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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: September 16, 2014
UAE. US$117 million contract awarded to Raytheon; TALON will provide increased precision in the battlespace.
Posted: September 12, 2014
BAHRAIN. The decision was driven by declining valuations across the industry, one person said. Discussions are ongoing and no final decision has been made on the timing, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Posted: September 8, 2014
UAE. Investment is fifth in the region; Al Jazeera is the only fully integrated poultry and chicken feed producer and distributor in Jordan.
Posted: September 5, 2014
UAE. Manufacturer named finalist in RSA Start-up Business of the Year, 2014 Gulf Capital SME Awards.
Posted: September 2, 2014
UAE. Installed electrical capacity of 1600 megawatts; Power to help accommodate increasing population and industrial growth.
Posted: August 30, 2014
OMAN. End of August 2014 deadline to move majority of commercial activities will result in win-win situation for Muscat and Sohar.
Posted: August 27, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Strong demand fundamentals combined with increased public and private sector spending pushed up the average sales price; Momentum expected to continue as Riyadh attracts and promotes investment in industrial and supporting logistics facilities.
Posted: August 25, 2014
UAE. Significant orders, project wins and expansion on the agenda for DI's glass, steel and polystyrene subsidiaries.
Posted: August 25, 2014
UAE. The results of a CRS allow informed decisions to be made on how to maximize the use of equipment and devise a modernization schedule to increase equipment uptime and improve material handling productivity.
Posted: August 19, 2014
UAE. The Middle East region imports most of its value-added steel and Emirates Steel believes it can capitalize by manufacturing these products domestically.
Posted: August 19, 2014
UAE. Frost & Sullivan study finds the market earned revenues of US$549.3 million in 2013 and estimates US$818.5 million in 2018, at a CAGR of 8.3%. The study covers the Middle East market for industrial service of pumps, motors, compressors, automation, instrumentation and electric drives.
Posted: August 6, 2014
UAE. UAE. Infrastructure project awards across the GCC are forecast to exceed US$ 86 billion in 2014, as rail projects take centre stage.
Posted: August 5, 2014
UAE. Deal as part of the restructure of a US$2 billion investment with the former Brazilian billionaire; The stake will make Mubadala the third-largest shareholder in the iron ore company.
Posted: August 5, 2014
UAE. Food Logistics Middle East, a specialised show within Gulfood Manufacturing, to highlight current trends and solutions for effective implementation in the Sector.
Posted: August 5, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. GE revenues exceed US$5.2 billion across 30 African countries in 2013; Africa has emerged as the most promising growth region for GE

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: September 16, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The upcoming Scottish election, whichever way it goes, demonstrates the enormous power of the desire for national self-determination. If it can corrode the British union, it can corrode anything.
date:Posted: September 16, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Sentiment towards Europe has picked up in the wake of recent monetary policy easing by the ECB; U.K. unpopularity deepens as Scottish independence vote looms.
date:Posted: September 15, 2014
UAE. In the rental market, Cluttons expects affordability to remain central to the rental value growth equation, with rises likely to slow further in the coming months; Residential values in Dubai rise by 3.8%; 19% growth in Abu Dhabi residential capital values over the same period.
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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