Regional News
October 2015

The UAE consumer paper and board packaging market is valued at $500 million comprising approximately 0.5 per cent of global demand, according to Al Fajer Information and Services. The company organised Paper Arabia which was held in mid-September at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.






October 2015

A 20 per cent  rise in the combined number of new business partners in the year to July 2015 at Dubai Biotechnology and Research Park (DuBiotech) and the Energy and Environment Park (EnPark) reflects Tecom Investment Free Zones (IFZs)’ popularity as a regional springboard for businesses, a statement from Tecom said.






October 2015

Expanding its global footprint, Expo Centre Sharjah has become a member of the prestigious US-based global organisation for exhibition organisers – the Society of Independent Show Organisers (Siso).






October 2015

BP’s latest-generation purified terephthalic acid (PTA) technology will be used in a plant that Oman International Petrochemical Industries Company (Ompet) is setting up in Sohar, Northern Oman. This follows the signing of a licensing agreement between BP and Ompet recently.






October 2015

Omabn Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) is expected to receive bids from a number of international firms for a contract to provide project management consultancy (PMC) services for a new petroleum coke (petcoke) facility, a report said.






October 2015

Honeywell's VisionPRO 8000 thermostat designed for mosques but customised for use in the Middle East region, has been ordered by mosques across the region and will soon be found across the region including in Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, a senior official of the company says.






October 2015

SAP Ariba says its cloud-based solutions will help Etihad Airways’ Procurement and Supply Management (P&SM) department support the airline’s future expansion.






October 2015

Exova wins Tapco deal UK-based Exova, a global testing group, has won a five-year outsourcing deal with Taweelah Asia Power Company (Tapco) to provide testing services for the Taweelah B Power and Desalination Plant in Abu Dhabi, UAE.






October 2015

The Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority (Dafza) has signed a strategic memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the International Centre of Islamic Economy to develop mutual cooperation and support the initiative to have Dubai as the capital of the global Islamic economy.






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