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Optimism grows in Kuwait projects market

Kuwait: Optimism grows in projects market

23 February 2015

Kuwait’s approval of a new spending plan and recent amendments to investment laws will mean projects will continue to move ahead

    Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi: Difficult times ahead

    11 February 2015

    While Abu Dhabi has substantial reserves built up from several years of fiscal surpluses, another period of efficiency savings can be expected

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      Qatar: Project focus turns to World Cup

      3 February 2015

      Qatar refocuses on infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup football tournament after scrapping petrochemicals projects

        King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud

        Saudi Arabia: Testing times for 2015

        22 January 2015

        The kingdom is entering a pivotal year as it attempts to tackle global oil prices, the threat of terrorism and social unrest

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          Constitutional Court in Cairo, Egypt

          Egypt delays elections amid constitutional debate Subscription Required

          2 March 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

          Egypt may be forced to delay parliamentary elections as Supreme Court calls them unconstitutional

          Hamas supporters

          Egypt labels Hamas as a terrorist organisation Subscription Required

          1 March 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

          Cairo relations with Palestinian group set to worsen

          Oil tanker in Libya

          UN report on Libya calls for international force Subscription Required

          1 March 2015 | By Wil Crisp

          Sanctions monitors say intervention would help to combat arms trafficking

          Libyan prime minister Abdulla al-Thinni

          Libya accuses Turkey of supplying arms to rival government Subscription Required

          1 March 2015 | By Wil Crisp

          Internationally recognised government accuses Turkey and Qatar of supporting Tripoli-based rival

          UN Support Mission in Libya

          UN looks to restart peace talks in Libya Subscription Required

          26 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

          Urgent talks take place after the Tobruk-based government suspends participation

          Kurdish Peshmerga fighters

          Iraqi Kurds accused of displacing Arabs Subscription Required

          26 February 2015 | By Mark Watts

          Human Rights Watch claims Arabs prevented from returning to homes in northern Iraq by Kurdistan Regional Government

          Cairo

          Egypt should not rush new VAT law Subscription Required

          26 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

          PWC says businesses will need time to adapt

          Kindergarten schools

          Ashghal awards six school contracts Subscription Required

          26 February 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

          Qatar’s Public Works Authority presses ahead with social infrastructure

          Construction

          Kuwait University awards contract Subscription Required

          26 February 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

          Kuwaiti authorities award construction contract to Indian firm for college buildings

          Standard & Poor’s

          Bahrain’s Mumtalakat rating lowered by S&P Subscription Required

          25 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

          Sovereign wealth fund has negative outlook

          Analysis

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          Kirkuk dispute to intensify Subscription Required

          24 February 2015 | By Mark Watts

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

          Cairo in Egypt

          Economic optimism growing in Egypt Subscription Required

          24 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

          Expectations are high ahead of Economic Development Conference in March

          Lebanon public debt

          Economy grows on cheaper oil prices Subscription Required

          23 February 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

          On paper, the Lebanese economy seems to be performing well, due to a lower energy import bill. But instability continues to trouble the country

          Bahrain

          Four years on, no resolution in Bahrain Subscription Required

          10 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp , Hossam Abougabal

          Low oil prices will make it harder for Manama to bring an end to civil unrest

          Unrest: Protests continue to take place across Bahrain on a daily basis

          Crackdown on opposition leaders in Bahrain Subscription Required

          10 February 2015

          Renewed civil unrest in the country

          Egypt foreign reserves

          Egypt tackles US dollar black market Subscription Required

          10 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

          Country’s depreciating currency starts to stablise

          Ten richest Mena billionaires

          The Middle East’s missing billionaires Subscription Required

          3 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

          A lack of world-beating entrepreneurs doesn’t bode well for the region’s economic development

          Stability: King Salman's (extreme right) first priority was to establish a clear line of succession to the throne

          Saudi Arabia's next generation emerges Subscription Required

          27 January 2015

          The many challenges facing Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud

          Tenders

          Kuwait: Security and guarding services Subscription Required

          2 March 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Provision of security and guarding services

          Saudi Arabia: Building maintenance and cleaning Subscription Required

          27 February 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Maintenance and cleaning of buildings

          Bahrain: Office cleaning Subscription Required

          24 February 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Provision of general cleaning services for offices

          Sudan: FIX engine project Subscription Required

          5 February 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Supply, customisation and installation of a FIX engine project for the Khartoum Stock Exchange

          Oman: Ministry headquarters Subscription Required

          4 February 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Implementation of a ministry’s headquarters building

          Saudi Arabia: Office building O&M Subscription Required

          4 February 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Operation and maintenance (O&M) of a minister’s office building

          Saudi Arabia: Sand creeping limitation works Subscription Required

          31 January 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Carrying out sand creeping limitation works

          Bahrain: Ministry buildings cleaning Subscription Required

          30 January 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Provision of cleaning services for a ministry’s buildings

          Data

          Ease of doing business, 2013-2014 Subscription Required

          3 November 2013

          The World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index, focusing on the Middle East and North Africa

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