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: June 3, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. A fund focused on the six GCC countries will target sale-and-leaseback deals for shopping centers, warehouses and infrastructure such as schools and hospitals.
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.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: September 19, 2014
KUWAIT. The global Islamic finance industry reached approx. US$1.9 trillion in assets as at end 1H2014; The report analyses the role of Islamic finance in supporting economic growth.
date:Posted: September 18, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. We have entered a new chapter in the history of central banking. This paradigm shift changes the policy tools that have traditionally defined the sphere of macroeconomic decision-making; We have built an economy that is now so leveraged that it needs zero percent interest rates just to tread water.
date:Posted: September 18, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. World Bank report spells out the repercussions of the political uncertainty and restrictions on movement and access and recommends remedial actions by all parties.
SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi Arabia will need to keep cutting oil output to sustain prices above US$100 a barrel, according to BNP Paribas and Societe Generale; "We are swimming in crude, and they know that better than anyone because they are the biggest exporter."
INTERNATIONAL. Bitcoin has followed a volatile path to growing acceptance since its creation in 2009; In this interview finance expert Arturo Bris analyses the risks associated with bitcoin.
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