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More promise than despair

An ongoing debate in Kuwait is whether it can sustain for long high levels of spending on subsidies and maintaining a large and well-paid bureaucracy that have made it one of the most generous welfare states. But while it has been pampering its citizens with goodies that most of the world considers a largesse, there is criticism from some quarters within...

Agility strategises for growth

Agility has launched a two-pronged drive to preserve gains and grow its business locally and oversea ...

Kuwait firm, Kingold sign JV deal

A LEADING Chinese maker of gold ornaments and investment-oriented products has announced a partnersh ...

Equate pursuing global role

Kuwait’s iconic petrochemical company Equate has pledged to establish a global footprint and d ...

GlassPoint Solar eyes Kuwait deals

GlassPoint Solar, the leader in solar enhanced oil recovery (EOR), is establishing a new office in K ...





Innovative craft make waves

Luxury recreational craft innovations, including ones from manufacturers Wider Yachts, Gibbs Sports and Amphibians, Iguana Yachts and Asis Boats were displayed at the Dubai Boat show. Italian luxury yacht builder Wider Yachts’ Wider 42 featured a solution with extensions on either side of the hull, doubling the usable surface and significantly...

Unique synthetic rope for mobile cranes

THE first fully synthetic hoist rope designed specifically for mobile cranes was announced jointly a ...

Digi Matrix launches new DigiRob series

Digi Matrix Technologies, a Dubai-based supplier of technologies and machinery in the Middle East, A ...





EGA is region’s key contributor

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), the jointly-owned UAE-based aluminium conglomerate being formed by Mubadala Development Corporation and Investment Corporation of Dubai, may be a new player in the global aluminium industry. However, the combined legacy of its core operating subsidiaries, Dubai Aluminium (Dubal) and Emirates Aluminium (Emal), spans more than...

Alba team visits Maaden plant

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), the oldest smelter in the Gulf, and the region’s newest one, Saudi A ...

High-strength product for vehicles out

CONSTELLIUM NV announced the launch of new aluminium high-strength Crash Management Systems (CMS) te ...

Qatalum automates pot cover handling

Qatar Aluminium (Qatalum) has automated its pot cover handling task, resulting in shorter atmospheri ...





Bayer coatings lab opened in Dubai

Bayer MaterialScience, a world leading manufacturer of high-tech polymer materials, has inaugurated its new coatings, adhesives and specialties laboratory on DuBiotech’s premises in Dubai. This application and development lab will offer local customised technical support to the industry across the Middle East and Africa. DuBiotech is a major life...

Unified approach for downstream stressed

Sabic’s CEO and vice chairman has called for a unified approach for the development and divers ...

Victrex makes a pitch for Peek

Victrex Polymer Solutions, a unit of British-based Victrex that produces high-performance polymers, ...

GPIC wins key IFA mark

BAHRAIN-based Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) has announced it has received a certifica ...





Cable delivered to nuclear site

The first consignment of locally-produced non-class 1E cable has been delivered to the UAE’s nuclear plants under construction in Barakah, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) announced.  The cables were manufactured and supplied by the Dubai Cable Company Ltd (Ducab) and will be used for non-class 1E power and lighting in the four...

Ducab now owns overseas plant

Ducab, the UAE-based cables manufacturer, has announced the acquisition of AEI Cables, one of the ol ...

Radix Wire certified under new protocol

RADIX Wire has announced the release of the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification listing for ...

R&M wins Panorama contract in Oman

Reichle & De-Massari (R&M), the Swiss structured cabling specialist, has announced it has be ...

STI Conductus wire shows high results

Superconductor Technologies Inc, a world leader in the development and production of high temperatur ...





Jotun present at DIBS

Jotun Paints, one of the world’s leading producers and distributors of paints and coatings, showcased its latest range of protective paints and coatings at this year’s edition of the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS). The company spotlighted its Megayacht Professional range, which has been developed from today’s most advanced...

Pettit’s EZ-Poxy² a winner

PETTIT Marine Paint, a leading manufacturer of high performance marine coatings, announced that its ...





Repairs for Abu Dhabi city ports

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has commissioned ASD to carry out essential maintenance work at Zayed Port and its neighbouring free ports. The work, for which ADPC is investing Dh20 million ($5.4 million), includes repairs to quayside walls and enhancements to the ports’ facilities and services. The city centre Zayed Port covers 535 hectares and...

Chep Focus a new logistics tool

CHEP Aerospace Solutions, a leading independent provider of outsourced unit load device (ULD) and ga ...

Work begins on new DP World terminal

DP World’s move to expand capacity in its terminals took a step forward with the ceremonial la ...

DP World, Borouge sign logistics deal

DP World, UAE region, and Borouge, the plastics solutions leader, have signed a contract through whi ...

Qatar Rail signs up Autodesk

Qatar Rail has awarded Autodesk Inc a Building Information Modelling (BIM) services contract.   ...





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