Saturday 22 September 2018

Mena's construction boom 'fuels natural stone demand'

Fuelled by a line-up of mega-projects, the natural stone industry in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region is expanding to accommodate the construction sector’s demand for the application of natural stone in interior and exterior design, said experts at this year's Middle Eas


Saudi group boosts stake in Johnson Controls JV company

Saudi Automotive Services Company (Sasco) said one of its subsidiaries, Investments and Equipment Company, has completed the purchase of 485 additional shares in Middle East Battery Company for a total of SR21.8 million ($5.8 million). Mebco is a joint venture of Johnson Controls


Bahrain to complete major infrastructure project by mid-2019

Bahrain authorities said the Halat Bu Maher development project at Muharraq governorate is progressing as per schedule and will be ready by mid-2019, said a report. The ongoing work at Block 216 is part of the government's comprehensive plans to upgrade the kingdom’s ol


Dewa partners with US school for AI development

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has formed a strategic partnership with Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (Bair) Lab. It is the first public utility in the world to do so. This partnership is part of Dewa’s continuous cooperation with the University of


Rockwell Automation seeks entries for safety awards

Rockwell Automation, a global leader in industrial automation and information, has sought nominations from leading industrial producers, machine builders and system integrators for its Manufacturing Safety Excellence awards. These awards celebrate best-in-class manufacturers that


Damac to unveil designer Just Cavalli villas

Luxury real estate developer Damac Properties said the Middle East fashion scene will soon witness a new tier of opulence and glamour, with the unveiling of the second phase of Just Cavalli Villas’ sales bookings this Saturday (September 15). The long-awaited collection, by


Emaar 'among world's 10 most valuable real estate companies'

Leading global developer Emaar Properties has been ranked as the world's largest property company outside China with a brand value of over $2.7 billion, thus making it the first choice for international investors seeking high-value returns.     According to Bra


Index to showcase the best of interior design products

Leading architects and interior designers will be showcasing their innovative designs and products in front of major retail buyers and students at an upcoming industry event in Dubai. Index, the Middle East's premier interior design exhibition, will kick off on September 16 a


Bahrain announces key highways revamp plan

Bahrain government is set to revamp two major highways linking the Isa Town and Riffa areas besides the construction of a flyover at the junction of both roads as part of a planned facelift, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. For further details please visit


Bahrain's waterfront project on track for 2019 launch

Work is in full swing at Sa’ada, a premium waterfront project being developed by Bahrain Real Estate Investment Company (Edamah) in the Muharraq area of the kingdom, at an investment of BD45 million ($119 million). With the Phase One work fully completed in July, the projec

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