KUWAIT: MOVING FORWARD

"The government doesn't have any excuses any more." Even before the election there had been some…

SWINGS AND ROUNDABOUTS by Pamela Ann Smith

Some 60% of Qatar's $1.25bn grant will be used to fund local community development projects, another…

SHIFTING GLOBAL BALANCE HERALDS NEW ENERGY IMPERATIVES

'Stick or twist' sums up the changes of political power in America and China last month.…

ALL CHANGE FOR EGYPTIAN GAS, by Neil Ford

Again, as in its relations with most other governments, the IMF has asked Cairo to reduce…

INTO THE UNKNOWN by Richard Seymour

Insurers in the GCC have for some time called for greater harmonisation of regulations across the…

Foreign investors eye MENA health market

But, as Mazen Darwazeh, a senior executive at Jordanian-based Hikma Pharmaceuticals points out, there is "an…

Qatar plays a strategic LNG game

Asian markets. Any significant Qatari shift towards Asia will see Russia's spot market pressures eased in…

Kuwait: Time for construction?

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Bond boom in The Middle East

GCC governments in particular are embarking on pharaonic projects and are the force driving the region's…

The looming oil price war

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