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 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.
Posted: November 25, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. The deal struck yesterday in Geneva will relax restrictions on cars, petrochemicals, aviation parts, gold, and insurance for oil cargoes. In addition, it will let Iran continue exporting oil at current levels instead of forcing further reductions.
Posted: November 1, 2013
UAE. Passenger and cargo flights to the Libyan capital temporarily suspended following safety and operational challenges which the airline has observed in recent months at Tripoli airport.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: August 22, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. By 2040, Africa will experience faster economic growth than any other region and is expected to have the biggest labour force in the world; By 2030 Dar es Salaam and Luanda could have bigger populations than London has now.
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."
SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi Arabia set out draft proposals on foreign-shareholder limits as one of the world's most restricted stock markets prepares to open its doors for the first time to investors outside the region.
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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