Thursday 26 November 2015

Egypt's GB Auto urges support for industry to avert future crisis

Egypt's largest car assembler and distributor GB Auto says it is pushing ahead with its expansion plans despite a dollar shortage that disrupted production this year, and urged the government to support manufacturing to avert future crises. GB Auto was forced to halt producti


Asean establishes landmark economic, security bloc

Southeast Asian nations on Sunday established a formal community that attempts to create freer movement of trade and capital in an area of 625 million people with a combined economic output of $2.6 trillion. The community declaration was signed by leaders of the 10- member Associ


Alba launches ‘Back to Basics’ safety campaign

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), one of the world’s leading aluminium smelters, today (November 22) launched a three-day safety campaign, ‘Back to Basics’, in the presence of executive management and employees from various departments. The ‘Back to Basics’


Iran, India to expand maritime cooperation

Iran has planned to expand its maritime cooperation with India following the removal of sanctions against the Islamic Republic, said the managing director of Iran-India Shipping Corporation. Based on agreements between Tehran and New Delhi, the two countries intend to boost trade


Drydocks World wins CSR award

Drydocks World, a leading provider of maritime and offshore services to the shipping, oil, gas and energy sectors, was presented the ‘Corporate Social Responsibility Award’ at The Maritime Standard Awards 2015, held earlier this month in Dubai, UAE. With a head count


Downstream units 'crucial for aluminium sector'

Development of the downstream aluminium industries in the region will have positive implications for the aluminium sector as a whole, said a senior Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) official. Abdulla Jassem bin Kalban, managing director and CEO at EGA, was speaking at the annual Ar


Gulf Industry Fair to showcase aluminium sector's potential

The importance of the aluminium sector and ‘value added’ products will be showcased at the upcoming Gulf Industry Fair 2016, which will take place in February 2016, in Bahrain. The event will take place from February 9 to 11, at the Bahrain International Exhibition an


DP World set for UAE Innovation Week

Global marine terminal operator DP World will be showcasing some of the company’s innovations for the ports and logistics industry at the ongoing UAE Innovation Week. DP World is also marking the occasion by releasing a report on Information and Communications Technology (I


Dafza to unveil key innovation strategy

The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (Dafza) will unveil its ambitious innovation strategy at the ‘UAE Innovation Week’, which opened today (November 22). The freezone aims to build on its services plan to identify top-priority services that drive and sustain innovati


​Gulf Extrusions to showcase new launches at Big 5

Gulf Extrusions (a member of Metal Industries - Al Ghurair Group), a leading manufacturer of extruded aluminium products, is set to take part at The Big 5 - International Building and Construction Show.   It will run from November 23 to 26 at the Dubai World Tra

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