Monday 24 July 2017

Saudi Industrial Energy City to contribute $6bn to economy

The planned Industrial Energy City project, to be developed in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Region, will provide thousands of direct and indirect jobs and contribute SR22.5 billion ($6 billion) to the nation's economy, said Engineer Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry


UAE pavilion at Expo Astana draws big interest

The UAE Pavilion at Expo 2017 Astana, managed and supervised by the National Media Council (NMC), has witnessed widespread interest from a broad range of international VIPs and visitors since its opening on June 10. The visitor numbers at the pavilion reached 150,000 during its f


Alba appoints new manager

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), the Bahrain-based international aluminium smelter, has promoted Faeq Abdulrahim to the position of manager strategic supply and planning. Abdulrahim joined Alba in July 2011 as a business unit controller with the financial accounting and controlling depa


Ithraa hosts packaging workshop in Oman

Oman-based Ithraa, a leading inward investment export development agency, recently teamed-up with the International Trade Centre (ITC), a joint WTO – UN agency dedicated to supporting the internationalisation of SMEs, to host a packaging workshop in the sultanate. The four-


Saudi panel approves suspension of steel export duty

Saudi Arabia's Ministerial Provisioning Committee has approved the suspension of duty on steel export for two years and cut fees on cement export by 50 per cent. This move is a part of the new mechanism to encourage local producers and national industries to compete externall


Leading players to attend ME materials handling event

The growing importance of the Middle East as a major growth market for materials handling, logistics and warehousing solutions and services, will encourage an increased participation of leading players at the Materials Handling Middle East 2017, later this year in Dubai, UAE. Fue


SAP announces new IoT solutions

SAP, a software major, has announced new Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for its digital innovation system SAP Leonardo, helping customers to drive digital transformation, realise business value, and connect to use case scenarios. The recently announced SAP Leonardo digital in


GPCA announces speakers for forum

The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) has announced the line-up of confirmed speakers for the 12th Annual GPCA Forum, to be held later this year in Dubai, UAE. The event, being held under the theme ‘The chemical industry in transformation: A new journey b


$200m AfDB loan for Morocco industrial scheme

The African Development Bank (AfDB), a regional multilateral development bank, recently approved a $200 million loan for Morocco to finance the first phase of the Support Program for the Acceleration of Industrialization in Morocco (PAAIM I), said a report. The AfDB also validate


Qatar, Pakistan plan to set up joint factories

Business leaders from Qatar and Pakistan are discussing the establishment of joint factories in Qatar to provide various commodities to the local market and export the surplus, a report quoting  Qatar Chamber said. The plan was discussed recently by officials of Qatar Chambe

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