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Pressing for growth

At the beginning of 2014, Bahrain’s economy continued to outpace average global growth and the government affirmed that an anticipated increase in in the non-oil sector’s contribution would strengthen its position as the gateway to the $1.5 trillion Gulf market. But the recovery momentum has since come under threat by a significant drop in oil...

Alba in line to exceed targets

Alba said in the final weeks of 2014 it was on track to exceed 2014 financial targets. Earlier, the ...

Alba reaps benefits of value addition

Alba’s focus over the past five years on value-added products is paying off as the premiums in ...

Everest completes tests for switchboard

BAHRAIN manufacturer Everest Electrical WLL recently completed full type tests for its switchboard b ...

Asry improvements paying off

Asry, the leading ship and rig repair yard in the Arabian Gulf, has said its work expertise together ...





Latest MRI scanner cuts operating costs

Siemens Healthcare has expanded its portfolio of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems to include the 1.5-tesla scanner Magnetom Amira. The new MRI scanner offers the same technologies that are available on the Siemens flagship MRI systems. Magnetom Amira also stands out against other scanners on account of its lower operating costs. One reason is the...

HDMI interface wins top award

HDMI Licensing LLC, the agent that licenses the HDMI Specification, has announced that the HDMI inte ...

Fresh insight into optical cloaking

Ramki Kalyanaraman, a professor in both the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the ...

New GE engines slash NOx emissions

GENERAL Electric Transportation has announced the first delivery of its latest marine diesel engines ...

BASF’s superabsorbent vision

BASF has announced plans for a major investment in a pioneering superabsorbent technology platform o ...





Pepsico snack plant opens in Dammam

PepsiCo, one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, demonstrated its commitment to the Middle East with the inauguration of its newest manufacturing facility.  Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo chairman and CEO, inaugurated the all-new snacks plant in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. This is the company’s 15th facility in the Middle East. PepsiCo has...





Esab tunes up welding edge

Esab Welding & Cutting Products, established 111 years ago and including several brands, has unveiled a range of welding products in recent weeks to enhance the welding experience and provide solutions. One of its brands, Tweco, launched the ArcMaster 401MST (MIG-Stick-Lift TIG) and ArcMaster 401S (Stick-Lift TIG) power sources, which the company says...





Alfa Laval launches new heat exchanger

Alfa Laval has unveiled its new T8 gasketed plate heat exchanger which it says is a perfect balance between optimal capacity, reliable performance and compact size. Equipped with innovations such as Alfa Laval CurveFlow, Alfa Laval ClipGrip and the unique perpendicular corner guiding design, the T8 sets a new standard in minimising the total cost of...

Quantum Q-Lite tanks go to market

QUANTUM Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc,  a global leader in natural gas storage system ...

Asia Pacific to lead demand for RPVs

Asia-Pacific is expected to experience the highest demand for Reactor Pressure Vessels (RPV) and RPV ...





Aruba, Brocade cementing ties

Aruba Networks Inc, a provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise, has said that it is building upon its global strategic alliance with Brocade that was announced in September 2013, and strengthening the collaboration in the Middle East with local initiatives aimed at enabling select channel partners to deliver an...

Huawei, Red Hat unite for OpenStack

HUAWEI and Red Hat Inc, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, announced a new ...





Maqta Gateway launched

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has launched a new innovative port community system project called Maqta Gateway. The company explained it is a state-of-the-art system designed in line with international standards to serve the community by interlinking all relevant parties involved in Abu Dhabi’s growing import and export trade business. Taking the...

Etihad’s latest cargo record

Etihad Cargo, the freight division of UAE flag carrier Etihad Airways, achieved an all-time record f ...

In brief

Aramex strikes PostNet deal ARAMEX has bought the master franchise for South African retailer PostN ...

Warfare in the warehouse

Pest prevention and control is now an integral part of sanitation for most logistics service provide ...

Masa, old hand in the game

MASA Establishment, based in Jeddah and owned by Mousaied S Al Shieshakly (pictured), who also offic ...





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