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 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.
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.


date:Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The trajectory of Japan's economy has much to teach us about the wisdom of Keynesian policies. Those who are not blinded by left-wing dogma should take a good look at where the road of permanent stimulus ultimately leads.
date:Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The path to the acceptance of the participatory approach to development was forged, through trial and error, over several decades until the 1990s, when its global recognition by development practitioners became well-established.
date:Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. There is a high degree of uncertainty over how the Iranian negotiations and the OPEC meeting will play out, but the end of November will be hugely important for energy markets.
INTERNATIONAL. In this excerpt from Greenspan's appearance at the New Orleans Investment Conference, The Gold Report delves into the role of gold versus fiat currency, why central banks own so much gold if it is truly "a barbarous relic," and the reason China is buying so much gold today.