Sunday 23 September 2018

Saudi Arabia launches 'digital giving' initiative

Saudi Arabia has launched the "Digital Giving" initiative aimed at spreading digital knowledge among Arab communities around the world.   The initiative, launched by Communications and Information Technology Minister Engineer Abdullah bin Amer Al Sawah


Abu Dhabi DED kicks off dual licence initiative

The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) has launched the first phase of its Dual Licenses Initiative, which enables companies to both operate in the emirate's free zones and carry out their commercial activities onshore in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra. The


Dubai allows 163 free zone firms to operate in mainland

The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai has permitted 163 free zone companies to operate in mainland Dubai following an agreement signed earlier this year between DED and the Dubai Free Zones Council. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) sought to enable free zone


Abu Dhabi non-oil foreign trade hits $21.8bn in H1

Abu Dhabi's non-oil foreign trade during the first half (H1) of the year amounted to Dh80.1 billion ($21.8 billion), with the month of June recording a growth of 30 per cent, a media report said. The emirate's non-oil exports stood at around Dh11.08 billion during H1, up


Bahrain-origin exports soar 58pc to hit $605m

The value of Bahrain-origin exports increased by 58 per cent as it reached BD229 million ($605 million) during July versus BD145 million for the same month of 2017, the Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) said in its latest foreign trade report. The top ten countries ac


Abu Dhabi approves $13.6bn development programme

Abu Dhabi government has rolled out the Dh50-billion ($13.6 billion) development accelerator programme which will be based on four main tenets: business and investment, society, knowledge and innovation, and lifestyle. HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dh


UAE cabinet approves power tariff cut for industrial sector

The UAE Cabinet, chaired by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has adopted a resolution to support the industrial sector by introducing reduced fees of electricity consumption for large, medium and small factories, reported state new


Fujairah discusses trade ties with Indonesia

Fujairah is looking to develop economic ties with Indonesia and promote trade between the two countries, a report said citing the emirate's Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The statement was made during a meeting held at the headquarters of the chamber today, between Khalifa


Al Salem Johnson Controls hosts industrial workshop

Al Salem Johnson Controls, a leading provider of integrated heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) solutions and equipment, recently organised an industrial refrigeration workshop for its clients’ engineers and technicians in Jeddah. This comes in line with an ini


Alba wins Brandon Hall award

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), one of the leading employers in Bahrain, has won the coveted 2018 Brandon Hall Human Capital Management Excellence Silver Award in the category “Best Advance in Competencies and Skills Development”.    Alba was recognis

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