Friday 16 November 2018

ROVOP expands in Middle East with new base

Scotland-based ROVOP, an independent provider of subsea remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services, has expanded in the Middle East – opening a new base in the region to offer the highest quality ROV service. Two senior members of staff, operations director Doug Middleton and


Annual Investment Meeting to address fall in FDI

The 2019 edition of Annual Investment Meeting (AIM 2019) is poised to address the global challenge in the flow of foreign direct investment (FDI), which has slowed down to a 15 per cent decline following increased protectionist policies being adopted by several countries, said event organisers.


Dubai non-oil growth sinks to 31-month low

The rate of growth of Dubai’s non-oil private sector weakened to a 31-month low with slower improvements in activity and new work, alongside another contraction in employment, said the latest Emirates NBD Dubai Economy Tracker. Contrary to the general trend, the constructio


SIAL Middle East to attract 20,000 food experts

The ninth edition of SIAL Middle East, the exclusive regional food, beverage and hospitality trade event, kicks off in Abu Dhabi on December 10 and run for the next two days at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec).   Expected to draw the participatio


EGA takes delivery of locomotives for W Africa project

Emirates Global Aluminum (EGA) has announced the arrival of two SD40-2 shunting-locomotives that will be used on its under-construction bauxite mining project in the West African country of Guinea.   The largest industrial company in the UAE outside oil and gas,


Dnata doubles operations in Canada

GTA dnata, the Dubai-based air services provider's arm in Canada, has expanded operations at Toronto Pearson International Airport with the start of a new, long-term partnership with Air Transat.  Air Transat, Canada’s leading holiday airline, operates approximatel


A10 Networks inks NEC Corp partnership deal

US-based A10 Networks, a provider of intelligent and automated cybersecurity solutions, has signed a global system integration and reseller partnership agreement with Japan’s NEC Corporation, a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies. The partnership will i


Smit Lamnalco takes delivery of Damen ASD tugs

Damen Shipyards Group said it has delivered the third and fourth units in a four-vessel contract to Rotterdam-based Smit Lamnalco, a leading towage company. All four vessels are Damen’s popular and powerful ASD Tug 3212 class with a bollard pull of 80 tonnes, said a stateme


China's Uni-Top Airlines launches flights to DWC

Dubai World Central (DWC) welcomed the inaugural flight by Chinese cargo carrier Uni-top Airlines on Tuesday (November 6). Flying in from Kunming, the carrier will operate three flights per week between DWC and Kunming in China’s Yunnan province. DWC is now home to


Sharjah wins award for $316m Chinese bond

Sharjah's government has won the “Sovereign Debt Finance Deal of the Year” award at the recent Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Awards Middle East held in Dubai, UAE, for the successful issuance of an RMB2 billion ($316 million), Panda Bond. The Sharjah government's m

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