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Alliance to invest USD600b in Africa education sector

Investbridge Capital, SABIS and Centum will build schools across East Africa and Egypt.

Long road ahead for Iran oil industry

The future of the energy sector will depend on the terms Iran is prepared to offer IOCs.

Saudi malls sector under-served

The Saudi retail sector is set to grow more than 9% in 2015, but more investment is needed in commercial centres, according to an industry expert.

Saudi retail sector set for further growth

Increased consumer spending is fuelling growth in Saudi Arabia’s food and retail sector.

GCC plastics industry outpaces global growth

Gulf Arab states are expanding into specialty chemicals and down the value chain.

GCC drives digital consumption

IoT may be the biggest revenue driver for Middle East telecom firms, according to Deloitte.

Rise of the digital Islamic economy

Digital Islamic economy is set to double to USD 30 billion by 2018, but the sector faces significant funding challenges.

Qatar to face rising gas competition

Lifting a moratorium on North Field development would help Doha compete with new gas market entrants.