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Saudi imports jump 19.6pc to $15bn in August

Saudi Arabia's imports jumped an annual 19.6 per cent in August, ending nine consecutive months of declines, while growth in non-oil exports accelerated to 22.2 per cent, data from the Central Department of Statistics and Information showed

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UAE plant imports hit $16m in H1

The UAE holds an estimated 14 per cent of the Gulf’s blossoming Dh970 million ($264 million) flowers and plants business and is has imported Dh60 million ($16.3 million) worth of plants in the first half of the year, according to a recent

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French cream import grows 13pc in UAE

The import of French cream soared 13 per cent in value in the UAE last year, according to an expert. Christophe Spotti, director - External Markets, CNIEL, the French Dairy Association, said cream, in all of its forms, is one of t

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Saudi imports $200m worth of cement

Saudi Arabia has imported 3.1 million tonnes of cement worth SR750 million ($200 million) in the past nine months, said a report. Data released by the Customs Department said that the rise in cement imports is due to the increased

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Iraq forecasts wheat imports above 2m tonnes

Iraq has enough wheat to last until March despite Islamic State militants taking over large areas of fertile land in the north, the head of the country's main grain-importing organisation told Reuters on Thursday. Hassan Ibrah

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Bahrain confirms livestock import ban

Bahrain has confirmed a ban on imports of livestock and meat products from Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria following an outbreak of Ebola, which has killed hundreds in the four West African countries. Municipalities and

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Bahrain’s food import costs set to hit $1bn

Food import costs are expected to top the $1 billion (BD377 million) mark for the first time in Bahrain this year as the country increases its reliance on imported goods. According to London-based Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU),

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China's oil imports from Iran rise 50pc

China's crude imports from Iran in the first half of the year were up nearly 50 per cent, although shipments in June dropped nearly a third from May to the lowest level in four months. &nb

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Kuwait looking to import gas from Iran

Kuwait's oil minister said his country was looking to sign an agreement with Iran to secure much-needed natural gas supplies.   The minister's comments to the state news agency Kuna late on Sunday came on

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Egypt battles energy crunch with AC import ban

Egypt, grappling with an energy crunch, will enforce a ban on the production and import of air conditioners that can be set lower than 20 degrees Celsius, aiming to reassure citizens and industry hit with power cuts and fuel shortages.

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