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EU should act now over 'gasPEC'

The recent announcement by 15 gas-exporting states, including six of the world's top 10, revealing that they are to form a permanent organization intended to stabilize prices and monitor markets does not indicate that an OPEC-style gas cartel is any closer to becoming a reality. Still, Europe cannot afford to sit on its hands forever.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Jan 2009
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European firms set to benefit from development of waste management strategies in the Middle East

As the economies of the Persian Gulf states continue to develop, the issue of sustainability is becoming more important. Effective waste management poses the biggest challenge, with 120 million tons of waste generated by the region every year. As the nations strive to address this environmental and economic problem, experienced European waste management companies will be well placed to benefit.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Mar 2011
CommentWire
CommentWire

Indian/Qatari agreement sets a new benchmark in the race for natural resources

Qatar, the world's largest exporter of LNG, has shunned Western supply contracts and agreed to increase its exports to India by four million tonnes per year from the current 7.5 million, as of 2014. The move reinforces the widely held belief that Asia is the demand center of the future, and raises questions over Western energy firms' ability to compete with emerging markets for natural resources.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Mar 2010
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Middle Eastern multimillionaires to increase by 45%

Middle Eastern wealth markets, driven by stubbornly high oil prices and the stabilization of the world economy, are expected to continue booming. As a result, the number of individuals with $10m+ will increase by 45% between 2013 and 2017.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jan 2014
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Qatari investment could be the solution to secure House of Fraser's future

The Qatari Investment Authority, owner of Harrods, is the latest party to consider acquiring UK department store chain House of Fraser, a deal that would provide the retailer with the investment that its outdated stores and brands desperately need.

Published By Datamonitor
09 May 2013
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South Africa sees its wealth market growth prospects undermined by eurozone crisis

The South African wealth market is the largest in the Middle East and Africa, accounting for nearly 36% of the region's total value of liquid assets held by affluent individuals in 2011. South Africa is, however, forecasted to have the lowest growth prospects in the region, and will see its market value rise to only $265bn by 2015.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Mar 2012

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