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Construction & Real Estate

Mwani Qatar to build 1,000 new berths for private boats

Mwani Qatar, a major developer of the country's seaports, is set to construct more than 1,000 berths at four upcoming harbours across the country in its bid to encourage marine transportation in the private sector, said a report.

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Retail & Wholesale

Enoc to set up 10 new service stations in 2017

Emirates National Oil Company Group (Enoc) has announced plans to build 10 new service stations this year, as part of its 2020 expansion programme to increase its retail network capacity by 40 per cent.

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Energy, Oil & Gas

Saudi invites bids for 700MW renewable energy projects

Saudi Arabia has invited pre-qualification bids from leading global and regional construction companies to develop 700MW renewable energy projects under the first phase of its National Renewable Energy Programme, said a report.

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Finance & Capital Market

Qatar banks' merger 'will be good for sector'

A proposed merger between Masraf Al Rayan, Barwa Bank and International Bank of Qatar, if successfully completed, would result in a more balanced competitive environment in Qatar's banking system, says Moody's Investors Service.

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Analysis, Interviews, Opinions

GCC healthcare set to top non-oil investments

The healthcare industry in the GCC is expected to receive the highest volume of investments in 2017 amongst non-oil sectors, followed by hospitality and tourism, a report said.

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Industry, Logistics & Shipping

Bahri, Bunge form ocean freight joint venture

Bahri Dry Bulk Company (BDB), a subsidiary of the Bahri Group, and Koninklijke Bunge have signed definitive agreements forming a joint venture to establish an ocean freight supplier for dry bulk import and export trade in the Middle East.

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Travel, Tourism & Hospitality

Nearly 30,000 hotel rooms to open in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, Jeddah, Al Khobar and Makkah are set to be Saudi Arabia's busiest areas for hospitality development, with a record 68 new hotels and 29,033 hotel rooms expected open across these major cities in 2017.

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Health & Environment

Transguard opens staff health clinic in Jebel Ali

UAE-based Transguard Group, a top business support services firm, and UAE healthcare provider Al Tadawi Medical Centre have opened a medical facility in Transguard’s employee accommodation facility in Jebel Ali.

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Media & Promotion

Bahrain gears up for 10-day food festival

More than 50 prominent food industry outlets will be taking part in this year's ‘Bahrain Food Festival,’ which kicks off on February 25 and will run for the next 10 days attract food enthusiasts from the kingdom and the neighbouring GCC countries.

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Education, HR & Training

Boeing wins 2-year training contract from UAE

Boeing has received a two-year, $18.7 million contract from the UAE to provide C-17 Globemaster III logistics support and training simulator maintenance.

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Miscellaneous

10 finalists for $1m Global Teacher Prize selected

Ten finalists for the Global Teacher Prize 2017, awarded under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, have been announced.

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