Regional News
January 2018

Saudi Arabia's Sabic, a global leader in the chemical industry, recently announced the start-up of its new Polypropylene (PP) extrusion facility in Geleen, The Netherlands.






January 2018

Saudi Aramco has signed two agreements with the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY) to allocate it plots to set up two industrial projects at Ras Al-Khair Industrial City. The agreements were signed in the presence of Dr Moslih bin Hamid Al-Otaibi, president of RCJY, at its headquarters in Riyadh.






January 2018

Saudi Aramco has awarded a $175-million contract to leading oilfield services provider Baker Hughes, a GE company, to drive enhanced production at its Haradh and Hawiyah gas fields in the kingdom, thus underlining the strong local partnerships of BHGE in the kingdom.






January 2018

Al Marakeb Boat Manufacturing Company, a leading UAE based maritime company building high-performance Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) and marine autonomous vessels, has revealed the launch of its latest offering, the B7X.






January 2018

Sudan has captured the attention of Ithraa, Oman’s inward investment and export promotion agency, as an emerging and growing market for Omani exporters.






January 2018

The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (Dafza) has launched a new strategy to help attract more foreign direct investments (FDIs) and support the ‘Dubai – Capital of Islamic Economy’ initiative.






January 2018

Oman's first antimony smelter project is set for cold commissioning this month, paving the way for the sultanate’s elevation into a select group of global producers of a strategically important metal. The metal is widely used in the industrial, electronics and plastics sectors, said a report.






January 2018

Consolidation is a key imperative for the GCC petrochemical industry to remain competitive globally, says a new report published by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), in collaboration with the Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association (GPCA).






January 2018

Mideast exports at $765bn MIDDLE EASTERN countries recorded exports of $765.8 billion and imports of $665.2 billion in 2016, said a top official, citing a report by World Trade Organisation (WTO).






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