Monday 26 September 2016

Jafza forum probes Japan opportunities

Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub, recently organised the Japanese Business Forum,  to promote trade relations with Japan and explore future opportunities in various sectors. The forum was attended by Hisashi Michegama, consul gene


Alba appoints new finance manager

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), the Bahrain-based international aluminium smelter, has appointed Ahmed A Qader Ishaq, a Bahraini national, as the manager for financial accounting and controlling. This appointment is in line with the company’s belief of promoting from within and c


Dubai Wholesale City eyes collaboration with food trade

Dubai Wholesale City has undertaken a series of opinion polls and discussions with food traders, importers and exporters with the aim to join forces in supporting the UAE food security. Headed by Abdulla Belhoul, chief executive officer of Dubai Wholesale City, the survey team co


Top maritime sector leaders to meet in Dubai

The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, will launch the UAE Maritime Leaders Seminar (UMLS) on the sidelines of Dubai Maritime Week 2016, the latest edition of the Midd


Computer, electronic devices manufacturing grows in GCC

The GCC computer and electronic products manufacturing industry has achieved significant growth in the past few years, with the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) posting 4.8 per cent since 2011, a report said. The private sector’s contribution was significant in meeting th


Enec completes 70pc work at UAE nuclear plant

Work is progressing well on the Barakah nuclear power project in Abu Dhabi, UAE, with about 70 per cent of the construction completed at all the four units of the plant, said a report, citing the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec). The major contract for the four 1,400-MW


Ericsson to showcase new digital technologies at Wetex

Ericsson will demonstrate a variety of its Smart grid, utilities, cloud and sustainability solutions as it takes part in the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (Wetex) 2016 in Dubai, UAE, next month. Ericsson is the Platinum Sponsor at the event, to be held fro


Italian food firms to take part in Dubai expos

Major Italian food and drink companies will participate at Dubai World Trade Centre's (DWTC) trio of specialist food events later this year, following a partnership deal between DWTC and Italian Trade Agency (ICE), the official government organisation which promotes Italian companies intern


UK brand consultancy names new Mena advisor

Global brand consultancy Industry has appointed Abdullah J Wallace as the strategic advisor for the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, based in Bahrain. Prior to this, Wallace was an advisor to the Bahrain Association of Banks (BAB) and started The Bahrain Banker, a quar


C5 rolls out Cloud 10 tech accelerator programme

Technology investment firm, C5, has announced the launch of its Cloud 10 technology accelerator programme or ‘Scalerator’ powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), the region's first disruptive technologies growth platform. Based in London, (Cape Town, Luxembourg) and Bahra

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