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MEED Quality Awards for Projects 2014

The MEED Quality Awards for Projects 2014

1 April 2014, 7:40 GMT

Focusing on brilliance in project delivery


MEED 100: The region's largest listed companies

27 March 2014, 15:15 GMT

The financial services sector remains the dominant force in the MEED 100 table, with Saudi banks comprising the bulk of firms in the sector

Gaza and West Bank

Gaza & West Bank: Limited optimism as deadline nears

26 March 2014, 11:50 GMT

Hope for a long-lasting peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians is currently questionable

Egypt's new cabinet

Egypt: New leadership and continuing challenges

20 March 2014, 12:46 GMT

Egypt has yet to solve its leadership crisis, but Army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s potential presidential candidacy could hark back to a Mubarak style of rule

GCC real estate

Real Estate: GCC property markets stabilising

18 March 2014, 14:02 GMT

There is an uptick in demand for residential and commercial property across the region, with just one or two exceptions


Kuwait: Optimism rises on projects progress

12 March 2014, 12:47 GMT

The past three months have seen some important progress made in Kuwait


Education: The GCC skills gap

11 March 2014, 11:52 GMT

Education has to be the bridge between the private sector and local candidates


Iraq: Factional friction poses threat to security

6 March 2014, 6:33 GMT

At MEED’s Iraq Energy Projects conference held in Dubai in February, gas was high on the agenda


Qatar Projects 2014: The clients driving a $285bn market Subscription

3 March 2014, 5:37 GMT

Window of opportunity opens in Qatar market


UAE: Project spending picks up in Abu Dhabi

27 February 2014, 7:27 GMT

Following a spending review in 2011, project activity is picking up in Abu Dhabi


Petrochemicals: Evolution of the region’s plastics industry

19 February 2014, 15:02 GMT

Despite increasing product diversity, the Middle East petrochemicals sector must seek new markets in light of increased competition


Agriculture: Rethinking Gulf investment in African farms

17 February 2014, 12:50 GMT | By

To live in a GCC country is to rely on imported food


MEED Guide to Doing Business: Seize the Iraq opportunity Subscription

16 February 2014, 9:20 GMT | By

This April, Iraq will hold its third round of parliamentary elections since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein’s regime in 2003


Building information modelling: Use of technology rises across the region

13 February 2014, 13:09 GMT

Building information modelling (BIM), the set of systems and software used to design and manage projects, is picking up in the region

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia: Budget targets social spending

12 February 2014, 13:04 GMT

Over the past decade, Riyadh has consistently announced record budgets


Oil & Gas: Middle East lifts refining capacity

6 February 2014, 8:54 GMT

Both companies and governments are investing in new refineries

Project finance

Banking: Sadara deal boosts project finance

30 January 2014, 7:27 GMT

Last year was a bumper year for project finance deals in the Middle East and North Africa region, with $48.7bn of deals signed


Delivering Dubai Expo 2020

27 January 2014, 6:46 GMT | By

Big bang beginning to a year of fresh starts

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