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Non-Hydrocarbon Economy Driving Growth

BMI View: Qatar's economic growth will be largely driven by the non-hydrocarbon sector over 2013, with expanding domestic consumption and progress on infrastructure investments fuelling economic...

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Sun Shines On Desalination

BMI View: News that Masdar has launched a renewable energy powered desalination pilot project in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) comes as a further boost for the technology's prospects in the GCC...

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Affordable Housing On The Forefront

In the backdrop of the Arab Spring, the lack of affordable housing as a major social issue has risen to the forefront. Despite the significant hydrocarbon wealth in the region, a mismatch between...

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Seeking Long-Term Gas Import Security

BMI View: Our forecast for a 30% increase in natural gas consumption over the next decade establishes the context in which the Turkish Energy Minister has embarked on a LNG-focused tour of the Middle...

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EMKE Group (Lulu ) - Q1 2013

Abu Dhabi-based food and retail group EMKE operates the Lulu hypermarket chain in the Middle East - the region's largest Indian-owned chain - as well as a number of supermarkets. The company has...

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Conflict Crib Sheet And FAQ

The conflict in Syria has been deadlocked for some time, but the momentum appears to have shifted in favour of the rebels fighting the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Assad has proved more...

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