Ports & Shipping

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Posted: 14-06-2011
UAE. Investors looking for the greatest return on the funds they invest in port infrastructure should look no further than the GCC region, according to research by International Built Asset Consultancy, EC Harris. However, in the other transport sectors the lack of cross-border agreements between each member state could see investors focus their attention elsewhere. The ‘Investment in Transport Infrastructure’ study ranked 17 locations across the globe on the relative attractiveness of their transport sector to potential investors. The criteria used to judge each country covered a br
Posted: November 22, 2014
UAE. Over US$60 million investment in four ship-to-shore container cranes and 12 rubber tyred gantry cranes; Sophisticated cranes with user-friendly interfaces adopt the highest standards of safety
Posted: November 22, 2014
OMAN. One of the world's most advanced fuel efficient LNG carriers; The 162,000 cubic metres capacity vessel was built by Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea.
Posted: November 13, 2014
UAE. DP World, the ports operator, agreed to buy an industrial parks company in a deal that may help Dubai World pay debt five years after its near default roiled global markets.
Posted: November 5, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. "There is no sign of Africa's exploration activity slowing down, and the continent is expected to continue on its growth path as its attractiveness as an investment destination for the sector becomes ever more apparent due to its untapped resources and potential of new discoveries."
Posted: October 30, 2014
UAE. "Global trade this year will more than double the 2.2% recorded in 2013 but higher operating costs, is leading to an increase in the number of larger vessels, putting pressure on port infrastructure and logistics."
Posted: October 27, 2014
UAE. Revenues increased to AED 922 million vs Q3 2013; Net Profits increased 16% to AED 69.5 million vs Q3 2013.
Posted: October 27, 2014
UAE. Impact of 4.5% forecasted growth in global trade on capacity-challenged operations and Gulf region's ambitious expansion strategy to anchor agenda at biennial maritime summit.
Posted: October 15, 2014
UAE. New ventures report shows spending will double this year across the region, with a focus on five areas: rail, roads, airports, ports and free trade zones.
Posted: October 12, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. As opposed to western markets, where the methods to reach consumers are relatively defined, Africa's unique business landscape gives scope to introduce innovative marketing initiatives that may be relatively unexplored by businesses operating in other markets.
Posted: October 9, 2014
UAE. Impact of global legislation on key ship recycling hubs scheduled for high-level debate at Seatrade Middle East Maritime 2014 as industry experts meet to share their experiences
Posted: October 2, 2014
UAE. Piracy victim "Maersk Alabama" first vessel to undergo repairs.
Posted: September 29, 2014
UAE. Booming GCC logistics sector continues to pile pressure on region's ports as trade demand outpaces infrastructure development; multi-billion dollar port expansion programmes and new GCC rail network to transform maritime landscape.
Posted: September 5, 2014
UAE. Jafza's trade with China stands at around US$12.5 billion. Close to 60% of China's total trade passes through the UAE for re-export.
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.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

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. Both countries posted freedom scores of 8.1, according to the annual Economic Freedom of the Arab World report published by the Fraser Institute. Bahrain dropped from first place last year to third place and a score of 8.0 in this year's report, which is based on 2012 data, the most recent available.
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.
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