The decision this week by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt to cut diplomatic ties and transport connections with their GCC ally Qatar is a massive shock to the region. The move has increased regional tensions and has left Doha isolated.
Join MEED Live this Thursday at 13:00UAE on MEED Live as they review what the moves against Qatar will mean for the region.
The team will also look at the outlook for the regions renewable energy sector following the announcement by US President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.
With more than $300bn of investment in renewables generation capacity planned by 2030, the industry is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the region.
MEED Live looks at the outlook for the regions renewable energy sector and discusses the main findings of MEEDs latest research report on Middle East renewables.
The outlook for construction and projects
The difficult times continue for the regions construction companies as governments continue to keep tight controls on spending, but as confidence returns there are signs contractors can start to look forward to a recovery in the second half of the year.
MEED Editorial Director Richard Thompson is joined this week by:
- MEED Deputy Editor Colin Foreman
- MEED Power & Water Editor Andrew Roscoe
- MEED Construction Reporter Hossam Abougabal
- MEED Projects Director of Content & Analysis Ed James
Join the MEED team this Thursday as they discuss all of these issues and more, and answer your questions live.