MENA region’s Construction Disputes at $91 million in 2017

Zawya #CONSTRUCTION of August 13th, 2018, posted this article by Anoop Menon, Thomson Reuters Projects News about an omnipresent side of the MENA region’s construction market since the advent of oil and its ensuing building and infrastructure development dynamics. Like everyone knows this market has unlike preceding times become characterised by a high volume of […]

Challenges of 2018, 2020 & 2030 Algeria: Reform

The challenges of 2018, 2020 & 2030 Algeria: reform of the political system and economic transition would be a dialectical link between politics and economics where social forces inevitably carry any project, often with different interests. In a democracy, it is through the ballot box that the political minority submits to the will of the […]

Saudi Arabia’s ‘liberal’ Crown Prince, one year after

FOX BUSINESS of June 21st, 2017 reported that “The new crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, is the elderly monarch’s 31-year old son and minister of defence. The young man, after having reached the ultimate power in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia set about to implement an ambitious economic agenda to reduce Saudi Arabia’s dependence on […]

Saudi Arabia’s standoff with Qatar continues

Saudi Arabia’s standoff with Qatar continues – and Donald Trump has made it worse By Beverley Milton-Edwards, Queen’s University Belfast The crisis that erupted between a Saudi-led bloc of Arab states and Qatar led to the tiny Emirate facing an attack on them that was unprecedented. A full year later, the crisis is still unresolved. Read […]

Algeria’s Gold reserves virtually unchanged since 2008

Algeria’s gold reserves virtually unchanged since 2008, according to the World Gold Council report 2017 where it is shown that the gold reserves held by Algeria are 174 tonnes the World Gold Council, a very slight increase compared to the period 2008/2017. In several contributions on this subject between 2009 and 2017, I had estimated […]

“I want a strategy for SONATRACH; it never had one before”

The country facing a noticeable fall in oil prices related fiscal revenues has recently engaged into an attempt to accommodate a more flexible approach to somehow help it gather the interest of potential investors. Speaking about the need for a proper strategy for its oil industry sector, the head of its state-owned oil and gas […]