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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: October 22, 2014
UAE. The report to be launched at the GPCA Sustainability Conference details the three pillars of sustainability: planet, people and profit.
Posted: October 21, 2014
UAE. Airlines in the Middle East will require 2,610 new airplanes over the next 20 years; Local commercial financing totals more than 65% of regional deliveries in 2013.
Posted: October 16, 2014
UAE. Emirate Global Aluminium heads strong growth across region; Industry has the right fundamentals to survive and thrive.
Posted: October 14, 2014
BAHRAIN. The projects will involve investment in the industrial, infrastructure, and tourism sectors and will increase Bahrain's competitive advantage.
Posted: October 14, 2014
UAE. UAE employs over 28% region's total petrochemical workforce.
Posted: October 14, 2014
QATAR. Agreement to provide Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) systems to the Qatar Emiri Air Force.
Posted: October 14, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. The pharma industry has grown from US$3-US$4 billion from 2008-2013; Healthcare budget as a percentage of GDP has increased from 3.4% to 4.9% over the same period; Physical penetration of international players and gradual shift towards low-cost genetics changing landscape.
Posted: October 12, 2014
UAE. Event marks the regional launch of GE's high efficiency HA gas turbines and 9EMax upgrade solution; Demand for power growing at about 7% per annum across the Middle East and North Africa.
Posted: October 9, 2014
UAE. IT spending by manufacturers in the three core manufacturing countries of the Middle East and Africa - Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa - is set to grow almost 40% over the next five years.
Posted: October 8, 2014
UAE. When finished Mirfa IWPP will have a total power capacity of 1,600 MW and a seawater desalination capacity of 52.5 MIGD (238,665 m3/day).
Posted: October 8, 2014
UAE. Kaloti's laboratory is the first private sector laboratory in Dubai to receive ISO 17025:2005 accreditation in the field of gold assaying and analysis.
Posted: October 7, 2014
BAHRAIN. Bahrain-based Investcorp is planning to sell the 20% stake in the manufacturer of industrial and specialty gases that it agreed to acquire in 2009, according to people familiar with the matter.
Posted: October 3, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The double-decker flagship, known for first-class suites and deep-pile carpets sees a new life as a pilgrimage shuttle that may help revive flagging sales of the superjumbo.
Posted: October 1, 2014
BAHRAIN. Expects to close transaction during first week of October; During its period of ownership, Investcorp supported Berlin Packaging's robust organic growth with several strategic add-on acquisitions.
Posted: October 1, 2014
BAHRAIN. Investment in new plant producing six brands including Oreo and Ritz is part of company's supply-chain reinvention plan.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: October 25, 2014
QATAR. Real GDP growth slowed to 7.3% in Q3 2014; However, the days of voracious Chinese demand driving up global commodity prices are probably over.
date:Posted: October 25, 2014
UAE. "When the system collapses, it is not the end of the world. It simply means that the major trading and financial powers in the world come together in a conference to write new rules of the game." ICA Conference in Dubai to address lessons from global economic crisis.
date:Posted: October 23, 2014
UAE. Deflationary reading of data endangers risky assets; Global cues drive GCC markets; Growth scare unsettles investors; Extreme bearishness on oil may be overdone.
UAE. "When the system collapses, it is not the end of the world. It simply means that the major trading and financial powers in the world come together in a conference to write new rules of the game." ICA Conference in Dubai to address lessons from global economic crisis.
INTERNATIONAL. Bitcoin has followed a volatile path to growing acceptance since its creation in 2009; In this interview finance expert Arturo Bris analyses the risks associated with bitcoin.
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