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Riyadh marches ahead with reforms

Saudi Arabia’s economic reforms are going well, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said after annual consultations with authorities, urging the government not to boost spending in line with climbing oil prices. “Saudi Arabia is making good progress in implementing its ambitious reform programme under Vision 2030,” Tim Callen, head of...

Sabic partners with 9 global firms

Sabic has partnered with nine more global companies to promote the introduction of industry-leading ...

SMEs ‘key to Saudi Vision 2030 success’

Encouraging external investment, boosting transparency and growing the small business sector are key ...

Aramco highlights opportunities for SMEs

Saudi Aramco highlighted the investment opportunities offered by the advent of the 4th Industrial Re ...

AESG expands with new office in Riyadh

UAE-based AESG has further expanded into Saudi Arabia with a new office in Riyadh. The consultancy a ...





Demand continues broad recovery

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) forecasts that global steel demand will reach 1,616.1 million tonnes (mt) in 2018, an increase of 1.8 per cent over 2017 figures. In 2019, it is forecast that global steel demand will grow by 0.7 per cent to reach 1,626.7 mt. Commenting on the worldsteel’s April Short Range Outlook, TV Narendran, chairman of...

Mideast Q1 output sees 24.4pc spike

Crude steel output from the Middle East region increased 28.7 per cent year-on-year in March, while ...

Bhushan Steel gets new management

A new management team has been put into place at Bhushan Steel Ltd after it was acquired by Tata Ste ...

Sohar Steel gets SCS certification from UKCares

Sohar Steel has announced receiving Sustainable Construction Steel (SCS) scheme certification from t ...





MSC inks $1bn UAE port deal

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), a Swiss-based leader in global transportation and logistics, is set to invest close to Dh4 billion ($1.08 billion) for the development of a new container terminal at the Khalifa Port in Abu Dhabi. The funding, which will be done through the Geneva-based group’s Terminal Investments Limited (TiL) comes as part of...

Asry and Bahri sign fleet agreement

Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard (Asry), the Bahrain-based maritime repair and fabrication facility ...

Technology vital for SMEs growth: study

Small and medium-size (SME) businesses that have struggled for equal footing in the global economy a ...

Maritime sector’s challenges studied

The emerging challenges facing the maritime sector in Dubai and identifying appropriate and effectiv ...

Experts to network at Seatrade event

Top regional and international shipping and maritime industry decision makers and stakeholders will ...





Sohar at Oman’s core

Like all major Gulf countries, transforming economy by boosting investment into industrial sector and developing infrastructure is high on Oman’s agenda too. Spearheading the Sultanate’s progress with economic diversification is Sohar Port and Free Zone (Sohar), which has much to boast about in terms of milestones achieved in 2017 and is now...





PV market worth $206bn by 2023

Pressure vessels (PV) are used to store liquids and gases at high pressure. The particular parameters of pressure vessels differ according to regional regulations and the application, but the primary requirement of pressure vessels is the ability to withstand the high internal pressure. Pressure vessels in the past were much more accident prone than modern...

Aramco inks $6.9bn purchase deals

Saudi Arabia’s state oil giant Saudi Aramco inked 16 purchase agreements worth more than SR26 ...

Sabic unveils composite tape

Sabic, a global leader in the chemical industry, has introduced a new UDMAX GPE 46-70 tape at the re ...

Heat exchanger sector to grow 8pc

The market size of heat exchangers is estimated to grow from $13.89 billion in 2017 to $20.65 billio ...

JetMaster `can cut energy costs’

Mycon GmbH, a sister company of industrial cleaning firm Kipp Umwelttechnik GmbH, said high energy c ...





Sealing strong growth

The global adhesives segment was valued at $46 billion and sealants at $9.5 billion by the end of 2017 as per a new report. The two segments of the adhesives and sealants market are expected to register CAGR of 5.1 per cent and 6.1 per cent respectively, during the forecast period 2018 to 2023, according to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s recent report on...

Pidilite eyes commercial flooring sector in GCC

Pidilite Group, a leader in adhesives and construction chemicals in Asia, said one of its units ...

Dow innovates with new adhesive

With growing environmental and resource concerns, sustainability is increasingly important for any b ...

Wacker seals costs with VAE

Wacker, a global chemicals producer, has developed specialty vinyl acetate-ethylene (VAE) copolymer ...

Balluff self-adhesive capacitive sensor head

Balluff, one of the world’s leading sensor manufacturers, has unveiled a self-adhesive, capaci ...





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