Saturday 21 April 2018

Global steel demand ‘to rise 1.8pc this year’

Global finished steel demand will grow by 1.8 per cent to more than 1.616 billion metric tonnes (mt) in 2018, and increase by another 0.7 per cent to nearly 1.627 billion mt in 2019, the World Steel Association said. Delivering the Brussels-based organization’s short-range


KPMG to create over 700 jobs in Saudi Arabia in 5 years

KPMG Al Fozan & Partners, a leading provider of audit, tax, and advisory services, has announced plans to create more than 700 jobs over the next five years with special focus on Saudi nationals. The company has achieved significant growth in its audit, tax, and advisory busi


Etihad Cargo transports endagered birds to natural habitat

Etihad Cargo and the International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC), one of the world’s leading conservation programmes, recently transported a shipment of more than 100 vulnerable Houbara bustards for release into their natural habitats. In the past three years, the pa


Mena growth to exceed 3pc in 2018: World Bank

A favourable global economic environment, stability in the oil market at slightly higher prices and the resumption of post-conflict reconstruction will drive growth in the Mena region to 3.1 per cent in 2018, said the World Bank. A favourable global economic environment, stabilit


Agility launches online forwarding platform

Agility, a leading global logistics provider in the region, has launched the first fully integrated online freight service that allows users to get rate quotes and book, pay and track ocean and air shipments around the world.   Shipa Freight provides instant, no-obligation ra


Jafza’s auto & spare parts trade tops $10bn in 2017

The automotive and spare parts companies operating in global trade enabler DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) in Dubai, UAE recorded business worth Dh 39.5 billion ($10.75 billion) in 2017. DP World, UAE Region recently held a forum for automotive companies to


Alba's Murray wins top CEO 2018 award

Tim Murray, the chief executive of Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), one of the largest and modern aluminium smelters in the world, was honoured with the Top CEO Awards 2018 at an event held recently in Saudi Arabia. The Top CEO Conference and Awards, organised by Trends magazine and lea


Mondelez opens $90m ‘Factory of the Future’ in Bahrain

Food and beverage giant Mondelez International officially opened its new biscuit factory in Bahrain, today, (April 17) as part of the company’s ongoing expansion in the kingdom. Dubbed as the `Factory of the Future’, the $90-million facility is a state-of-the-art bisc


Swisslog unveils latest automation solutions at Dubai expo

Switzerland-based Swisslog, a specialist in integrated automation, highlighted the group's latest automation solutions for businesses in the region during its debut participation at Seamless Retail Middle East, held in Dubai, UAE. Swisslog is a subsidiary of the German robots


British group Oil Plus wins key Middle East contracts

UK-based Oil Plus, a specialist global oil and gas consultancy, has secured contracts worth more than $1.5 million over the past three months and has significantly expanded its footprint in the Middle East.   The company has also reported a strong start to the year with sales

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