Sunday 21 September 2014
 
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Dubai gears up for the biggest paper expo

More than 8,000 companies from across the globe are expected to take part in this year’s 'Paper Arabia' expo, which opens tomorrow (September 21) in Dubai. Paper Arabia attracts key players in paper and tissues production, in addition to manufacturers of paper remit

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Siemens, GE mull bid for top turbine maker Dresser Rand

General Electric Company and Germany's Siemens are considering bids for compressor and turbine maker Dresser-Rand that could derail a merger between Dresser-Rand and Swiss pump maker Sulzer, according to media reports. The Financial Times and Bloomberg reported that Siemens&#

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Kinder Morgan plans $1.5bn US fuel logistics hub

To capitalize on a flood of domestic and Canadian crude into the US Gulf Coast, logistics giant Kinder Morgan Energy Partners is spending more than $1.5 billion in Houston to build the most flexible oil and fuel transport hub in the country. The company's expanding infrastruc

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Sohar Aluminium to boost production capacity

Oman's Sohar Aluminium plans to spend $35 million over the next five years to boost production capacity, chief executive Mohammed Al Masoudi told reporters on Thursday. The work is expected to increase annual capacity by about 28,000 tonnes of primary aluminium, he said. The

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Oman's Orpic to create 1,600 new jobs

Oman's Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) plans to create 1,400 to 1,600 new jobs by 2018 and at least 800 of them will go to Omanis. The company has prepared plans to provide relevant training for new Omani recruits to equip them with the skills to succe

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Dubai launches maritime control centre

The emirate of Dubai in the UAE is to set up a centre to regulate and settle disputes arising from marine and trade transactions. The new Emirates Maritime Control Centre will specialise in settling disputes arising from maritime commercial procedures and enhance Dubai’s position

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DI unit commissions new glass production facility

UAE-based Emirates Float Glass (EFG) has successfully commissioned a new facility aimed at enhancing its production capabilities to cater to the automotive glass sector. A subsidiary of Dubai Investments, EFG is a major integrated float glass facility in the UAE. T

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Omani ceramics firm opens $20m IPO

Leading Omani tile manufacturer Al Maha Ceramics has opened a RO8-million ($20 million) initial public offering (IPO) of shares to be listed and traded on the Muscat Securities Market for subscription. Dentons and its Omani associate S&A Law Firm acted as legal advisers, whil

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Use of antibiotics by poultry firms sparks superbug debate

Major US poultry firms are administering antibiotics to their flocks far more pervasively than regulators realise, posing a potential risk to human health, says a Reuters report. Internal records examined by Reuters reveal that some of the nation's largest poultry producers r

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Saudi plastic, print expos target Western region boom

The growing demand for plastics, printing and packaging products in Saudi Arabia's Western Region will be the focus of two exhibitions which will run concurrently in Jeddah next year. Saudi Plast & Petrochem, the 12th international plastics and petrochemicals trade fair,

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