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Gulf States contemplate an era of change. Jan 1, 2015 2041
Business--UAE aims high while prices fall. Dec 1, 2014 1012
Egypt: green shoots of recovery? Dec 1, 2014 793
Global ambition for Gulf airlines. Dec 1, 2014 663
ADIPEC looks to new technology. Nov 1, 2014 709
Education reform in Gulf States. Jul 1, 2014 1715
The gulf's construction--booming again. Jun 1, 2014 1784
Putting the logistics into MENA trade. Mar 1, 2014 1977
Taking the intelligent option. Feb 1, 2014 2009
Beijing moves centre stage in Gulf investment: some analysts look for ulterior motives in China's growing interest in the Gulf region but in reality it is opportunity, commerce and profit that are the forces binding together these new best friends. Cover story Jan 1, 2014 1996
Urban challenges for urban populations. Dec 1, 2013 2114
Taking the renewable option. Nov 1, 2013 2039
Political uncertainty shakes North African gas. Brief article Oct 1, 2013 2009
Putting Gulf real estate back on track. Aug 1, 2013 2056
Gulf telcos make the numbers add up. Jul 1, 2013 2019
Putting the trade in free trade zones. May 1, 2013 2015
Morocco ports expansion takes off. Mar 1, 2013 995
All change for Egyptian gas. Dec 1, 2012 1005
New role for old relations: relations between Turkey and the rest of the world are showing healthy signs of economic development and growth and nowhere more noticeably than in Africa. Nov 1, 2012 1037
Kuwait: is investment poised to turn a corner? Oct 1, 2012 1479
The calm before the storm. Aug 1, 2012 1450
Mixed fortunes for Libyan oil. Jul 1, 2012 1051
Qatar's $30 billion bonanza: Qatar has made determined--and successful--efforts to diversify its hydrocarbons dominated economy. The country has already accumulated assets worth in excess of $100 billon, through the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and has announced plans to spend a further $30 billion or more, this year alone. Jun 1, 2012 1557
Riyadh inches towards increased foreign investment: new financial regulation mooted in Saudi Arabia could see significant changes in the kingdom's foreign investment climate--eventually. May 1, 2012 1021
Yemen on the brink--but of what? Apr 1, 2012 963
Middle Eastern race for port capacity. Mar 1, 2012 2029
Changing the focus of Middle Eastern telecoms: telecoms operators have enjoyed huge success in the Middle East in recent years. Internet and mobile penetration rates have soared, attracting greater investment from both local and foreign companies. Jul 1, 2011 1962
Challenging times for Gulf SWFs. May 1, 2011 1571
Steady recovery for Gulf finance. Feb 1, 2011 1496
Wealth management on target for growth: the Middle East will become a key driver of the global wealth management industry, the experts predict, with the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council leading from the front. Company overview Jan 1, 2011 1960
Focus on oil & gas new investment in energy. Dec 1, 2010 1998
International interest ties Middle East into global telecoms. Oct 1, 2010 1500
Pulling Middle Eastern logistics together. Aug 1, 2010 2044
Doha looks beyond north field: the government of Qatar appears to be offering foreign firms a bigger role in developing the country's oil and gas. Feb 1, 2010 1483
Strength in adversity: the Middle East presents its annual listing of the region's top 100 banks. Cover story Oct 1, 2009 5792
Bahrain--counting on experience: the global financial situation has provided Bahrain with an opportunity to consolidate its position as the longest-established banking and business hub in the Gulf region. Mar 1, 2009 1199
LNG industry seeks growth despite recession. Mar 1, 2009 2101
Tying new technology to modern working practices. Feb 1, 2009 539
Top 100 companies. Cover story Dec 1, 2008 3514
Disappointment and delays dog development. on Iran's South Pars Field. May 1, 2008 1150
Oil and gas to energise Iraq's economic fortunes. May 1, 2008 1814
Next stop Egypt for DP World. Company overview Apr 1, 2008 1167
Making the most of the $100 barrel. Apr 1, 2008 2043
Damascus seeks to turn the tide of dwindling oil revenues. Mar 1, 2008 1392
OPEC's $150bn upstream investments. Feb 1, 2008 1197
Piped options for Egypt. Jan 1, 2008 1369
Beyond the nuclear debate. Jan 1, 2008 1212
Turkish port reform back on track. Jan 1, 2008 1229
