Monday 22 October 2018

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CONTRACT AWARD IN 2019 Q1
Dubai floats tenders for largest airport substructure package

Dubai government has invited bids for the largest substructure package in the world for Al Maktoum International Airport comprising the foundations, basement walls, tunnels, columns and associated works.

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BID TO ADD 11GW OF POWER
Siemens in major deal to repower Iraq, spur economy

Germany’s Siemens and Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity have signed an agreement in which Siemens would add 11 gigawatts (GW) of power generation capacity over four years to ensure 23 million Iraqis sustainable electricity.

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1.6-km WATER CANAL LINK
Nakheel, RTA award contract for three Deira Island bridges

Leading UAE master developer Nakheel and the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) have jointly awarded a Dh447-million ($122 million) contract for the construction of three bridges leading to Dubai's new waterfront - Deira Islands.

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ANALYSIS
Flexible working ‘could add $10trn to global economy’

A predicted boom in flexible working could contribute $10.04 trillion to the global economy by 2030, according to a socio-economic study of changing workplace practices commissioned by Regus and conducted by independent economists.

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SPECIAL REPORT
Saudi Arabia switches on power sector reforms

Saudi Arabia has begun implementing a long awaited overhaul of its power sector to curb rising demand and promote more competition. This comes at a time when the demand has been growing 6.6 per cent annually for the last 12 years, said a report.

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Construction & Real Estate

Dubai floats tenders for largest airport substructure package

Dubai government has invited bids for the largest substructure package in the world for Al Maktoum International Airport comprising the foundations, basement walls, tunnels, columns and associated works.

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Energy, Oil & Gas

Dewa awards contract for supply of 11kV power cables

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has awarded contracts worth Dh382 million ($89.2 million) for the supply of 1,548 km of 11 kilovolt power cables. The manufacture and delivery of the cables will be completed by next September.

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Finance & Capital Market

Gulf International Bank names new board

Gulf International Bank (GIB) today announced the appointment of a new board of directors, headed by Dr Abdullah bin Hassan Alabdulgader, who continues as the chairman.

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Analysis, Interviews, Opinions

Flexible working ‘could add $10trn to global economy’

A predicted boom in flexible working could contribute $10.04 trillion to the global economy by 2030, according to a socio-economic study of changing workplace practices commissioned by Regus and conducted by independent economists.

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Industry, Logistics & Shipping

Aramex launches WhatsApp business solution for customers

Aramex, a leading global provider of logistics and transportation solutions, has launched a more personalised customer interaction channel through its partnership with WhatsApp for Business.

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Travel, Tourism & Hospitality
IT & Telecommunications

UAE TRA hosts over 15,000 visitors at Gitex

UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) concluded its participation in the 38th edition of Gitex Technology Week registering well over 15,000 visitors to its pavilion.

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Lifestyle

Maserati offers 7-year service package

Maserati has announced an extended customer care service for its customers in the Middle East offering a seven-year maintenance and warranty package.

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Motoring

E K Kanoo opens GCC's largest LLumar facility in Bahrain

Ebrahim K Kanoo, a diversified business conglomerate, has inaugurated the first dedicated LLumar showroom and facility in Bahrain offering the latest window film solutions for automotive and architectural applications. It’s also the GCC’s largest.

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Health & Environment

Manzil Healthcare, Spectator launch new services

Manzil Healthcare Services, a leading homecare medical service provider in the UAE, in collaboration with Spectator Video Technology, has introduced technologically-advanced healthcare services.

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Media & Promotion

Dubai Culture hosts wood, gypsum workshop

Dubai Culture, the emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage, and literature, recently hosted a ‘Carving on Wood and Gypsum’ workshop in the Coin Museum at the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood in the emirate.

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Education, HR & Training

Khalifa Fund trains 15 entrepreneurs at Boot Camp

Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED) recently organized the ‘Boot Camp’ phase of Pitch@Palace GCC 1.0, where 15 qualified entrepreneurs attended an intensive practical and analytical training.

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Miscellaneous

UAE approves National Policy for Senior Emiratis

The UAE Cabinet has approved the National Policy for Senior Emiratis to ensure senior citizens' wellbeing as part of the UAE Vision 2021 and the UAE Centennial Strategy 2071.

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