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: May 20, 2014
UAE. The port operator whose container business jumped 12% in the first quarter, is riding a resurgence of bullish sentiment in the GCC.
Posted: May 12, 2014
UAE. The new solutions greatly reduce the manual efforts associated with baggage and cargo handling.
Posted: May 7, 2014
UAE. Agreement will provide new, innovative solution for e-businesses and consumers; Network of private automated Parcel Lockers will be the first in the Middle East and Africa.
Posted: May 7, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Significant demand will be driven by the oil and gas industry in the Middle East as national oil companies in these countries expand.
Posted: April 29, 2014
UAE. Global economic rebound boosting Middle East growth prospects, according to new analysis from IHS.
Posted: April 29, 2014
UAE. Several companies in Dubai, which was on the the brink of default in 2009, are taking advantage of the emirate's improving credit profile to drive down loan costs.
Posted: April 28, 2014
UAE. Net Profits increased 14% to AED78.7 million; Revenues increased to AED852 million; Considerable opportunities in Aramex's core markets.
Posted: April 22, 2014
UAE. ADPC signs Memorandum of Understanding with MICCO, a leading freight contracting and logistics service provider.
Posted: April 2, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The greatest threat to Qatar's enormous wealth is competition as other nations are challenging its LNG dominance; Qatar faces diminished market share and the possibility of lower prices just as the country embarks on US$200 billion of infrastructure spending.
Posted: February 19, 2014
UAE. Container traffic and RORO (roll on, roll off vehicles) seeing significant growth over the last 12 months .
Posted: February 14, 2014
UAE. "Great Place to Work" reveals UAE's top 15 companies to work for in 2014; Having ranked fifth place last year, DHL put significant effort into refining its "employee value proposition".
Posted: February 5, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. IATA released figures showing a 1.4% expansion of global freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) in 2013; Middle Eastern carriers expanded FTks by 12.8%
Posted: December 5, 2013
UAE. Speakers at 3rd TOC CSC Middle East conference in Dubai assess port investment and development in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Posted: November 29, 2013
OMAN. Sultanate's economic growth seen at 3.5% for 2014; The government has earmarked tourism as one of the key sectors to drive its economic diversification strategy; Oil & gas revenues have peaked.
Posted: November 27, 2013
IRAN. The vessels were fishing illegally in Iranian waters under Saudi flags. The nine sailors of various nationalities on board were arrested, a local coast guard official said.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: September 1, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Oil markets since 2011 have become less price sensitive to actual supply disruptions, especially to those geopolitical events that have taken place since the Arab Spring.
date:Posted: September 1, 2014
JORDAN. The market recorded an increase in profit after tax to JOD 13.7 million in 2013, stemming from improved returns on underwriting and investment activities. Partially assisting this recovery has been the bullish performance of the Amman stock exchange.
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SAUDI ARABIA. Consumer spending also remained robust; Non-oil exports rebound owing to greater production of petrochemicals and plastics.
JORDAN. The market recorded an increase in profit after tax to JOD 13.7 million in 2013, stemming from improved returns on underwriting and investment activities. Partially assisting this recovery has been the bullish performance of the Amman stock exchange.
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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