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Non-oil sector helps Bahrain hold growth

Bahrain’s real GDP growth is poised to hold in 2016 on signs of resilience in the non-oil economy, a report said, adding that growth will pick up in 2017 on a potential recovery in oil prices and as the non-oil sector gathers momentum. Real non-oil growth is expected to remain broadly stable at a relatively solid 3.6 per cent year-on-year (YoY) in...

Alba expecting strong finish for 2016

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), one of the largest and modern aluminium smelters in the world, said i ...

Project execution picks up in Bahrain

The pick-up in non-oil growth in Bahrain, according to Bahrain’s Economic Development Bank (ED ...

Asry ends tough 2016 on a high

It was a challenging year for ship repair globally, and the Middle East was no different. However, A ...

GPIC: continuing to build on its success

Bahrain-based Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) hopes to chart its course safely through ...





NSK helps machine shop save costs

When a manufacturer of heat exchangers was experiencing frequent production stoppages due to bearing damage on the spindles of its horizontal machining centres, the company turned to Japanese major Nippon Seiko Kabushiki Kaisha (NSK) for a solution. After comprehensive analysis, NSK recommended fitting its sealed, high-precision, angular contact ball...

Intertec provides novel field shelters

Outdoor shelters with a novel combination of Intertec’s passive and active cooling technologie ...

Pressure vessel market set for growth

The pressure vessel market is expected to reach $184.87 billion by 2021, growing at a CAGR of 5 ...





Smart grids spur green energy growth

Smart grids can help lay the foundations for energy and cost-saving applications and renewable energy development in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, a Booz Allen Hamilton report said. The utilities sector has historically under-invested in IT, but an increasing number of utility companies in the Mena region are waking up to the benefits of...

2017: The year of the Cloud

The past year has thrown a spotlight on the importance of Availability – both of services and ...

Tracking your way to efficient plants

We spend a lot of time on our customers’ manufacturing lines – from those run by origina ...

aspenONE Version 9.1 software released

Aspen Technology, one of the leading providers of software and services to the process industries, h ...

Siemens targets digital businesses

Siemens wants to further strengthen its position as a digital company and achieve double-digit growt ...





Aluminium: the metal of future

Aluminium is a chemical element in the boron group with the symbol Al, atomic number 13 and atomic mass 27. As the most abundant metallic element in the earth›s crust, it is most commonly found with oxygen, silicon and fluorine to form the chemical compounds Al2SiO5, Al2Si2O5(OH)4, Al2Si2O7 and the likes. Its usefulness and versatile applications...

Investments in GCC glass sector at $2.4bn

Investment in the manufacture of glass and glass products in the GCC countries reached $2.6 billion ...

EGA sends first bauxite to China

The UAE-based Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), a leading aluminium producer in the Middle East, has ...





Pest management: a necessity in F&B

Being the largest economy in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia dominates with a rapid growth of food consumption. The GCC food services market which comprises of full-service chain restaurants, quick service restaurants (QSR), cafes and bakeries, stood at SR70.5 billion ($18.6 billion) while the kingdom’s total food service sales were valued at SR33.3...

Masa, the pest control leader

Masa Establishment, based in Jeddah and owned by Mousaied S Al Shieshakly, who also officiates as ge ...

GCC F&B: seeing outstanding growth

Food consumption in the GCC region alone is likely to reach 51.9 million metric tonnes by 2019, risi ...

GCC investors in Turkish chain tie-up

Bahrain-based Venture Capital Bank (VCBank) said it has joined hands with Qatar’s Al Sraiya Ho ...





Alshaya plans new logistics hub in KAEC

King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), the largest privately funded new city development in the world, has signed a contract with Alshaya International Trading Company, a leading international retail franchise business, to lease 91,000 sq m area located in the third phase of the Industrial Valley. A major player in Saudi Arabia, Alshaya offers consumers a...

Swisslog wins key UAE contract

UAE-based Mai Dubai, a bottled drinking water company, has awarded a $21 million contract to Swisslo ...

ME carriers’ freight demand up by 9pc

Middle Eastern carriers saw air freight demand increase by 9.2 per cent in October year-on-year, mar ...

DHL, Mubadala form strategic partnership

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, and Abu Dhab ...

DP World opens smart centre in Peru

Dubai-based global marine operator DP World has opened the first smart logistics centre in Lurin, Pe ...





MEE to boost Smart City collaboration

Middle East Electricity (MEE), one of the world’s leading power exhibitions, has announced `Smart Cities’ as its theme for the 2017 edition. The event – scheduled to take place from February 14 to 16 at the Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, UAE -- will focus on the future of Smart Cities, and the innovations which are set to lead the way...





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