Read the February 2019 MEED Business Review online

30 January 2019
Ezine now available, featuring exclusive analysis on the reforms needed to realise regional trade ambitions, a special report on Bahrain's economic diversification plans, and a round-up of the region’s contracts and deals


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Our February 2019 issue examines the need to overcome trade barriers as regional governments focus on developing logistics infrastructure. Our cover story argues that unified regulations would enable more evenly balanced regional logistics growth, and highlights just how important these changes are to the Middle East.

Daniel Howlett, regional head of commercial banking at HSBC Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, also shares his perspective on the 21st-century maritime Silk Road. China and its corporates have been snapping up opportunities in the Middle East over the past decade and it is now time for regional businesses to follow suit and pick up pace, he says.

This month’s exclusive Big Interview features the UAE's Minister of Infrastructure Development Abdullah al-Nuaimi. In a wide-ranging discussion that touches on many key policy areas, including opportunities for private investors in infrastructure and the opportunities and challenges of new technology, Al-Nuaimi highlights the importance to the UAE of an efficiently integrated intermodal transport network. 

A new section of the magazine, meanwhile, looks at the shift underway in regional oil and gas spending patterns, a sector where there are $242bn-worth of projects in pre-execution.

The February 2019 issue also includes:

We hope you enjoy the February issue of MEED Business Review.

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