Taking the LNG road: the efforts of Gulf governments to diversify their economies are almost as well documented as their oil wealth. Yet while attempts to promote the growth of new sectors have not recorded unparalleled success, the drive towards liquefied natural gas (LNG) development has proved more fruitful. Dec 1, 2007 1374
Closing the gap in the Middle East. Dec 1, 2007 4639
IDB looks to Africa: the Islamic Development Bank, which has disbursed $46bn since it began operations over 30 years ago, is turning its focus on banking in Africa. Nov 1, 2007 1231
Egypt banking sector confidence soars: Neil Ford reports that investor confidence in Egypt's thriving banking sector has never been higher. Nov 1, 2007 1259
Morocco enters a new era of oil and gas: Neil Ford reports on Moroccan attempts to join the ranks of regional energy producers. Nov 1, 2007 1238
Opec Mark II? Gas is quickly catching up oil in importance in the global economy and now accounts for 20% of total commercial energy use. Now, three Middle Eastern states are joining forces with Russia and Kazakhstan prompting accusations that a gas cartel is in the offing. Jul 1, 2007 1126
The Maghreb looks to renewables. Jul 1, 2007 1246
Forging stronger ties across the Med: plans to construct a multibillion dollar tunnel beneath the Straits of Gibraltar that will link Morocco and Spain are moving forward. Jun 1, 2007 1501
Jordan's window on the world: virtually landlocked, Jordan's one small stretch of coast round Aqaba is vital to its communications with the rest of the world. Neil Ford outlines the country's plans for port development. May 1, 2007 1237
A game of cat and mouse: Iran is playing dodgeball with its LNG customers--in particular India and Pakistan. The current high prices for oil and gas appear to have given Tehran the ability to negotiate on a range of issues from a position of strength. May 1, 2007 1370
Qatar: the sky's the limit: Qatar ranks alongside Switzerland and Luxembourg as one of the richest countries in the world. In planning for the future, it has been reforming and diversifying the political and economic landscape and building on its hydrocarbon success. Apr 1, 2007 2408
Iran's oil buy-back deals hit snags: overseas investors claim Tehran is unwilling to offer them big enough incentives to explore and develop oil and gas fields. Apr 1, 2007 1207
Saudi banking goes international. Mar 1, 2007 1529
Selling off the silver: Kuwaiti citizens have never known it so good, with high oil prices dealing them health, social and educational benefits as well as possible cashback. But they should not become complacent, warns Neil Ford; now is the time to diversify. Feb 1, 2007 1252
Gulf renewables: like chalk and cheese: the Gulf has no incentive to develop alternative energy sources to oil and gas. Or has it? What is the motivation for the Abu Dhabi government's establishment of a renewable energies project? Jan 1, 2007 1527
Marubeni powers up in the Gulf: Japanese firm Marubeni is steaming through the Gulf, securing a chunk of multibillion dollar power sector deals. Its latest contract is to develop a $2.3bn plant in Qatar. Dec 1, 2006 1417
Dolphin ready for take-off: the $10bn Dolphin gas project to pipe gas from offshore Qatar to the UAE, Oman and beyond, is due to yield its first supply. Dec 1, 2006 1226
An Italian alliance: Italian financial services group Sanpaolo IMI's takeover of Bank of Alexandria has kick-started Egypt's stalled banking privatisation programme. Dec 1, 2006 1440
Turning Egyptian fortunes around: the Egyptian gas industry is thriving, with exports set to double in the next six years. Nov 1, 2006 996
Oil boom fuels banking growth. Oct 1, 2006 1273
The Gulf looks east: India, China and Japan are among the nations exploiting opportunities to trade with the Gulf and restrictions are slowly being relaxed. Oct 1, 2006 1203
Oil producers spend windfall wisely: there has long been global fascination with how and where the Arab oil producing nations spend their cash. Neil Ford reports that the trends of 2006 are very different to those of 30 years ago. Aug 1, 2006 1582
Jordan's juggling act: although not the most wealthy or influential state in the region, the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan has built a sound reputation among Arab states and in the wider world. But with a burgeoning population and no petro-dollar back up, Jordanians must stay focused on future development. Jul 1, 2006 1465
Fears ignite over Iraq's oil recovery: the one thing that could pull Iraq from the brink of disaster, its oil industry, is being hit by attacks on infrastructure, as well as corruption, smuggling and bad weather. Neil Ford assess the prospects for the future. Jul 1, 2006 1528
