism for Qatar amid uncertainty Subscription

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 Subscription

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

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Trends

Richard Thompson

Top 10 trends shaping the Middle East: 5-1 Video Subscription

21 May 2015 | By

MEED outlines the biggest trends impacting the region

Divisive: The Muslim Brotherhood has called on Egyptians to “reclaim the democracy they fought so hard for”

Mursi verdict threatens stability Subscription

19 May 2015 | By

The death penalty handed to former president Mohamed Mursi could see mass protests return to Egypt

Indian bank in Dubai

Remittances remain volatile Subscription

18 May 2015 | By

Remittance flows began to grow again last year, but could be hit if oil prices stay low

Richard Thompson

Top 10 trends in the Middle East: 10-6 Video Subscription

14 May 2015 | By

MEED outlines the biggest trends impacting the region

Qatar IMF data Q2 2015

Qatar real GDP to grow Subscription

14 May 2015 | By

Qatar’s real GDP is expected to rise to $110.3bn in 2015

Unfulfilled ambition: No progress at this construction site in Erbil

Reportage: Erbil, Iraq Subscription

10 May 2015 | By

After being dubbed the ‘New Dubai’ in the boom years, Erbil now faces a future dominated by the fight against terrorism

Saudi Defence Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (C) at a defence exhibition in February

MEED board report, May 2015 Subscription

7 May 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

Saudi Arabia

Focus falls on Saudi Arabia's deputy crown prince Subscription

6 May 2015 | By

Prince Mohammed bin Salman is taking on a more powerful role in the kingdom

Forum: Buamim leads the delegation in Bratislava

Interview: Hamad Buamin, President and CEO, Dubai Chamber Subscription

5 May 2015 | By

The Czech and Slovak republics have been identified as target markets for trade with Dubai. Colin Foreman reports from Prague and Bratislava

UAE infographic

UAE still exposed to crude market Subscription

5 May 2015 | By

MEED contracts awarded April 2015

Middle East contracts awarded: April 2015 Video Subscription

3 May 2015

Nearly $5bn of contracts awarded in April in the Middle East

Oil drop

Oil price drop hits Saudi Arabia Subscription

28 April 2015 | By

The latest IMFdata on Saudi Arabia illustrates the impact the decline in oil prices is having on the kingdom’s economy

Egypt security

Security fears dampen Egypt optimism Subscription

23 April 2015 | By

With $130bn worth of investments pledged, Egypt must tackle the security situation to ensure projects go ahead and confidence returns

Abdelmalek al-Houthi

Yemen crisis – main players Subscription

22 April 2015 | By

A guide to the major actors in the ongoing Yemen conflict

Sudan election: Only 30-35 per cent of the electorate is reported to have voted

Al-Bashir is losing credibility Subscription

21 April 2015 | By Richard Nield

The low turnout for Sudan’s recent presidential poll could signal the beginning of the end for the incumbent leader, who has failed to deliver promised reforms

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

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Special reports

Military campaign: The Houthis consolidated control

Houthis claim to have shot down Saudi plane Subscription

25 May 2015 | By

Riyadh declined to comment on the claims by Shia forces in Yemen

The Dubai Parks & Resorts project comprises three parks: Motiongate, Bollywood Park and Legoland

Dubai Parks & Resorts eyes future expansions Subscription

24 May 2015 | By

Half of land on site still available for further development

Lebanon spends $1bn arms grant

Lebanon to tackle infrastructure bottlenecks Subscription

24 May 2015 | By

Beirut to increase capital expenditure on infrastructure following years of limited government spending

Jordan

Jordan plans $20bn of projects Subscription

24 May 2015 | By

2025 plan will be largely driven by public private initiatives

Bigger threat: Riyadh will have to deal with Isis first

Isis affiliate claims Saudi mosque attack Subscription

24 May 2015 | By

The 22 May attack left at least 21 dead

Construction at Dubai Parks & Resorts theme park development in the Jebel Ali area of Dubai

Dubai Parks and Resorts confirms 2016 opening Subscription

24 May 2015 | By

Works 17 per cent complete by value

Isis-affiliated group profile: Ansar Beir al-Maqdis

Sinai-base militants warn of increased activity Subscription

21 May 2015 | By

Ansar Beit al-Magdis warn of more attacks on security forces

Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi

US commits to Tunisia’s security Subscription

21 May 2015 | By

Tunisian leader on state visit to Washington

Richard Thompson

Top 10 trends shaping the Middle East: 5-1 Subscription

21 May 2015 | By

MEED outlines the biggest trends impacting the region

Property surge: There are fears another housing bubble is forming in Dubai

Dubai property values drop Subscription

21 May 2015 | By

Dubai home values dropped in the first quarter of this year as a subdued market continues to struggle with supply and demand

