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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 1, 2014
BAHRAIN. Investment in new plant producing six brands including Oreo and Ritz is part of company's supply-chain reinvention plan.
Posted: September 28, 2014
UAE. At the special meeting being held in Istanbul, GE highlighted its outlook in redefining economies of scale, creating new jobs for youth, reshaping supply chains, promoting SMEs and accelerating the pace of innovation.
Posted: September 26, 2014
UAE. Leatherworld Middle East brings new opportunities for manufacturers, suppliers as UAE leather imports and exports reach a value of US$2 billion in 2013.
Posted: September 25, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. A sector with strong growth potential that is underpinned by Saudi Arabia's global leadership position in the petrochemical production field.
Posted: September 24, 2014
UAE. Investment in the leading Egyptian container glass and PET manufacturer seen as a bid to increase Gulf Capital's exposure to the booming consumer sector in Egypt.
Posted: September 17, 2014
QATAR. Carrier to depart Thursday From Hamburg's Airbus factory bound for Doha with its first super-jumbo; Qatar Airways to receive Four Airbus A380s in total before year end.
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.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: October 1, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The Constitutional Court will keep challenging EU attempts at federalization and the Bundesbank will keep criticizing every measure that would reduce German sovereignty.
date:Posted: October 1, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. The combination of accelerating US supply, weaker than expected global demand, stabilization in geopolitics, and an appreciation of the dollar, led to oil prices dropping to an average of US$102 per barrel, according to the latest Jadwa Investment Global Oil Market Update.
date:Posted: September 30, 2014
IRAQ. The UN estimates land under IS control accounts for as much as 40% of Iraq's annual production of wheat, one of the country's most important food staples alongside barley and rice.
SAUDI ARABIA. The combination of accelerating US supply, weaker than expected global demand, stabilization in geopolitics, and an appreciation of the dollar, led to oil prices dropping to an average of US$102 per barrel, according to the latest Jadwa Investment Global Oil Market Update.
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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