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Testing mettle

It’s been five years since China knocked the United States off the top spot to become the world's most prolific manufacturer, having doubled its GDP per capita in little more than a decade – a feat that took industrialising Britain some 150 years to achieve. With it, the Chinese development story created one of the most impressive booms ever for commodities – a so-called ‘super-cycle’– the likes of which had not been experienced since the immense reconstruction efforts that ensued post-WW2.

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Features

National treasures in the Gulf

Leading regional business intelligence firm, Middle East Economic Digest (MEED), has announced the national winners of its quality projects recognition programme in the Gulf region. From transportation to social housing, industrial to retail, the winning developments celebrate high standards throughout the GCC at a time when the construction industry is faced with considerable project financing challenges arising from low crude prices.

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Australia’s Iron Lady

At the end of 2015, a newly developed, world-class iron ore mine in Western Australia commenced shipments to Asia. Its owner – controversial billionaire mining magnate Gina Rinehart – is something of a national obsession, and it is easy to see why. Gemma Kent reports on the so-called iron lady’s latest achievement and crowning glory, the Roy Hill project, the development of which has coincided with bitter family feuding.

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GOLD: A bright spot.

After three consecutive years of annual price declines, gold recorded a storming start to 2016 and has proved the star-performing commodity of a turbulent first quarter. Euroasia Industry examines the ups and downs of the yellow metal, and what its current buoyancy tells us about the wider economic picture.

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