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Podcast: DIFC 2.0 and the Saudi-Pakistan oil refinery deal

Construction Week Viewpoint, which you can now listen to on iTunes, reviews the top news stories from the start of 2019

The DIFC 2.0 megaproject will bolster Dubai's reputation as a regional finance leader.
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The DIFC 2.0 megaproject will bolster Dubai's reputation as a regional finance leader.

Two of the most-read stories from the start of 2019 are examined by Construction Week's editorial team in the latest Construction Week Viewpoint podcast episode.

This episode of Construction Week Viewpoint reviews plans to add millions of square metres to the Dubai International Financial Centre, a project dubbed DIFC 2.0, to bolster the emirate's credentials as a regional finance leader.

The future of business ties between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan is also discussed after the two countries finalised a deal to build a multibillion-dollar oil refinery in Gwadar.


For the first time ever, you can now listen to the Construction Week Viewpoint podcast on iTunes. Listening to it is simple: open iTunes Podcast on your phone, tablet, or desktop computer and search for 'Construction Week Viewpoint'. Remember to subscribe and stay up to date on all future episodes.

You can also listen to the podcast, hosted by Oscar Rousseau and Jack Ball, on SoundCloud. Subscribe to the account by following this link.

Construction Week Viewpoint will welcome two special guests to the studio this month: Firas Al Msaddi, chief executive officer of Fäm Properties, and Haroon Niazi, partner at HKA.

If you have a question about real estate trends for Msaddi or a query about rebooting stalled projects for Niazi, please get in touch with Oscar Rousseau.

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