Sunday 29 May 2016

DowDuPont gets new executive team

DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company today announced senior leadership appointments for DowDuPont, following the consummation of the proposed merger of equals.   The appointments will be effective upon completion of the proposed merger transaction, which is expec


Steel industry calls on G7 to protect it from China

Twelve global steel associations urged the Group of Seven advanced economies, which meet in Japan this week, to prevent cheap Chinese steel distorting world markets and inflicting further pain on producers. Steelmakers have been hit by a plunge in steel prices, which Europe and t


Saudi Arabia 'needs digital transformation'

Nationwide digital transformation will be essential to accomplish Saudi Vision 2030’s six-fold growth in non-oil revenue to SR1 trillion ($266 billion) by 2030, said top officials of SAP, a market leader in enterprise application software. Saudi Vision 2030 and the National


Qatar Airways Cargo celebrates 10 years of Kenya service

Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest international cargo carrier, recently celebrated its 10 years of services in Kenya. A gala reception was held to commemorate this milestone achievement earlier this month, and was attended by the cargo carrier’s customers


Toyota recalls 1.6m US vehicles for Takata air bags

Toyota Motor Corp said on Monday it will recall almost 1.6 million additional US vehicles for front passenger side Takata air bag inflators that could rupture. Earlier this month, Takata Corp said it was declaring another 35 million to 40 million US inflators defective at the urg


Ford seeks partnerships as it looks beyond car-making

Ford Motor Co chairman Bill Ford said on Monday the automaker would look for more partnerships with other companies as it moves to expand beyond manufacturing and selling cars and trucks. "You’ll see a lot of partnerships, a lot more than you used to see in the auto in


SSAB introduces latest steel products in region

SSAB, a leading Nordic and US-based steel company, recently held a roadshow in the UAE to introduce its latest product lines, Hardox and Strenx, to customers in the region. The company held informative seminars across Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Al Ain, said a stateme


Hamriyah Free Zone to organise road shows in Karnataka

A delegation from Hamriyah Free Zone will organise road shows in three cities of Karnataka, India, from May 30 to June 1, with the aim of exploring further business opportunities. Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, director of Hamriyah Free Zone Authority and Sharjah Airport International F


Averda, Dubai Municipality open first smart recycling centre in GCC

UAE-based Averda, a leading provider of integrated waste management services, and the Municipality of Dubai recently commissioned its Smart Recycling Centre in Dubai, the first project of its kind across the GCC. Several high ranking officials from Dubai Municipality and Averda a


UK firm launches new heat resistant covers

UK-based Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT), a leading manufacturer in the fields of pipe weld purging systems, has introduced its Argweld heat resistant covers. Luke Keane, distributor support, for HFT, said: “As we manufacture the HotPurge System from 6” upwards, to

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