Egypt Suez Canal

Suez Canal investment laws to be finalised Subscription

20 May 2015 | By

Suez Canal Zone investment laws to be revised before sent to president for ratification

Divisive: The Muslim Brotherhood has called on Egyptians to “reclaim the democracy they fought so hard for”

Mursi verdict threatens stability Subscription

19 May 2015 | By

The death penalty handed to former president Mohamed Mursi could see mass protests return to Egypt

Dubai real estate

Dubai economy slowing not reversing Subscription

19 May 2015 | By

April figures show softening growth

Libya migrant smuggling

EU approves naval mission in Libya Subscription

19 May 2015 | By

Operation will target migrant-smuggling gangs

Water desalination plant

Kuwait makes fresh start with PPP programme Subscription

19 May 2015 | By

New economic climate of lower oil prices has raised the importance of private sector partnerships

Mohammed Mursi in jail

Mursi death sentence could stall economic progress Subscription

19 May 2015 | By

Untactful verdict from Egyptian courts could setback economic progress

Qatar will keep 2022 World Cup

World Cup sponsors urged to pressure Qatar Subscription

19 May 2015 | By

Qatar faces renewed pressure over working conditions on construction sites

Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Reshuffle postpones Algeria economic conference Subscription

18 May 2015 | By

Industry, energy and civil infrastructure projects expected to be unveiled at event

Mohamed Mursi in jail

Mursi protests in Turkey Subscription

18 May 2015 | By

Protests in Istanbul as Turkish government shows support for Egypt’s banned Muslim Brotherhood

Ramadi, Iraq, 16 May 2015

Isis seizes Iraqi city of Ramadi Subscription

18 May 2015 | By

Government forces withdraw from capital of Al-Anbar province after days of fighting

Nuclear weapons

Riyadh reported to be eyeing nuclear weapons Subscription

17 May 2015 | By

Reports claim Saudi Arabia is to acquire atomic weapons

Egypt Cairo

S&P revises Egypt rating Subscription

17 May 2015 | By

US rating agency revises Egypt’s outlook to positive from stable

Mursi

Security fears following Mursi’s sentencing Subscription

17 May 2015 | By

Egyptian Islamists have warned the authorities following the sentencing of ousted president

In addition to air strikes, the US and its allies have implemented new sanctions targeting the economic bases of the Al-Assad’s regime and Isis

Key Isis figure killed in Syria Subscription

17 May 2015 | By

Finance and energy leader allegedly killed by US special forces in a rare ground raid

Mohammed Mursi in jail

Mursi sentenced to death by Egyptian court Subscription

16 May 2015 | By

Former president is latest Muslim Brotherhood member to face execution

Qatar IMF data Q2 2015

Qatar real GDP to grow Subscription

14 May 2015 | By

Qatar’s real GDP is expected to rise to $110.3bn in 2015

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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

Military campaign: The Houthis consolidated control

Houthis claim to have shot down Saudi plane Subscription

25 May 2015 | By

Riyadh declined to comment on the claims by Shia forces in Yemen

The Dubai Parks & Resorts project comprises three parks: Motiongate, Bollywood Park and Legoland

Dubai Parks & Resorts eyes future expansions Subscription

24 May 2015 | By

Half of land on site still available for further development

Lebanon spends $1bn arms grant

Lebanon to tackle infrastructure bottlenecks Subscription

24 May 2015 | By

Beirut to increase capital expenditure on infrastructure following years of limited government spending

Jordan

Jordan plans $20bn of projects Subscription

24 May 2015 | By

2025 plan will be largely driven by public private initiatives

Bigger threat: Riyadh will have to deal with Isis first

Isis affiliate claims Saudi mosque attack Subscription

24 May 2015 | By

The 22 May attack left at least 21 dead

Construction at Dubai Parks & Resorts theme park development in the Jebel Ali area of Dubai

Dubai Parks and Resorts confirms 2016 opening Subscription

24 May 2015 | By

Works 17 per cent complete by value

Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi

US commits to Tunisia’s security Subscription

21 May 2015 | By

Tunisian leader on state visit to Washington

Property surge: There are fears another housing bubble is forming in Dubai

Dubai property values drop Subscription

21 May 2015 | By

Dubai home values dropped in the first quarter of this year as a subdued market continues to struggle with supply and demand

Egypt Suez Canal

Suez Canal investment laws to be finalised Subscription

20 May 2015 | By

Suez Canal Zone investment laws to be revised before sent to president for ratification

Dubai real estate

Dubai economy slowing not reversing Subscription

19 May 2015 | By

April figures show softening growth

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Kuwait Projects 2015

23 - 25 November 2015 | Exploring project opportunities in the Kuwait Market

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