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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: July 9, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. The company has offered on-the-job training opportunities to five Saudi women engineers who will be trained across diverse businesses of the company in the Kingdom
Posted: July 9, 2014
UAE. Commercial aerospace may be reaching its peak as the "war on costs" continues in defence and new players and technologies enter the industry; Sector driven by continued expansion of Middle East-based carriers which are increasing their scale and scope through massive fleet orders.
Posted: July 7, 2014
UAE. Caters to huge demand for cranes in the region amidst rampant construction; Massive cost, time savings as delivery time cut from 16 weeks to 4 weeks.
Posted: July 4, 2014
UAE. GDF SUEZ holds a 20% equity interest in the project with the remaining 80% held by ADWEA (Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority).
Posted: June 30, 2014
UAE. Cumberland announces merger with Japanese engineering heavy-weight, in the first merger of its type in the industry.
Posted: June 25, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. "A remarkably effective new tool in overcoming various types of explosives that up to now were dealt with by human beings."
Posted: June 19, 2014
UAE. Combined revenues for the top 500 stand at US$383.67 billion, while net profits reach US$71.68 billion; Industrials sector records the highest volume of companies with 107 entries.
Posted: June 18, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Honeywell Aerospace and UOP continue legacy of innovation.
Posted: June 18, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. New offerings will help provide long awaited solutions to airlines' quest for differentiated cabin interior designs while also helping to take out significant weight.
Posted: June 12, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. SABIC has passed the milestone of having more than 10,000 patents either issued or pending approval.
Posted: June 11, 2014
UAE. Emirates will drop 50 A350-900 airliners and 20 of the larger -1000, Airbus said in a statement. The order for aircraft due from 2019 was valued at US$16 billion at the list price when Emirates announced the deal in 2007.
Posted: June 10, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. The new grade will be produced at SABIC's manufacturing affiliate, Al-Jubail Fertilizer Company (Al-Bayroni) in Jubail, with a capacity of 80,000 tons per year.
Posted: June 9, 2014
UAE. The facilities will be used to refinance US$1.1 billion worth of existing financing that was put in place to finance expansion projects; The deal, which was brokered by BNP Paribas, was four times oversubscribed.
Posted: June 9, 2014
UAE. Family firms are the backbone of the Gulf economies, generating an estimated 80% of non-oil GDP; the next generation is going to inherit large often supra-regional businesses; Global statistics however suggest that only 15% generate value in their third generation.
Posted: June 7, 2014
UAE. Newly-formed aluminium giant taking a leading role at Harbor's 7th Aluminium Outlook Summit (Harbor 2014), being held in Chicago from 9-11 June.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: August 21, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The report found there are 15 million middle-class households in 11 of sub-Saharan Africa's top economies this year, up from 4.6 million in 2000 and 2.4 million in 1990, an increase of 230% over 14 years.
date:Posted: August 21, 2014
UAE. "The establishment of QIFs aimed at sophisticated, high-net worth investors is a welcome development which reflects the fact that a one size fits all approach to regulation is not appropriate."
date:Posted: August 20, 2014
UAE. Rising geopolitical tensions and slowing global growth; GCC markets remain steady in spite of increased global volatility; Commodity prices soft on China bank data.
INTERNATIONAL. U.S. special operations forces made a failed attempt to rescue journalist James Foley and other Americans held hostage by Islamic extremists in Syria earlier this summer, the White House said in a statement.
INTERNATIONAL. I think one of the big fallacies in people's thinking about the Iraqi oil sector has been the focus on who's making money producing the oil. The bigger impact is on consumers.
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