Friday 31 October 2014

Wilo Middle East showcases latest products in Dubai

Wilo Middle East, a Germany-based pump manufactured, showcased its latest technological developments for climate control, drinking water and wastewater at a seminar in Dubai today (October 29). Consultants, contractors and end users from UAE, Oman, Qatar, Egypt, Kuwait and Iran a


Top maritime industry players honoured at Seatrade

Individuals, organisations and companies from across the Middle East, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent maritime and shipping industry were honoured at the annual Seatrade Maritime Awards in Dubai this week. The 11th edition of the awards, which was hosted by international journ


Mideast to stay among top markets for LDPE

The low-density polyethylene (LDPE) market, which was worth $33 billion globally in 2013, will continue to grow at 1.5 per cent until 2021, driven by Asian countries and the Middle East, the largest markets for LDPE, a report said. LDPE is one of the most commonly produced plasti


UAE, Saudi Arabia consumer confidence up

Consumer confidence in the UAE and Saudi Arabia jumped in the third quarter and the two GCC countries were among the top 10 most bullish markets globally, a survey showed. India remained the most bullish consumer market, while Italy became the most pessimistic, according to the s


Omani products expo held in Bausher

Oman’s Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE), in cooperation with Ministry of Education, organised recently an Omani Products Exhibition at Thuraya bint Mohammed Al Busaidiyah School for Basic Education in the wilayat of Bausher. This exhibition comes as part o


Sabic resin replaces glass in new car windows

A resin made by Saudi Basic Industries Corp (Sabic) has been used in making the windows of a new ultra-lightweight electric car concept developed by BMW-led Visio.M Consortium. The Lexan resin, used as an alternative to conventional glass for the car’s windows, reduces weig


Agthia nine-month profit up 26pc to $41m

Agthia Group, one of the UAE’s leading food and beverage groups, has reported a net profit of Dh151 million ($41 million) for the first nine months of the year, marking a 26 per cent rise driven primarily by higher sales and improved margins. Net sales increased by 9 per ce


Bin Sulayem honoured for contribution to maritime sector

A top UAE official won a special award for key contribution to Dubai’s growing maritime sector by Seatrade Communications recently. The Personal Contribution Award recognises Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, chairman of the Dubai Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation and presid


UAE equine product imports top $326m

The total annual import of equine products and equipment in the UAE crossed Dh1.2 billion ($326 million) in 2013, a cumulative increase of 20 per cent compared to 2009, according to latest figures. The statistics were revealed at a press conference hosted by Al Fajer Information


DHL appoints new manager for MEA operations

DHL Express, the world's leading logistics provider, has appointed Gary Owen as the new general manager for its Middle East and Africa distribution hub, headquartered in Bahrain. With more than 26 years of experience in the logistics industry, over half of which have been spe

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