Regional News
July 2020

Bahrains industrial sector, just like other economic segments, is grappling with the impact of Covid-19 as both its manufacturing and supply chain operations have been disrupted, according to a study conducted by the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI).






July 2020

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), the world’s largest aluminium smelter ex-China, said the construction work was progressing as per schedule at its Spent Pot Lining (SPL) treatment plant, a first-of-its- kind facility in the whole of GCC and Bahrain.






July 2020

Toyota Engineering & Material Handling has honoured Ebrahim K Kanoo, the sole distributor of Toyota vehicles in Bahrain, with the prestigious President’s Award for outstanding sales performance.






July 2020

Export Bahrain, a key initiative of the national SME Development Board, has facilitated over $32 million worth of exports across more than 26 various product and service categories to over 32 markets worldwide in a span of 18 months.






July 2020

The value of Bahrain’s exports of national origin decreased by 16 per cent to BD176 million ($464 million) during May 2020, compared to BD210 million for the same month of the previous year, said the Information &eGovernment Authority (iGA) in foreign trade report of May.






July 2020

Medicines boosting immunity will now be produced in Bahrain as the country’s first ever drug factory has initiated trial production, reports our sister publication GDN. The BD5 million project by Bahrain Pharma will produce the first batch of 600 million gelatin coated multivitamin capsules and 20 million soluble syrup bottles in two months.






July 2020

Emirates Steel, a leading integrated steel plant in the UAE, has announced its continued efforts to support trade and business in the UAE through purchasing local scrap material for use as feed stock in its production process.






July 2020

Gulf Aluminium Rolling Mill (Garmco), a Bahrain based international aluminium rolling mill, and one of the largest downstream facilities in the Middle East, has embarked on a transformative role in shaping the climate agenda through the Garmco Green Initiative that sets the stage in steering the company’s vision for a sustainable future in a






July 2020

Bahrain Ship Repairing and Engineering Company (Basrec) has received Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) certification of ISO 45001:2018 for the shipyard’s integrated management system. The certification attests to the company meeting the requirements of quality of service as well as the latest health and safety standards.






July 2020

The chemical industry in the Arabian Gulf must plan and prepare for the post-Covid period, turning adversity into advantage, and capitalise on the lessons learned to retain and enhance its global competitiveness, according to the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA).






July 2020

The value of Emirati food products traded in the first quarter of 2020 totalled AED31.7 billion ($8.6 billion), according to the latest figures from the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority. The figures also show that the value of the country’s food imports in the first quarter of 2020 amounted to AED17.98 billion ($4.






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