Regional News
May 2019

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), set to become the largest smelter in the world, has expanded its overall sales volume and throughput for the first quarter of 2019 despite the downward pressure on LME prices, the company said.






May 2019

Bahrain Aluminium Extrusion Company (Balexco) has signed an agreement to sell its 50 per cent stake in Technal Middle East (TME) to Hydro Extruded Solutions, the 50 per cent joint venture partner with whom Balexco established TME in 2000.






May 2019

National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri), a global leader in logistics and transportation, has announced the expansion of its market presence in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region’s maritime industry.






May 2019

Emirates Glamal Aluminium (EGA) has announced the start-up of its $3.3-billion Al Taweelah alumina refinery, a strategic growth project that expands the industrial giant’s business upstream in the aluminium value chain.






May 2019

Around 110 mining blocks, bundled with preapproved permits and approvals, will be offered for investment in a competitive tender to be floated shortly, according to a senior official of Oman’s Public Authority for Mining (PAM).






May 2019

GAC Dubai, a leading provider of shipping, logistics and marine services, was named ‘Breakbulk Operator of the Year’ at the Logistics Middle East Awards, held last month in Dubai, UAE. The awards recognise and reward supply chain and logistics excellence throughout the Middle East.






May 2019

The Business Registration and Licensing (BRL) sector of the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) has issued 2,459 new licences in March 2019, a growth of 35.4 per cent compared to March 2018 (1,816). The new licences have created 9,661 jobs in the labour market, reported Emirates news agency Wam, citing a DED statement.






May 2019

DUBAI-based CargoGulf has established its first presence in the Belgian market by appointing Burger Liner Agencies, part of the Royal Burger Group, as its liner service agent in Antwerp. CargoGulf is a global NVOCC (Non Vessel Common Carrier) operator providing consolidation services across Europe, the Americas, Middle East and Asia.






May 2019

Workz Group, the Dubai-based mobile & IoT solutions provider, has completed the expansion initiatives it announced in November last year, including the creation of Workz Group Telecoms Limited headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.






May 2019

Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) has opened the first battery solar system in the region at its Al Dhafra landfill. A solar-plus-storage plant is an energy storage system charged by a connected solar power plant.






May 2019

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has recently inaugurated the first factory in the world that uses robots in the manufacturing of vehicle number plates, with a capacity of 33,000 plates per day.






May 2019

Export Bahrain, a national development initiative, has signed an exclusive partnership with Gulf Air’s Falcon Cargo to provide small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Bahrain, exporting their goods to the tune of 100 kg or above, with special discount of up to 40 per cent on their cargo exports.






May 2019

BAHRAIN rolled out a new programme of support for the 100 Arab start-ups shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution, at the recently concluded World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa in  Jordan.






May 2019

Dubai Science Park (DSP), a holistic science-focused business community, said it has entered into an agreement with its existing business partner, Firmenich, the UAE branch of the world’s largest privately owned fragrance and flavour company, to build a new facility within the hub.






May 2019

Brazil's exports to the Arab region grew to $3.15 billion during the first quarter of 2019, up from $2.75 billion recorded during the same period last year, a media report said. UAE imported a total and 650.23 thousand tonnes of Brazilian products worth $794.






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