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Saudi non-oil growth regains pace

Saudi Arabia’s non-oil private sector witnessed a moderate improvement in business conditions during May, with the latest expansion being the strongest registered in three months, a report said. Renewed growth of new business and stocks of purchases, alongside a robust output expansion all contributed to the upturn in May, added the Emirates NBD...

Makkah steps up development plans

It is boom time for Saudi Arabia’s Makkah Province which is fast becoming one of the most attr ...

Soft opening for New Jeddah airport

Saudi Arabia's new King Abdulaziz International Airport in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah had a ...

Women eye bigger role in economy

The lifting of the driving ban in Saudi Arabia marks a turning point in the Kingdom’s economy ...

Al-Mas to build vaccine plant

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) has signed a contract with Al-Mas Internatio ...





RPL: 10 years of partnership, success

Rabigh Petrochemical Logistics (RPL), a joint venture company between Almajdouie Logistics of Saudi Arabia and The Sumitomo Warehouse Company of Japan, recently held a special celebration to mark its 10th anniversary. The event highlighted RPL’s many impressive achievements and included speeches, video presentations, and cultural entertainment. For...

Almajdouie eyes further expansion with Infor

US-based Infor, a leading provider of industry-specific cloud applications, has announced that Saudi ...

Balexco gears up with new CEO at helm

Bahrain Aluminium Extrusion Company (Balexco), a leading aluminium extrusion company based in Bahrai ...





Wooing investors

Sharjah, , the first emirate in the UAE to industrialise, has maintained its success in developing a thriving  industrial and manufacturing sector through a network of two free zones and 19 industrial zones, according to a new report. In keeping with its history of being the industrial heart of the UAE, the largest component of Sharjah’s gross...

Rexton to help LED revolution in ME

Rexton Technologies, which recently inaugurated the region’s largest light fittings manufactur ...

Gulftainer achieves record productivity

Sharjah-based Gulftainer, a leading privately-owned independent terminal operating and logistics com ...





Strata: touching greater heights

Strata Manufacturing, the aircraft parts maker owned by Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Company, has completed the industrialisation of the Airbus A350-900 elongated Flap Support Fairings (eFSFs) modification for Belgian aerospace company, Sociétés Anonyme Belge de Constructions Aéronautiques (Sabca). The new eFSFs are designed...

GCC airport projects at $49bn

The GCC aviation sector will continue to ride high due to large airport construction projects with t ...

Bahrain Airport Company posts $34m net profit

Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of the kingdom’s airport, h ...

SR Technics receives top award

SR Technics, a leading maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service provider with major presence i ...

Gulf Air, Tamkeen in pact to train Bahrainis

Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, and Tamkeen have signed a joint cooperation agreement ai ...





Steps on the journey to GDPR compliance

There are still a vast number of organisations that have not taken the necessary steps to ensure General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance. The problem surrounding GDPR compliance is that it’s thought of as being just an ‘IT issue’, said Claude Schuck, regional manager for Middle East and Central Africa at Veeam Software. Lots...

Firms may fall foul on GDPR rules

Companies risk falling foul of incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regulations by rel ...





Kanoo Machinery wins Maaden deal

Kanoo Machinery, a fully owned business division of Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group (YBA Kanoo), has won a BD600,000 ($1.59 million) bid to supply Ma’aden Aluminium, with high capacity forklifts from Hyster. As per the contract, Kanoo Machinery, which is a leading provider of construction equipment, mobile cranes, and material handling equipment, will...

Kanoo Machinery wins major awards

Kanoo Machinery has won four distinguished awards at Bobcat’s MEA Dealer Meeting 2018 held in ...

Bosch ME revenues lift up

With the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries witnessing a positive construction environment and ...

Techspec lenses in UCI series launched

Edmund Optics (EO), one of the leading provider of optical components, has introduced its new TechSp ...

Remote access with Profibus

Global technology powerhouse Siemens is extending its portfolio of industrial routers with the Scala ...





Mumtalakat names AlSaie as Garmco chairman

Baharain Mumtalakat Holding Company (Mumtalakat), the sovereign wealth fund of the kingdom, has appointed Basim AlSaie as the new chairman of the board of Gulf Aluminium Rolling Mill Company (Garmco). Garmco, the first and one of the largest downstream aluminium facilities in the Middle East, is 37.29 per cent owned by Mumtalakat. CEO Mahmood H Alkooheji,...

GAC Nigeria appoints new MD

RUDI VAN NIEKERK has been appointed GAC Nigeria’s new managing director, charged with the cont ...

UAE luxury yacht builder Gulf Craft names CEO

Gulf Craft, a leading global builder of luxury yachts and leisure boats, has appointed Gregory Yeakl ...

Al Arrayed appointed Bahrain Edamah CEO

Baharain Mumtalakat Holding Company (Mumtalakat) has appointed Amin Al Arrayed, an real estate indus ...





Fila: flying high

Fila, a leading manufacturer of chemicals for surface care solutions, has seen an increase of  over 26 per cent in its sales in 2017, its fifth year of operations in the Middle East region. The company which has been present in the region since 2012 has also established new distribution channels in Saudi Arabia, Oman and Australia, this...

Huntsman plans new unit in Dubai

US-based Huntsman Corporation, a leading manufacturer and marketer of chemical products for consumer ...

Bayer, Monsanto in $63bn merger deal

German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer said it has completed the acquisition of US-based s ...

SNC-Lavalin wins project Oman

SNC-Lavalin, a leading infrastructure and project management company, has signed an exclusive agreem ...





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