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GCC fertiliser industry more than doubles in 10 years

With a production capacity of 40.9 million tonnes, the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) fertiliser capacity has grown by 102 per cent since 2004, according to the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA).  

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GCC ‘lacks refugee help programmes’

A lack of refugee programmes in Gulf states is one of the main reasons thousands of Syrians and Iraqis flee to Europe, according to a leading analyst. Europe was the ‘natural’ choice for migrants because of a liberal social welfare

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GCC countries 'must prioritise efficient energy use'

More large-scale alternative and renewable energy projects, which reduce the per-unit cost of alternative energy, will be necessary in the GCC region to encourage households and businesses to reduce their use of conventional power sources, acc

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GCC’s manufacturing sector to grow at 4.32pc

The manufacturing sector in GCC is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.32 per cent over the next five years, according to a new analysis from Mordor Intelligence. The key factors contributing to the growt

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GCC set to attract major construction deals

Massive investment in transforming infrastructure projects across the GCC is attracting some of the world’s biggest names in construction, according to the man behind two of the region’s leading construction events. “More tha

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GCC states in global top 10 facing water crisis

Nearly half of 33 countries expected to face extremely high water stress by 2040 are in the Middle East, where surface water is limited and demand is high, said experts who ranked 167 nations. Thirteen Middle Eastern countries plu

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Gulf bonds lose some safe-haven pull in cheap oil era

International bonds from the Gulf's wealthy energy-exporting countries are losing some of their safe-haven status as an era of low oil prices looms. For several years, bonds from the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) a

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Bahrain to reduce roaming rates to GCC countries

International roaming rates between Bahrain and other GCC countries will drop next year. The move was announced as His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa chaired the weekly Cabinet meeting yesterday (August 24)

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Ritz-Carlton 'tops in positive brand association'

The Ritz-Carlton hotels in the GCC have received the highest positive brand association with consumers, with 26.3 per cent of consumers identifying the brand's hotels in the region as “best”, “excellent” or “ama

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Maldives looking to woo GCC tourists

Maldives Tourism is looking to attract more holiday-makers from the GCC with a series of planned roadshows within the Gulf region beginning today (August 23). Running till August 27, the roadshow will see Maldives representatives

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