Monday 30 November 2015

Sabic honoured for support to health sector

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) was recently honoured for its contributions to the health sector at the closing ceremony of the National Campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.   The campaign was organised by the Ministry of Health under the a


Advancements in lighting industry in focus

More than 400 attendees from across the GCC had gathered across two days to attend the the fourth Annual Middle East Smart Lighting and Energy Summit 2015 in Abu Dhabi, UAE, recently.   Lighting industry specialists demonstrated and revealed different applicatio


Baalbaki expands with new factory in UAE

Baalbaki Chemical Industries (BCI), a leader in polyurethane systems, polyester polyol, and specialty adhesives, has launched a new polyesters and pre-polymers manufacturing facility in the Hamriyah Free Zone in the UAE. Through this new plant, the company aims to increase the pr


Austria, Oman eye 70pc increase in bilateral trade

The bilateral trade relations between Oman and Austria is expected to experience a major growth of 70 per cent this year, said a senior Austrian official in a report. The trade figures have already touched an all-time record of €101 million ($107.1 million) last year which i


Qatar expo to receive over 100 Chinese firms

More than 100 Chinese companies from the fields of infrastructure, technology and construction will participate in the ‘Made in China Exhibition’ to be hosted by Qatar Chamber (QC), next month in Doha, Qatar, a report said. The event will be held from December 14 to 1


S Korea fines Volkswagen, orders recall over emissions cheating

South Korea on Thursday became the first country outside the United States to punish Volkswagen AG on the basis of its own emissions tests, slapping the German automaker with a record fine and ordering a recall of 125,522 vehicles. The environment ministry said it ordered Volkswa


Kia plans autonomous driving technologies by 2020

Kia Motors today announced its significant investment into the development of new autonomous driving technologies, and its plans to introduce a range of partially-autonomous driving technologies to its model line-up by 2020. The initial stage of investment by Kia, totalling $2 bi


Dafza highlights importance of innovation at seminar

The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (Dafza) Business Lab, as part of its innovation strategy implementation roadmap, has organised an Accelerated Innovation for Global Growth (AIGG) seminar in collaboration with IBM and Microsoft. The event, which kicked off yesterday (November


Alba appoints manager of customer services, marketing

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), a leading aluminium smelter in the world, has appointed Mohammed Khalid as the manager of customer services and marketing operations. In his new role, Khalid will be overseeing customer service operations and marketing activities such as metal production


EGA participates in key aluminium industry event

State-owned Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) is participating in a high-level meeting focusing on ‘Aluminium Industry Challenges and Strategy for Executives’, which opened today (November 25) in Dubai, UAE. The event will conclude tomorrow (November 26), and is being o

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