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Construction & Real Estate

Sohar Aluminium in deal to set up $100m Oman plant

Leading Omani industrial group Sohar Aluminium said it has partnered with Synergies Castings, a leading Indian manufacturer of aluminium alloy wheels, to set up a new $100 million manufacturing plant in the sultanate.

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Retail & Wholesale

Hugo to launch new pop-up store at Dubai Duty Free

In anticipation of the upcoming Dubai Hugo store opening at The Dubai Mall in August 2018, a Hugo pop-up store will be launched at Dubai Duty Free in Dubai International Airport, Terminal 1, this month.

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Energy, Oil & Gas

Norwegian oil giant DNO ramps up Kurdish activity

Leading Norwegian oil and gas operator DNO has ramped up its activity in Kurdistan region of Iraq, where fast track development of the Peshkabir field is set to boost output by 15,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) to 50,000 bpd by year-end.

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Finance & Capital Market

New orders drive Dubai non-oil sector output in July

Dubai’s non-oil private sector recorded continued improvement during July, stimulated by a further expansion in new orders, while business confidence remained strongly positive, according to the latest Emirates NBD Dubai Economy Tracker.

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Analysis, Interviews, Opinions

Breaking the reliance on the Qard’ Hasan

As competitive market conditions create significant underwriting losses in the (re)takaful sector, many operators based in the Mena region have become dependent on the Qard’ Hasan, according to a new briefing by A.M. Best.

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Industry, Logistics & Shipping

DP World H1 revenue surges 14.4pc to $2.62bn

DP World, one of the world's largest port operators, has recorded a 14.4 per cent growth in its revenue for the first half which rose to $2.62 billion, ably supported by volume growth across all three regions and impact of new acquisitions.

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Travel, Tourism & Hospitality

Adnec to promote Abu Dhabi as global medical tourism hub

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (Adnec) has renewed a landmark MoU with the Emirates Medical Association and the Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau to promote the UAE capital as a hub for world-class healthcare services.

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IT & Telecommunications

Mobily expands call centres with Saudi staff

Mobily, a top telecom provider in Saudi Arabia has expanded its call and customer care centres in Jeddah and Dammam to accommodate the newly recruited Saudi employees.

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Motoring

Liberty upgrades ACDelco to RTA certified facility

Liberty Automobiles has further enhanced its ACDelco Service Centre in Rashidiya, Dubai with the introduction of RTA-certified vehicle licensing, registration and testing services for all GM models.

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Health & Environment

10 tips for a healthy breastfeeding mom

We have all heard advice about certain foods that make breastmilk more nutritious; but not all of them are necessarily true, said an expert, outlining 10 tips for a healthy breastfeeding mom.

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Media & Promotion

KNCC launches rebranded Cinescape

Kuwait National Cinema Company (KNCC), the country's leading entertainment company, is rolling out a rebranded Cinescape across all its locations. Coinciding with the rebrand roll, the Kuwaiti firm is set to open a new multiplex at Al Kout Mall.

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Education, HR & Training

NUSACC hosts 15 Saudi women social entrepreneurs

The National US-Arab Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC), in partnership with Halcyon Incubator, recently hosted a delegation of 15 Saudi women social entrepreneurs from Taibah University in Madinah.

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Miscellaneous

DED-Ajman seizes fake goods worth $1.7m

The Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) has seized of two warehouses in Al-Jaraf industrial area, confiscating more than 60,000 fake goods of well-known brand names, worth Dh6.22 million ($1.7 million).

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