Tuesday 26 September 2017

Egypt tops in offshore services location index in Mena

Egypt ranks number one in the Mena region in the 2017 Global Services Location Index (GSLI), advancing two places from last year on a global scale while the UAE ranks second in the region, advancing five places on the global list. The index, released by A.T. Kearney, analyzes and


Over 200 killed as powerful quake rocks Mexico

At least 216 people were killed after an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale struck Mexico on Tuesday. The quake came hours after the country participated in emergency drills to mark the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 tremblor that killed thousands. Several buildings coll


Saudi Arabia, UK sign new security cooperation pact

Saudi Arabia and the UK have signed a new agreement to promote cooperation between the two countries across several sectors including defence and security, counter-terrorism, intelligence, training and education, medical services and logistics. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bi


KBRwyle wins $91m contract to support US Navy

KBR has announced that its global Government Service business, KBRwyle, was awarded a $91 million base operating support services contract by the US Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic. Under the terms of this latest contract, KBRwyle will support services at v


Yummex honours innovators in snacks, confectionary

Global innovators in the snack and confectionary industry were rewarded for their cutting-edge innovation at the yummex Middle East Innovation Awards, held yesterday (September 18) at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The awards recognised the international innovation of sweet


GPCA fertilizer forum to highlight market drivers

The impact of new market changes on fertilizer trade and key drivers behind future growth will be discussed in detail at the upcoming GPCA (Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association) Fertilizer Convention in Bahrain. The 8th edition of the annual convention is set to take pla


UAE to regulate gold balances by year-end

Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) said process has begun on controlling the gold balances in the UAE in a precise manner, thus ensuring that interests of both the consumer and dealer are safeguarded. The country's gold, jewellry and gemstone markets are co


Halal Expo Dubai opens to 4,000 trade visitors

Around 4,000 people, mostly buyers and sellers of Halal products and services from 40 countries are expected to attend Halal Expo Dubai, which opened in Dubai today (September 18). Amina Ahmed Mohammed, chief executive officer of the Emirates International Accreditation Centre (E

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