Regional News
January 2020

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) announced the completion of its historic project to export UAE-developed industrial technology, with the conclusion of performance guarantee tests at Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), the world’s largest aluminium smelter outside China.






January 2020

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), the world’s largest aluminium smelter outside China, said it has become one of the fastest expansion projects to be ever commissioned in the aluminium industry, with its  Potline 6 passing the final performance tests within 23 months, thus beating the average of 30 months for other similar industrial projects.






January 2020

Saudi Aramco has signed an agreement with New Zealand-based Pultron Composites, alongside its subsidiary company, Mateenbar in Dubai, a manufacturer of industry-approved glass fibre-reinforced polymer (GFRP) rebar for future use of the product in its projects.






January 2020

Dubai's non-oil foreign trade rose 6 per cent during the first nine months of 2019 reaching Dh1.02 trillion ($277 billion) compared to Dh966 million in the same period in 2018, while volumes surged 22 per cent to 83 million tonnes from 68 million tonnes.






January 2020

Oman National Investments Development Company (Tanmia) said its joint venture with Sanvira Industries Limited and United Business Trading, has broken ground on a petroleum coke calcining facility within the Suhar Free Zone (SFZ) in the sultanate.






January 2020

Seven global firms representing a wide range of sectors – China Harbor Engineering Company, Gaussin, Inventus Power, Thales Group, Unistrong, Volkswagen and Wasco Coatings – have launched their operations from Qatar Free Zone.






January 2020

Finsa, a leading Spanish industrial company, has opened Finsa Middle East’s new regional office at Dubai Digital Park (DDP) in Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), an integrated free zone technology park.






January 2020

The UAE cabinet has approved the UAE strategy of advanced industries in line with the 4th industrial revolution (4IR) and its applications, with the aim of promoting industrialisation and 4IR applications across sectors.






January 2020

Brazilian exports to Arab countries reached $11.27 billion from January to November 2019, up 8.01 per cent compared to the same period last year, according to latest figures released by Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC). Similarly, the country’s imports from the Arab region experienced significant growth that amounted to $6.






January 2020

The Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce said it has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi Ports (ADP) for more robust technical co-operation, port promotion, and joint business-related events and activities.  The signing of the MoU took place after the conclusion of a seminar organised by ABCC in São Paulo.






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