Wednesday 16 October 2019

Mideast fire safety market ‘set for 8pc growth’

The Middle East market for firefighting systems, fire detection and alarm systems will be worth $3 billion by 2024, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 8%, said the organisers of the recently concluded Fire Safety Series in Abu Dhabi, citing a 6WResearch report. IQPC Midd


Gulf Air sponsors and takes part in Women Power Summit

Gulf Air, the national airline of Bahrain, took part in the Women Power Summit 2019 which was held at the Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa Hotel.    As well as being a main sponsor of the two-day summit, Gulf Air was also registered as the Trav


Capital Governorate launches Manama Entrepreneurship Week

The fifth edition of 'Manama Entrepreneurship Week' was launched by Bahrain's Capital Governorate in partnership with the Labour Fund (Tamkeen).   The main forum of the week, being held under the patronage of Sheikh Hisham Bin Abdul Rahman Al Khalifa


Al Tamimi names new managing partner, chairman

Al Tamimi & Company, the largest law firm in the Middle East, has announced significant changes to its senior leadership structure, under which Samer Qudah will become the managing partner following his election at the firm’s recent Partners’ Meeting. He will take


Dubai Refreshment wins top green industry award

Dubai Refreshment Company (DRC), the franchisee, sole producer and distributor of PepsiCo products in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, took first place at the Dubai Green Industrial Award 2019. The award was presented by Dubai Exports in cooperation with Dubai Electricit


Mazoon Dairy opens first 'green' biogas plant in Oman

Oman-based Mazoon Dairy Company has started operations of its first-of-its-kind biogas plant in the region in Al Sunaynah, which uses waste from cows to produce gas that is used as alternative energy to operate some facilities at the factory.    This plant


UAE to expand scope of excise tax from Dec 1

UAE's Ministry of Finance (MoF) has announced plans to expand the scope of excise tax starting from December 1.    This move includes Cabinet Decision No. 52 of 2019 on excise goods, excise tax rates, the methods to calculate excise prices, amendment of


World's first floating smart police station to open in Dubai

UAE's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has unveiled the model of the world's first floating Smart Police Station (SPS), at Gitex 2019 in Dubai.   Free of any human intervention, the station


How Finland and the UAE are pursuing happiness?

For the second year in a row, Finland has been awarded the coveted title of being the World’s Happiest Country, outranking neighbouring Nordic countries. So, how has Finland achieved this national sense of wellbeing and is there something the UAE can benchmark from the World’s Happi


Bahrain GDP records 1.76pc growth in Q2

Bahrain’s economy recorded a real growth of 0.84% and 1.76% in current prices in the second quarter of this year, compared to the same period of the previous year.    According to the Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) report, Bahrain conti

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