Saturday 10 October 2015

VW says 77,000 Australia vehicles had cheating software

The Australian unit of Volkswagen said on Wednesday some 77,000 vehicles sold in the country had been fitted with devices designed to mask the level of emissions, widening a global scandal engulfing the German automaker. The unit said it had set up a website for customers to see


Rosatom launches MOX fuel production for fast reactors

Rosatom, the atomic energy corporation in Russia, has launched the industrial production of MOX fuel (mixed-oxide fuel) for fast reactors at the Mining and Chemical Combine (MCC), part of the ‘Rosatom’ network. The production of MOX fuel for fast reactors is designate


Qatar Rail takes firemen delegation to Berlin Metro

Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) recently organised a three-day work visit for a delegation of firemen from the Qatar General Directorate of Civil Defense to the city of Berlin, Germany. The visit was to learn about world-class fire drill, safety and control benchmarks and pro


Need for innovation in pharma sector highlighted

The importance of innovation in the healthcare industry and the pharmaceutical sector was highlighted by a senior official, at the GCC Pharmaceutical Congress, in Dubai, UAE. Inaugurating the event, Dr Amin Al Amiri, assistant undersecretary for public health and licensing, Minis


Light Middle East exhibitor numbers up 14pc

The 10th edition of Light Middle East, the region’s premier trade event for the lighting design and technology industry, which opened in Dubai today (October 6), is 14 per cent larger than the previous edition in both exhibitor numbers and exhibition space. The event was op


Seatrade event witnesses trade deals worth $40m

Contracts and projects worth up to $40 million were announced at the ongoing Seatrade Offshore Marine & Workboats Middle East conference and exhibition in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Firstly, Oman-based Renaissance Services SAOG announced that it had sold its subsidiary Topaz Engineering


German industry orders fall on weak non-euro zone demand

German industrial orders fell unexpectedly in August as demand from non-euro zone countries weakened, raising worries a slowdown in China will cut into exports from Europe's biggest economy. Contracts for German goods declined by 1.8 per cent on the month, said the economy mi


US cargo ship lost in hurricane

Missing cargo ship El Faro, hit by powerful Hurricane Joaquin, was undergoing engine room work before it sank off the Bahamas and one presumed crew member is confirmed dead, said the ship's owner. The US Coast Guard said the search continued for at least 32 other people, most


Sudan expects to hit record gold production in 2015

Sudan said it expects to produce 80 tonnes of gold in 2015, its minister of minerals said on Tuesday, topping last year's record-high production in the war-torn African nation. "In the first three quarters of the year we produced about 72 tonnes so we are on track for ou


VW South African unit’s cars comply with green laws

Volkswagen's South African unit has said that all its vehicles in Africa's most advanced economy are compliant with environmental laws, following the emissions testing scandal, which has rocked the global car industry. The South African business said its vehicles comply w

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