Regional News
June 2017

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) has been taking solid steps towards the implementation of its Line 6 Expansion Project, according to Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Bin Daij Al Khalifa, chairman of Alba’s board of directors.






June 2017

The majority of non-oil private sector companies in the UAE are upbeat over future economic outlook with 52.2 per cent forecasting higher sales and 39 per cent anticipating improvement in cash flows, a report said. Most exporters share a cautiously positive outlook on future perspectives, with 43.






June 2017

Air Liquide Arabia (Alar), a joint venture between France-based Air Liquide and Saudi Industrialization and Energy Services Company (Taqa), has announced the startup of the Middle East’s first hydrogen pipeline network in the industrial city of Jubail, on the east coast of the kingdom.






June 2017

Grid inter-connectivity between the GCC countries will generate $33 billion in investments, economic and energy savings for the bloc over the next 25 years, said a report, citing data from leading global consultant Dun & Bradstreet.






June 2017

Saudi Aramco, China North Industries Corporation (Norinco) and Panjin Xincheng Industrial Group, have signed the joint development agreement and held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Saudi Aramco-Norinco- Refining, Petrochemical and Retail Project in Panjin, in northeast China’s Liaoning province.






June 2017

Global food giant Nestlé has announced the opening of its 18th factory in the Middle East region at Al Maha area in Dubai South (the rebranded Dubai World Central), which will produce its coffee and Maggi cooking aids for the regional market.






Tags