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Mideast E&P spend seen rising 14.5% in 2015

Oil majors will continue to invest in the Middle East energy sector despite the drop in oil prices.

Gulf mkt slide may impact property prices

Investor sentiment may act as drag on residential prices in the near-term.

MENA banks 2015 outlook negative, GCC stable

Market saturation is driving some banks to expand into risky regions, according to Moody’s.

INTERVIEW-Bahrain's Al Baraka to open Islamic bank in Morocco

Al Baraka is in talks with Moroccan lenders for the new bank.

UAE,Qatar most attractive for MENA energy investment

Several MENA countries fell in rankings in the 2014 Global Petroleum Survey.

Global warming poses risk to MENA

Climate change will cause severe heat extremes and water shortages in MENA.

Iraq Islamic banks held back by lack of regulation-experts

Iraq's Islamic banking sector has big potential for growth if a legislative framework is put in place, according to experts.

Gulf gas market is not working

Several Gulf states are importing gas to meet energy needs.

Arab education needs unified funding efforts

Arab institutions can do more to improve education by collaborating.

Idle land key to Saudi housing crisis

Unlocking idle land plots and allowing entry to new players could solve Saudi Arabia’s affordable housing shortage.