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Posted: 12-08-2011
INTERNATIONAL.First, the bad news - China's constrained rare earth supplies will be an "irreversible trend" and prices will remain at high levels, according to Zhang Zhong, general manager of Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-Earth Hi-Tech Co. Zhang should know, as his concern is China's leading rare earths producer - the Baatou mine produces more than 95 percent of China's production, while Chinese mines currently account for 97 percent of global supplies. The increase in global demand for rare earth metals has sent prices soaring in world markets. According to the China Nonferrous M
Posted: June 24, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Global-scale hydrogen production site in Yanbu Industrial City; Investment of more than 350 million euros represents both the largest industrial investment and largest "over the fence" hydrogen contract of the Group.
Posted: June 24, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. McNerney remains board chairman; Muilenburg joins board; Conner continues as vice chairman; timeline to aid smooth transition.
Posted: June 23, 2015
QATAR. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirms the rating based on their annual review of Industries Qatar's current and future financial and operational performance.
Posted: June 22, 2015
UAE. Commercial subsector production expected to slow to 3% growth in 2015; Increase in UAE and Saudi defence spending amid global sector revenue decline.
Posted: June 18, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Document provides a common language to enable faster Industrial IoT development and a blueprint for standards development.
Posted: June 12, 2015
EGYPT. The projects that include sea water desalination installations and sewage treatment plants will be concluded over the course of this year and are aimed to bolster the critical infrastructure at these resorts.
Posted: June 11, 2015
UAE. Unique 2016 UAE Ministry of Economy/ United Nations Industrial Development Organization summit for public and private sectors; Summit to facilitate global debate and vision setting for future of manufacturing.
Posted: June 9, 2015
UAE. World's first "Brilliant Wind Turbine," Predix operating system for Industrial Internet among technologies highlighted; GE Store, the unique opportunity to share and access technology, R&D and expertise globally, also on spotlight.
Posted: June 4, 2015
UAE. International shipbuilder addresses key components of successful Customer Relationship Management at the Arab Luxury World 2015.
Posted: June 2, 2015
UAE. Inside the UAE workplace: 42% of UAE employees describe their office as stressful.
Posted: June 1, 2015
UAE. New branch office will facilitate Westinghouse's participation in the development of the UAE's nuclear energy program, in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi; Hub to promote merits of safe, clean and reliable nuclear energy throughout the Middle East region.
Posted: June 1, 2015
UAE. The forecast for projects planned and underway in the GCC in 2015 is US$172 billion; US$32 billion Al Maktoum International Airport expansion anticipated to be the biggest airport in the world.
Posted: June 1, 2015
UAE. Proportion of smartphones priced under US$100 in MEA market rises from 5% in 2013 to 20% in 2014, according to IDC.
Posted: May 29, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Avago, which serves the wireless and industrial markets, is offering Broadcom shareholders US$17 billion in cash and Avago shares valued at US$20 billion.
Posted: May 28, 2015
UAE. Exits from rubber entities generates internal rate of return of 18%; Masharie eyes new acquisitions in infrastructure, health sectors.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 4, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Saxo Bank publishes its Q3 Outlook, warns of a false start to the Fed's rate hike cycle; a return to US$100+ oil is not expected for the foreseeable future and this should help the region to focus on attracting and building other sources of revenue.
date:Posted: July 2, 2015
UAE. AQR Asset Management Institute hosts inaugural debate on monetary policy impact on global markets; 64% of delegates felt that Quantitative Easing is highly likely to create an asset price bubble - where prices become disconnected from reality.
date:Posted: July 1, 2015
UAE. 53% of employers rank lack of work experience as affecting nationals' employability, with only 30% of GCC students having taken any work experience; According to employers, communication skills (36%) and required skills and qualifications (22%) are further challenges to retention in the private sector.
INTERNATIONAL. Saxo Bank publishes its Q3 Outlook, warns of a false start to the Fed's rate hike cycle; a return to US$100+ oil is not expected for the foreseeable future and this should help the region to focus on attracting and building other sources of revenue.
UAE. The Middle East has a unique set of challenges and opportunities with regard to creating large, mixed-use developments; In this interview, Louise Adams, Aurecon's former Country Manager UAE, describes the importance of investing in master planning and some of the current opportunities and trends within this region.
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