Sunday 23 November 2014

Saudi Arabia’s manufacturing sector IT spend to grow 7.5pc

Information technology (IT) spending in Saudi Arabia is increasing at the fastest rate across all countries in Central Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (Cema) region, according to the latest insights released today by International Data Corporation (IDC). In the manufacturing


Asry appoints new GM for offshore services

Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard Company (Asry), a leading ship and rig repair yard in the Arabian Gulf, has promoted Rob Bryant to be the new general manager of the offshore services division, effective immediately. Bryant brings more than 40 years of shipyard management experi


Idex to host the new Future Defence Summit

Major topics related to the regional defence sector will be discussed at the new Future Defence Summit in Abu Dhabi, UAE, in February next year. The International Defence Exhibition and Conference (Idex), in collaboration with the General Command of the Armed Forces and in coordi


Canon, Prime HealthCare sign agreement

Canon Emirates, a subsidiary of Canon Middle East, today signed an MPS (managed print services) agreement with the Prime HealthCare Group, a multi-specialty medical facility in the UAE. The deal signifies the growth of Canon Emirates’ MPS offering for the Healthcare segment


Yazmi offers first e-learning scheme using satellite-enabled tablet

Yazmi, a satellite solution provider, has announced a new e-learning scheme using the first satellite-enabled tablet, called Odyssey, and Newtec's multicast technology to deliver content via satellite to rural, remote and low income regions in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.


Alba participates in GCC Power Conference

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), one of the world’s leading aluminium producers, participated in the GCC Power 2014 Conference and Exhibition, which was held at the Gulf Hotel recently. Held under the patronage of Minister of State for Electricity and Water Affairs, Abdul Hussain


Goodyear appoints new general manager for region

Goodyear, a leading tyre and rubber manufacturing company, has announced Jean-Denis Perche as the new general manager for the Middle East and Africa region. Perche is expected to strengthen existing relationships, build on the technical experience that exists within the region an


Gulftainer wins top award for occupational safety

Gulftainer, a leading terminal operating and logistics company, has been awarded the RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) Award 2014 for its commitment to occupational health and safety standards. Ramesh Shivakumaran, group director of Business Services, accepted


Al Marakeb wins deal to build unmanned surface vessels

Al Marakeb, a leading UAE-based boat builder, has secured a defence contract to supply unmanned surface vessels (USVs) to military and commercial organisations across the globe. The agreement, which sees Theyab International Group (TIG) becoming the company’s exclusive sale


Maaden's $1.5bn rights issue to start Tuesday

Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden) has announced the subscription period for its SR5.6 billion ($1.5 billion) rights issue will start on Tuesday. Shareholders can buy shares in the capital increase until December 2, the company said in a bourse statement on Sunday. Shares

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