Iran oil: on the up and up: a big boost to Iranian oil production will come from the development of the Azadegan field and, according to Foreign Minister, Manouchehr Mottaki, everything is in place for development to begin. Jun 1, 2006 1240
Riyadh look to asian trade; a series of multibillion dollar agreements between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, China and India, have given new impetus to the kingdom's economic strategy and helped it avoid opening up its economy to western domination. May 1, 2006 1137
Full steam ahead for Egypt's ports programme: Egypt has already started to see the benefits of its ambitious ports programme but, say the experts, these vast schemes are set to revolutionise the country's trade with the rest of the world. Apr 1, 2006 1179
Tunisia seizes the moment: Tunisia is committed to making the most of its natural resources and is paving the way for a number of renewable energy projects which look set to benefit both business and the environment. Apr 1, 2006 1141
Tehran puts the cat among the pigeons. Mar 1, 2006 1312
Oil and gas: the sky's the limit: analyst Neil Ford looks at the oil market which appears set to soar, as higher than anticipated world demand shows no signs of abating. Mar 1, 2006 2084
US firms back in Libya: the renaissance of the Libyan oil sector has been confirmed by the return of the world's biggest oil producer to the country. Feb 1, 2006 1230
MTN to edge out Turkcell in Iran. Jan 1, 2006 1303
Powering up for progress: Qatar is creating a genuinely innovative power sector that blends public and private sector investment. Jan 1, 2006 1416
Syria under pressure: the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Al Hariri and the apparent suicide of Syrian interior minister Ghazi Kanaan have turned the international spotlight on Syria's role in the Middle East and its relations with the wider world. Dec 1, 2005 1484
Construction, telecoms and banking: building on the back of oil. Dec 1, 2005 1668
Saudi basic industries corporation (SABIC). Dec 1, 2005 821
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank. Dec 1, 2005 856
Project Kuwait on the brink: a turnaround in Kuwaiti policy could see major oil projects developed by foreign companies for the first time since nationalisation, over 30 years ago. Dec 1, 2005 1191
North Africa challenges Russia. Dec 1, 2005 1178
Dubai ups the ante: the opening of a new financial exchange in Dubai's International Financial Centre is attracting enthusiastic international attention. Nov 1, 2005 1484
A Turkish dash for renewables. Oct 1, 2005 1074
Out with the old & in with the new. Oct 1, 2005 1324
Powering the Libyan economy. Aug 1, 2005 1005
International banks target Middle East: increasing numbers of international banks are moving into commercial and banking operations in the Middle East region, taking advantage of new liberalisation laws. Aug 1, 2005 1618
The star of the Gulf of Guinea. Jul 1, 2005 2679
Maghreb states embrace new technology: the countries of the Maghreb are establishing themselves as regional trailblazers in the information and technology sector. Jul 1, 2005 992
Aramco seeks refinery partners: in a bid to increase its refining capacity the state owned Saudi Aramco oil company is looking for foreign companies to help develop and streamline domestic operations. Jul 1, 2005 1124
Iran agrees nuclear deal: Iran's relations with the West have been coloured over the past two years by fears over its nuclear programme but far from backing down on its nuclear ambitions, the Iranian government is now hoping to build up to 20 new reactors. Jul 1, 2005 1452
Sudan to split oil revenues: oil has frequently been identified as the cause of the conflict in Sudan, but could it now bring about the peace? Jul 1, 2005 1001
Maghreb power: energise, consolidate & combine: although the infrastructural framework of a North African power grid with links to Europe is being put in place, sweeping regulatory changes to ensure the region gets the most out of its investment will be needed if a genuine power pool is to be created. Jun 1, 2005 1143
Algerian gas goes from strength to strength. May 1, 2005 1250
Egypt: striking a balance; Egypt's growing population and an upturn in economic growth have resulted in new environmental concerns. May 1, 2005 1253

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