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Oil & Gas: Times are changing for the region’s refiners

16 February 2015

Refining companies may have to rethink their refining investment strategies to overcome the uncertainty of low oil prices

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


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


Construction: Projects activity defies oil slump

27 January 2015 | By

Slowdown may just be a blip in a period of extended growth

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


Power and water: Pressure grows to diversify energy portfolios

12 January 2015

Governments are increasingly looking to develop renewables projects and improve the efficiency of existing facilities to maximise resources and revenues


Iran: Nuclear deal critical for economy

6 January 2015

The lifting of sanctions has become all the more urgent for the Islamic Republic in the wake of falling oil prices

Doha stadium

GCC states maintain high spending

6 January 2015 | By

Most countries in the bloc are continuing to spend to further the diversification of their economies


MEED Yearbook 2015

24 December 2014

Spending will continue despite uncertainty

Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi

Egypt: Major challenges ahead for Al-Sisi

23 December 2014

Egypt’s president needs to appease local and international sentiments to ensure the stability his government is projecting

Governments must take the initiative

Sustainable business: Governments must take the initiative

22 December 2014

It is the responsibility of the authorities to encourage the private sector to venture further into the green building sector


Saudi Arabia: Riyadh must maintain spending momentum

17 December 2014

The kingdom should plough ahead with plans to invest in social infrastructure despite falling oil prices

Opec secretary-general Abdullah al-Badri

Opec sets the tone for 2015

15 December 2014 | By

Regional producers are not about to cut oil production and the assumptions that have underpinned forecasting in recent years have to be revisited

GCC healthcare is transforming into a free market

Healthcare: The GCC is transforming into a free market

10 December 2014

More states are rolling out universal insurance, which will ensure high demand


Banking: Loan books continue steady expansion

9 December 2014

Strong economic growth and high levels of government spending are driving demand for credit across the GCC


Smart societies are becoming a reality

8 December 2014 | By Bernadette Ballantyne

Cities in the Gulf are realising the benefits of embracing the multitude of technologies that enable smarter and more responsive infrastructure and experiences. Government bodies in the UAE, in particular, are moving from individual initiatives and silo thinking to strategic planning and coordination. In Dubai, for example, there are about 1,000 projects in the smart city programme being managed by an inter-agency government task force. Initiatives include programmes covering smart ...


A guide to doing business for SMEs

7 December 2014

SMEs: The backbone of the economy

The Burj al-Arab, in Dubai

UAE: Funding Dubai's new building boom

4 December 2014

Economic diversification is essential to the future of the UAE

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